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Harris Methodist Southwest Names New Director of Critical Care and Medical/Surgical Services
09/10/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas — Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital administrators have announced the appointment of Gretchen Hunt, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.S., C.C.R.N., as director of critical care and medical/surgical services.

Gretchen Hunt

Gretchen Hunt

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Hunt’s background includes 18 years of critical care nursing and nursing leadership experience and five years in clinical education.

In her new role as director, Hunt will be responsible for operations, staffing, strategic planning and fiscal management for critical care and medical/surgical services.

Hunt previously served as the director of clinical education at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. She joined the hospital staff in 1994 as a nurse in the cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was promoted to nurse manager a year later. In 2004, she joined the clinical education department as an education specialist. She was promoted to manager of the department in 2006.

Hunt received an associate’s degree in nursing from Western Oklahoma State Junior College in 1986. She earned a master's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University in 2004. She is a member of the National Nurses Staff Development Organization and the Texas Nurses Association.

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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