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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville Names Chief Quality Officer
05/17/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville has named Dr. Jeffrey Edwards its chief quality officer.

Jeffrey K. Edwards, M.D.
Jeffrey K. Edwards, M.D.

Edwards is a family physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Stephenville. He serves as vice chief of staff, chairman of the Physician Health & Wellness Committee, member of the Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Performance Improvement Committee at Texas Health Stephenville. He also serves on the Physician Leadership Council of Texas Health Resources.

“We are proud to have Dr. Edwards serve as our chief quality officer,” said Christopher Leu, hospital president. “The employees at Texas Health Stephenville and physicians on the medical staff are committed to continually improving the quality of care provided at the hospital. Our health care providers work diligently every day and Dr. Edwards will be an important force in those efforts.”

Before coming to Stephenville in 2005, Edwards worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho. During his tenure there he served two stints as chief of staff and was medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation program and home health and hospice program.

Locally, Edwards serves as medical director for Countryside Therapy Group in Stephenville, which provides rehabilitation services. He also is president of the Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic. In addition, he volunteers at Hope Medical Clinic. Last summer, Edwards went on a medical mission to North Belize with Church of Christ.

“Serving in this role is just another way that I can help provide high quality medical care to the residents of Erath County and the surrounding areas,” Edwards said. “I am eager to get started.”

Edwards also is on the board of directors of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

For more information on chief quality officers, visit TexasHealth.org/ChiefQualityOfficers.

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 13 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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