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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health Dallas’ New Hamon Tower
09/21/2009

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

When Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas opened the Margot Perot Center 25 years ago, it set a new standard for the care of women and newborns in North Texas. Today, I am pleased to announce the opening of Hamon Tower at Texas Health Dallas, a $220 million medical complex we believe will put that same kind of stamp on treatment of the most complicated medical and surgical cases.

Hamon Tower is named for longtime Presbyterian supporter Nancy B. Hamon, who donated $10 million to Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation for the tower in loving memory of her husband, Jake L. Hamon. The tower, which opens Oct. 1, adds 460,000 square feet of space to the hospital. It is the largest expansion in the hospital’s 43-year history.

Much more than bricks and mortar, Hamon Tower at Texas Health Dallas is a tangible example of our commitment to transforming health care in North Texas. The innovative design will meet the demand for sophisticated emerging technology while allowing flexibility to accommodate future clinical innovations. We believe it will become the model for 21st century health care delivery in North Texas.

Designed to promote more efficient care at the bedside, Hamon Tower features 177 private rooms, each outfitted with capability for bedside electronic medical records. The tower also includes new diagnostic treatment space and leading-edge imaging equipment.

For our faith-based family of hospitals — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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