Al Goforth is the regional executive for West Texas. As part of the regional executive team he meets with hospital leaders to discuss their specific needs, primarily in Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, Wichita Falls and El Paso. Goforth joined the HealthShare team in 2007 and brings a unique background to his current role. He believes that THA-endorsed partners offer services that help hospitals run more efficiently and provide better health care to patients. As the RE for West Texas, he primarily works with rural and community hospitals, and understands the unique challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. He enjoys matching hospitals with solutions that focus on funding/reimbursement cuts and how those cuts might affect a hospital’s ability to serve its patients. Additionally, Goforth is staff liaison for THA’s Rural Hospital Constituency Council, which serves to monitor rural hospital issues and assists THA-member hospitals in navigating those issues.