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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Chief Quality Officers
06/14/2010

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

Each of Texas Health Resources’ 13 hospitals employs a chief quality officer — a physician executive who partners with physicians, nurses and staff at all levels to bring about continual improvements in the quality and safety of care for all patients.

As 21st century medicine rapidly evolves, advancements in technology, evidence-based medicine, and research influence not only the way clinicians deliver care, but they way they approach and think about care. The job of a chief quality officer is to be a champion for continual quality improvement and foster an environment of commitment to excellence and positive change.

At Texas Health Resources, we are committed to continually raising the bar of quality in our hospitals. That's why we have made it a priority to provide each and every one of our hospitals with a chief quality officer to help shepherd the continual improvement that we strive for across our 13-hospital health care system.

While we know that perfection may not be attainable, we will continually strive for it in every aspect of care we provide to the people in the communities we serve.

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

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