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HMFW Trauma Research Clinician Receives Nursing Award

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jodi English, R.N., M.S.N., was nominated by faculty members at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing to receive the 2007 Silver Star Award. English received the award at the School of Nursing's 25th anniversary celebration gala in Lubbock on January 26. This award recognizes alumni who have made great strides in the field of nursing and have contributed to the growth of nursing as a profession.

English was recently named trauma research clinician at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. After serving as a Trauma ICU nurse for four years, she accepted this promotion to work with the hospital on becoming a published research institute. Only five months after accepting this new role, English received notification that her first research study, “Kissing Pneumonia Goodbye,” was accepted for a poster presentation at the Society of Trauma Nurses Conference held in March.

A nominee for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tribute to nursing award and two-time nominee for the HMFW nursing excellence award, English is accomplished and highly praised in the nursing profession. She is also a member of the End of Life Care Quality Improvement committee, nursing research council and most recently the surge capacity unit medical deployment team at HMFW.

English completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. She went on to receive a Master of Science in nursing from the Harris College of Nursing at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

About Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
Opened in 1930, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital, and Tarrant County's largest and busiest hospital and regional referral center. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMFW is licensed for 710 beds and provides the following services: cardiovascular; high risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; adult critical care and neonatal intensive care; trauma and emergency medicine; cancer care; medical/surgical; kidney transplants; occupational health; and more. The campus is home to almost 1,000 members of the medical staff, more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and the new state-of-the-art 100-bed Harris Methodist Heart Center. For more information, please call
1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit

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 controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR's family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit

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