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DeLeon Appointed Chairman of Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

FORT WORTH, Texas — Joseph DeLeon, vice president of professional services and business development at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, will chair the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors beginning January 2013. DeLeon has served on the board since 2007.

Joseph DeLeon
Joseph DeLeon

As chairman, DeLeon will be responsible for establishing and executing new policies to promote and enhance economic opportunity and prosperity for the Fort Worth Hispanic business community. He will also be involved in the planning and promotion of the various Hispanic chamber events open to the community.

A former captain of the United States Air Force Medical Services Corps, DeLeon has served in health care management since 1991. Prior to joining Texas Health Fort Worth, he served as the executive director of the heart and vascular center at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. \

In addition to serving on the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, DeLeon is the chairman of the LifeGift Board of Trustees, vice-chair of the Texas Health Specialty Hospital Board of Directors, chair of the Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth Board of Directors and is on the Board of Visitors for the AdRan College of Liberal Arts at Texas Christian University.

DeLeon is a fellow of the Leadership Fort Worth Program, a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership North Texas class, an alumnus of the Fort Worth Business Press 40 under 40, a member of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Program and member of the Cardiovascular Health Fellowship, Health Forum for the American Hospital Association.

He is also an associate with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

DeLeon earned both a Bachelor's degree in political science in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree in health systems administration in 1994 from Texas A&M University.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing 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 systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 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, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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