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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth Names New Finance Director

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth administrators appointed Charlotte Ward, CPA MBA, as the new finance director serving in the role of the finance officer for the hospital. Ward brings 20 years of accounting experience to the position, including 15 years supporting health care administration.

Ward served as the hospital’s decision support/ finance manager and the entity compliance officer since 2008. In her new role, Ward will oversee all hospital financial activities and budget. She will also have management responsibility for admissions, scheduling, health information services, and document compliance departments.

Before joining Texas Health Southwest, Ward was the director of decision support for Parkland Memorial Health and Hospital System Prior to that, she held analyst and accounting roles at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth from 1995 to 2001. She was a contract accountant for New Day of America, Inc. and Coopers & Lybrand from 1991-94.

Ward completed a bachelor’s degree in business at Vanderbilt University in 1977. She earned a master's in business adminstration from Texas Christian University in 1983 and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam that same year.

She has served as the president of the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration and on the board of directors and finance committee for CareFlite. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Forth Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide 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 Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers.

For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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