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Texas Health Cleburne Employee Donates Hair to Locks of Love
09/10/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — For three years, Joseph “Adam” Jobe went without a haircut.

Adam Jobe before his haircut

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Adam Jobe after his haircut

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Jobe, a nursing administrative supervisor at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, was on a mission to grow his hair at least 10 inches. He wanted to make a donation to Locks of Love in honor of a childhood friend who recently lost her battle with breast cancer. Three years and 18 inches later, Jobe not only reached his goal, he exceeded it.

“I was on a mission, and I was doing this for a person who means a lot to me,” Jobe said.

Jobe’s friend was diagnosed with breast cancer after she graduated from high school.

After battling the disease for many years, she passed away in 2008. To honor her memory, Jobe and others who knew her decided to grow their hair at least 10 inches — the length required by Locks of Love — and donate it to the non-profit organization. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Jobe recently sent off his locks. “It was all for her,” he said. “I really felt good about this donation and how it will help a child who has experienced hair loss due to a medical condition.”

“Our employees personify our mission of improving the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve,” said Blake Kretz, FACHE, Texas Health Cleburne president. “Adam’s dedication to his friend and others who suffer from cancer is one example of his generosity and dedication.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

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.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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