AUSTIN – The Texas Hospital Association welcomes Gov. Rick Perry’s appointment of Kyle Janek, M.D. as executive commissioner to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Dan Stultz, M.D., FACP, FACHE, THA president/ chief executive officer, made the following statement regarding the appointment:
“We welcome Dr. Janek as the new leader of a tremendously vital institution. His experience as a legislator and physician will provide a meaningful point-of-view at a critical time, providing insight and opportunity to solve important health care issues affecting Texans. Among the most pressing issues are addressing the 6 million Texans who do not have health insurance.
“These are certainly challenging times in health care, but we are happy to see determined leaders stepping up to take action to solve important health care dilemmas. That Dr. Janek would do so now is a testament to his integrity and drive to tackle difficult issues.”
About the Texas Hospital Association
Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org