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PHD Names James Berg as Chief Operating Officer
04/02/2008

DALLAS - James A. Berg, FACHE, a 30-year veteran of the health care industry, has been named chief operating officer of Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (PHD). Berg also becomes a senior vice president of Texas Health Resources, the parent organization of PHD.

Berg joins PHD from The Methodist Hospitals system in the northwest Indiana region of Metro Chicago, where he served as president and chief executive officer.

"I'm delighted to join an institution like Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas that is recognized nationally and in the local community for excellence in heath care," Berg said. "I look forward to building on the strong foundation that's already in place here."

As COO of PHD, Berg will have primary oversight of the day-to-day activities of the hospital. Working with PHD's leadership team, he will help lead Presbyterian's long-term and annual strategic, operating and financial planning activities. These efforts are designed to promote quality and safe patient care, market leading clinical programs, financial strength and outstanding patient and physician satisfaction.

Prior to his time with The Methodist Hospitals in Indiana, he served as executive vice president and COO with Genesis Health System and as president and chief executive officer with Mercy Hospital, both in Davenport, Iowa. He also has served in senior leadership roles in Kansas and Utah.

Berg started his health care career in Utah at the United States Air Force Hospital at Hill Air Force Base, near Salt Lake City; that included a tour of duty in Texas. He served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force Reserve (Medical Service Corps) and holds the military rank of Lieutenant Colonel (retired). He has received numerous military awards and decorations, including the USAF Reserve's "Most Outstanding Hospital Administrator" in 1981.

Berg is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a master's degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University, where he also received a B.S. in Management Sciences, magna cum laude.

About Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Established in 1966, PHD is the flagship hospital of Presbyterian Healthcare System, a member of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. US News and World Report ranks PHD - a recognized clinical program leader providing technologically advanced care to patients - among the nation's best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. The 866-bed facility has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information about PHD, visit http://www.phscare.org/.

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. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR's family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System.  For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit http://www.texashealth.org/.

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