Texas Health Resources will hold a service of remembrance and hope at all of its hospitals on Wednesday, September 11, at noon.
"This is an opportunity for us to worship together and remember the tragedy that struck our nation last year on September 11," said John Engelhard, senior chaplain, Presbyterian Healthcare System. "This is also an opportunity for us to find common expressions of hope to help us move forward in our healing."
The services will pay tribute to area emergency responders including firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. Reflections on the anniversary will also include a list of the victims displayed in each THR hospital chapel and in the chapel of the corporate offices.
All services are open to the public.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The system serves more than 5.4 million people living in 29 counties in north central Texas. In 1999, nearly one in five people living in these 29 counties were hospitalized in a THR hospital. THR was formed in 1997 with the assets of Fort Worth-based Harris Methodist Health System and Dallas-based Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. Later that year, Arlington Memorial Hospital joined the THR system. THR has 13 acute care hospitals with 2,442 licensed hospital beds, employs more than 16,000 people and counts more than 3,200 physicians with staff privileges.