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Texas Health HEB Honors Support for Volunteer Efforts in the Community
05/21/2010

Jenny Ellis, R.N., AOCN
Jenny Ellis, R.N., AOCN, (third from left) was honored by hospital officials and co-workers.

BEDFORD, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford employees and physicians on the medical staff place a high premium on improving the health of people in our community each day. But for many of them, the service to the community doesn’t stop when they change out of their scrubs or clock out for the day.

That’s why each year Texas Health HEB honors an employee, department and a physician on the medical staff for their contributions outside of the hospital’s walls. This year, the honorees are:

Jenny Ellis, R.N., AOCN: In her day job, Ellis works on the Oncology Care Unit at Texas Health HEB. She primarily educates patients and their families about chemotherapy, cancer treatments and what to expect. In addition, she works closely with the American Cancer Society on support groups and programs to help those living with cancer and serves as camp nurse for the Bluebonnet Retreat, an adult cancer camp. She also is very active with Special Olympics and Special Friends, a program that helps adult special needs athletes train and socialize.

Dr. Rebeca Sharp
Dr. Rebeca Sharp

Dr. Rebeca Sharp is an internal medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB. When not seeing patients in her practice, Sharp can frequently be found volunteering at Cornerstone Ministries in Fort Worth. She also mentors Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students completing rotations with the Cornerstone clinic. She travels to Mexico for a week each year to treat indigent patients and serves as chairwoman of the board of directors of Women’s Choice Resource Center. In addition to being selected as an award winner for Texas Health HEB, she also has been recognized across the Texas Health Resources system.

Texas Health Fitness Center HEB employees frequently can be found speaking at area community events and holding free, or low-cost, programs to improve the health of people in the area. The Fitness Center offers free memberships to military personnel on leave and gives free use of the facility to individuals needing a shower or place to go while a family member is in the hospital. The Fitness Center provides education and fitness services to breast cancer survivors and those who have suffered cardiac events.

“We are thrilled that so many of our team members actively serve their community,” said Debbie Paganelli, FACHE, hospital president. “Jenny, Dr. Sharp and all the staff of the Fitness Center are shining examples of the kinds of people at Texas Health HEB who pour their all into helping others each day. They don’t ask for praise or recognition, but I am honored to recognize the dedication and inspiration they provide to all around them.”

Texas Health Fitness Center HEB employees
Texas Health Fitness Center HEB employees

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, cardiac rehabilitation and psychiatric and addiction treatment. Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/HEB.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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