Save the date for Hot Topics Forum: October 2-3, 2019, in Lubbock, TX

THIE and the Northwest Texas Hospital Association (NWTHA) have teamed up for THIE’s fall Hot Topics for one great event! As always, education will be provided by THIE and their great line-up of speakers. The golf tournament will be hosted by the Northwest Texas Hospital Association. Funds raised will benefit NWTHA’s scholarship program— an 90 year tradition that supports rural health care facilities.

With this in mind, please note, there will be a fee to play golf at the fall event in Lubbock. While we pride ourselves on offering golf for free, this year we are working to give back and support NWTHA in continuing their scholarship tradition. We hope you will join us to support a great cause!

For more information, click here.

Save the date for Hot Topics Forum: March 6-7, 2019, in Lakeway, TX

The spring forum will be held at Lakeway Resort and Spa in Lakeway, with golf at the Yaupon Golf Course in the Hills of Lakeway. For more information, click here.

Save the date for Hot Topics Forum: October 3-4, 2018, in Granbury

The fall forum will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Granbury on October 4th..  Preceding the forum will be a round of golf on the 3rd at the Squaw Valley Course and Reception.  Agenda and additional information will be coming soon.

Kerrville Hot Topics Forum Packs the House

The event held in Kerrville TX on October 4-5 continued the trend of high participation.  THIE had in attendance over 90 individuals which represented 28 hospitals at this Hot Topics forum. The participants heard and enjoyed a range of topics including Legal & Legislative updates as well as Security Concerns.   You can download the presentations here.   A huge thank you to the attendees, speakers and sponsors who made this all possible.  We hope to see you all again real soon and be sure to save the date of March 7-8, 2018 for our Spring Hot Topics Forum to be held in Lubbock.

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Lubbock Hot Topics Forum Draws Crowd

Participation in THIE’s Hot Topics Forums continues to grow each year, and our recent event in Lubbock was no exception. More than 90 individuals representing 28 hospitals turned out for two days of learning, networking and relaxing March 1-2.

Corey Owens, Rankin County Hospital District, summed up the feedback we heard from many of those in attendance: “I just wanted to tell you again what a great job you and your staff did with this event. It's very rare, at least for me, to find an event both informative, and enjoyable. You and your staff were so friendly and helpful....which goes a long way these days. I hope to see you again soon!”

Personal defense expert Jeff McKissick, president of Defense By Design, presenting at the March 2017 Hot Topics Forum

Personal defense expert Jeff McKissick, president of Defense By Design, delivered one of the highlight sessions. Pictured above, McKissisk is a noted authority on the subjects of profiling and threat assessment. He presents continuing education seminars to the medical, insurance and other industries, to help them mitigate risks and liabilities associated with workplace violence. His mission is “to help you spot trouble ‘before’ trouble spots you.”

Golf day at Rawls Golf Course during the March 2017 Hot Topics Forum

The always-popular golf outing that accompanies Hot Topics forums gave teams a chance to spend a beautiful day on the Rawls Golf Course with friends and colleagues. Among them were, from left, Robbie Dewberry, Mitchell County Hospital, Colorado City, and THIE board member; Brandy Cruz, Rankin County Hospital District, Rankin; and Christy Francis, Hemphill County Hospital District, Canadian.


Hot Topics participants are updated on recent legal cases, legislative and regulatory happenings and much more at the Hot Topics Forums.

Forum Videos

THIE occasionally records the Hot Topics Forum sessions. Click here to watch presentations from the March 2016 event in Lubbock.