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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne Recognizes Employees, Volunteer for Contributions
05/11/2011

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne has recognized two employees and a volunteer for their outstanding contributions to benefit the hospital’s patients and their families.

Texas Health Cleburne employees honored
Pictured (from left): Blake Kretz, president; Lavern Collins, volunteer; Jennifer Mathis, R.N.; Roger Scott, R.N.; and Doug Hawthorne, Texas Health CEO.

“Our employees are the backbone of the services we provide to our patients and their families,” said Blake Kretz, FACHE, hospital president. “We value employees like Roger and Jennifer and depend on volunteers like Lavern to help us accomplish our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

Roger Scott, R.N., received the Patient Safety Star Award. Scott, a nursing supervisor in the emergency department, worked with emergency department employees to create a process to quickly move patients from the lobby back to a room to be seen by a physician. This helps hospital employees and physicians on the medical staff to better monitor the patients and helps patients be treated more quickly.

Jennifer Mathis, R.N., received the Living the Mission Award. Mathis, who works in outpatient services, is quick to support other caregivers as well as patients and their families. Mathis has been instrumental with internal process improvement projects and helps mentor new nurses. In her spare time she volunteers at health fairs and shelters along with feeding the homeless. She also spends time as a clown to bring a smile to others both in and out of costume.

Lavern Collins received the Helping Hands Award. Collins has volunteered at Texas Health Cleburne for the past five years. She helps wherever is needed and for the last few years has organized volunteer sales, which provide funds for hospital programs and scholarships.

For more information on the hospital, visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne, or "Like" the hospital on Facebook at Facebook.com/TexasHealthCleburne.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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