ARLINGTON, Texas – Douglas A. White has been named president of the Harris Methodist Health Foundation, the philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting improvements in Harris Methodist Hospitals. White had served as interim president of the Foundation since August.
“Doug White has proven to be an outstanding leader,” said Andy Thompson, chairman of the Harris Methodist Health Foundation Board. “His leadership as interim president of the Foundation was instrumental in our successful campaign to raise money for the Harris Methodist Heart Center, and he has provided invaluable service laying the groundwork for many exciting fundraising strategies we have on the drawing board.”
White was selected as president as the result of a competitive search and interview process following the departure of Tim Carter in July. Prior to his role as interim president, White served as vice president of the Foundation since August 1999 and its vice president and chief operating officer since July 2001.
“Mr. White is able to articulate the vision of Harris Methodist Health Foundation with a clarity and enthusiasm that motivates people to give not only their financial support but also their time and energy to improving health care in the communities served by Harris Methodist Hospitals,” said Margaret Jordan, executive vice president of Corporate Affairs for Texas Health Resources, the parent company of Harris Methodist Hospitals.
Before joining the Harris Methodist Health Foundation, White was associate dean for external affairs at the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1997 to 1999. White's first stint in Fort Worth was at Texas Christian University from 1991 to 1997, where he rose to be assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement.
White graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tulsa.
The mission of the Harris Methodist Health Foundation is to encourage philanthropic support to improve the health care needs of the people in the communities served by Harris Methodist Hospitals, which include Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Harris Methodist Continued Care Hospital, Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital in Cleburne, Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital in Azle, and Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital in Stephenville. Harris Methodist Health System is a member of Texas Health Resources, which includes the Presbyterian Healthcare System and Arlington Memorial Hospital.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The 13-hospital system is the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served and includes the Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial hospitals.