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Texas Health Denton Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer
01/20/2014

DENTON, Texas — Timothy Harris, M.D., physician in Denton County and respected physician leader at Texas Health Resources, has been named chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton.

Timothy Harris, M.D.
Timothy Harris, M.D.

“We are pleased to welcome a physician as accomplished as Dr. Harris to his new role as Chief Medical Officer,” Stan Morton, FACHE, president of Texas Health Denton, said. “He has already proven to be an influential leader in the community and his commitment to Texas Health Denton has been evident through his years of service to the hospital. We are looking forward to seeing how his vast experience will benefit our hospital and patients.”

Harris has been actively involved in improving quality outcomes while on the medical staff at Texas Health Denton. He served as vice chief of staff from 2010-2011 and has served as chief of staff since 2012.

Harris is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Texas Health Denton, and a member of the Texas Health Physician Leadership Council and the Texas Health Denton Physician Leadership Group, roles which he has the opportunity to contribute to the development of hospital policies, help guide strategic planning and improve physician and hospital staff relations.

“I look forward to supporting Texas Health Denton as we work to provide high quality care to those in Denton and surrounding areas,” Harris said.

Harris also served as the chair of the Medical Clinic of North Texas (MCNT) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Committee, a position that has enabled him to develop policies and procedures to transform MCNT into a National Committee for Quality Assurance certified Level 3 PCMH. He also served as medical director of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice Denton and is the medical director of ACT Home Health in Denton.

He is an adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing and a clinical preceptor of nurse practitioner students.

Harris earned a bachelor of science in combined science from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and a medical doctorate from Northeastern Ohio Medical University through a six-year combined degree program. Harris completed an internship and residency in internal medicine/pediatrics at Akron General Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In his free time, Harris teaches an adult Sunday school class, enjoys woodworking and volunteers his time on community projects such as Habitat for Humanity and home repair for the elderly. He also loves to travel and spend time with his wife, Carolyn, and their four children, Amanda, Lauren, Michael and Molly.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. The hospital’s services include: heart and vascular; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit; orthopedics and sports medicine; neck, spine and pain management; emergency medicine; an accredited sleep center; women’s services; and a weight loss surgery program that has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 900 employees and more than 300 physicians on the medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Texas Health Denton is an accredited chest pain center, and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and designated by the State of Texas as a Primary Stroke Facility. Texas Health Denton is an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States.

For more information about Texas Health Denton, visit TexasHealth.org/Denton.

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 medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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