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Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, is chief operating officer (COO) and senior executive vice president for Texas Health Resources. As COO he is responsible for achieving full and seamless integration of all system operations, including administrative leadership of Texas Health’s three geographical zones announced in March 2012. He also provides administrative leadership of service lines and management of joint ventures and partnerships with organizations providing services such as wellness, home health and rehabilitation.
Berdan is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of health care leadership experience. He joined Texas Health in 1986 as vice president/administrator for Harris Methodist Southwest, overseeing the construction and opening of the hospital. He served as the chief operating officer of Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital from 1993 to 1999 and then served as its president from 1999 to 2007. He also served as executive vice president for Texas Health from 2005 to 2007, and as senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance from 2007 to 2012.
Under his leadership, Texas Health Resources successfully brought together three separate brands. He also influenced the creation and development of the soon-to-open Texas Health Harris Methodist Alliance Hospital and facilitated a partnership with USMD hospitals in Arlington and Fort Worth.
Before joining Texas Health Resources, Berdan worked for American Medical International for nine years and held several hospital leadership positions in Florida, Arkansas and Texas. He also previously served in administrative positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Jackson Park Hospital, both in Chicago.
Berdan earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a master's degree in business administration with a specialization in hospital administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Active in his community, Berdan served as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association for the 2008-09 year. He also has served in leadership positions on the board of directors for LifeGift Organ Procurement Organization, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration, Fort Worth Sister Cities International and Fort Worth South, Inc. He has been actively involved with the American Heart Association, the Boy Scouts, the American Hospital Association, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations.