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Texas Health CEO Recognizes Texas Health Stephenville Employees, Volunteer
05/12/2009

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne recently commended Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville employees Joell Kohr and Sammy Moore and volunteer Nita Loutherback for their outstanding service.

Stephenville award winners
Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne (left) and Texas Health Stephenville President Christopher Leu (far right) presented awards to Sammy Moore and Joell Kohr.

“Joell, Sammy and Nita have worked diligently to provide an outstanding level of care and support to the patients in Stephenville,” said Christopher Leu, hospital president. “We are blessed to have many wonderful employees, volunteers, and physicians on the medical staff who really give 110 percent to our patients every day, but these three individuals stand out from the rest.”

Kohr, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit, received the Living the Mission Award, which recognizes her dedication to high levels of integrity, performance and teamwork. Kohr, a 12-year Texas Health Stephenville veteran, is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor, an active member of the hospital’s rapid response team and has developed and taught an eight hour EKG course.

“Taking care of people, making a bad day a little better, seeing healing and progress is motivation to strive to do my very best on a daily basis,” Kohr said. “I thoroughly enjoy my job and I am thankful each and everyday for having the opportunity to work with such capable and caring people.”

Loutherback, a member of the Auxiliary Board, has volunteered at Texas Health Stephenville for six years. For nearly four years, she has placed volunteers in areas of service that fits each volunteer’s abilities. Loutherback has been known to drop what she is doing to guide someone or get them what they need. She received the Helping Hands Award for her dedication and service.

Moore, Pharm D, is the director of pharmacy at Texas Health Stephenville. Moore was given the Patient Safety Star Award for his diligent care in keeping patients safe.

Moore said that his staff benefits from support and cooperation provided by the nursing department. He said that the award represents the work of his entire staff and not just himself.

“It was an honor, but the award was more indicative of a group effort,” he said.

Working at Texas Health Stephenville has added a measure of caring for people that he knows personally, Moore said. “It just adds something extra when a person’s name is more than just a name.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

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. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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