Walker Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board
AUSTIN (Dec. 28, 2011) – Robert L. Walker, FACHE, executive vice president and administrator of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, has been elected to the Texas Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. He will take office on Jan. 1 for a three-year term.
Walker, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been in his current position since 1989 and has been with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since 1979.
Active in THA for more than 20 years, Walker has served on THA’s Committee on Human Resources and THA’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Nursing Shortage. He is a recipient of the Trinity University Dean Leonard A. Duce Award for Excellence in Healthcare Administration. Walker is a past chairman of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Board of Trustees.
Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Texas State University in Commerce and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.
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 or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.