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Texas Health Southwest Names New Risk Manager

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth administrators appointed Kristian Rainbow, R.N., B.S.N., as the new risk manager. Rainbow brings seven years of clinical nursing experience with a specialty in women’s services to the position.

Kristian Rainbow, R.N., B.S.N.
Kristian Rainbow, R.N., B.S.N.

In her new role, Rainbow will assist hospital staff with risk management issues to promote a safe environment for patients, families, employees, medical staff and volunteers. She will also serve as the hospital’s patient advocate.

Most recently, Rainbow was a staff nurse in Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital’s labor and delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit. While there, she gained knowledge of crises management and provided recommendations to improve organizational processes for both units. She joined the staff in 2002 as a nurse tech.

Rainbow received her nursing degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2004. She is currently working toward a duel master’s degree in business administration and health systems management with an expected graduation date of May 2010.

She is involved in youth ministry at The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth and offers community education on women's health issues.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Forth Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, 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. 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

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