I’m Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
This year many Texas Health Resources’ hospitals reach significant milestones. Presbyterian Hospital of Allen has served its community for five years, while Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital celebrates 80 years in Stephenville. In between, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano is in its 15th year and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas celebrates its 40th. Last year, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital celebrated its 75th year.
Why are these anniversaries so significant? When you look back at the origin of many of these hospitals, they began as local community dreams. Many worked tirelessly to raise money to develop a place where their families could receive quality health care close to home. Through sheer will and dedication, they worked to create hospitals that would stand the test of time and be responsive to the community.
Today, Texas Health Resources’ hospitals work to keep those dreams alive. In addition to ongoing investment in improvements at our facilities, we continually look to serve new communities seeking health care closer to home. And, many of our hospitals are among the largest employers in North Texas, providing economic growth and stability for our communities.
So, I congratulate our hospitals celebrating milestones — your roots run deep in North Texas and are part of the economic and social foundations of the communities we serve.
For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based hospitals – Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial – I’m Doug Hawthorne.