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Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital Names Sparks New Nurse Manager
07/29/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas – Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital administrators promoted Gina Sparks, R.N., to nurse manager of the progressive care and medical telemetry units. Sparks, formerly a staff nurse serving multiple departments of the hospital, brings 19 years of nursing experience to the position.

Gina Sparks

Gina Sparks

In her new role as nurse manager, Sparks will oversee patient care, operations, staffing and development for the progressive care and medical telemetry units.

Sparks began her nursing career in 1989 as a nurse technician at All Saints Episcopal Hospital. Nine years later, she joined Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital’s nursing staff serving in the medical/surgical department, telemetry department and intensive care unit. She left the hospital in 2001 to become a staff nurse at Huguley Memorial Medical Center in the cardiovascular and medical intensive care units and the progressive care unit, and returned to the hospital staff in 2006.

Most recently, Sparks has worked as a staff nurse serving in day surgery, the intensive care unit, and other departments of the hospital. She also has served as the nursing supervisor once a week.

Sparks received her associate’s degree in nursing from Tarrant County Junior College in 1990. She plans to work toward a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington.

About Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital
Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital (HMSW) has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMSW is licensed for 230 beds and provides a wide array of comprehensive services, including: surgical and imaging services, 24-hour emergency services, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care and a level 3a neonatal intensive care unit, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiovascular services, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. HMSW is home to 578 members of the medical staff, 992 employees and 120 volunteers. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit www.texashealth.org/hmsw.

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’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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