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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Emergency Department Expansion at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Represents More than Bricks and Mortar

I’m Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

It is with great pride that the Texas Health Resources family announces the expansion of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano’s emergency department. The hospital has served the Collin County community since 1991 and has seen the county’s population increase from 490,000 to more than 615,000 in less than four year – with much more growth expected.

Among other things, a growing population means growing medical needs – including a need for more emergency services.

In 2004 alone, Texas Health Resources hospitals had almost a half million emergency department visits – or more than 1,200 per day across our 13-hospital system. An expanded emergency department – such as the one available now at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano – is designed to help meet this increased demand.

Texas Health Resources is working to meet the growing health care needs of our rapidly growing region. As a faith-based nonprofit health care system, we reinvest excess revenue back into our facilities and back into our communities’ health. In this case, that reinvestment means that Collin County residents have a larger emergency department at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano to call their own.

Meeting today’s needs while planning for the future helps Texas Health Resources improve the health of the people in communities we serve – in Collin County and across North Texas.

For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based hospitals – Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial – I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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