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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
Texas Health Resources continues to expand to meet the healthcare needs of the fast-growing North Texas area. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to the greatest numeric population growth in the United States, and Tarrant County added more residents than any county in North Texas between 2007 and 2008.*
We’re breaking ground this month on Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance — a full-service hospital in North Tarrant County near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Golden Triangle Boulevard. We hope to begin offering services in late 2011. The hospital will include an emergency room, outpatient and surgical services, physician offices and acute-care inpatient beds.
In September, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle opened a 5,000 square-foot, $1.5 million Health and Education Center, allowing the hospital to expand outpatient services and provide more education classes and support groups for residents in Northwest Tarrant and Parker counties.
In October, Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson opened a stand-alone emergency department to care for the emergent medical needs of the Burleson, Joshua and Crowley communities. The 10-bed emergency department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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.
*U.S. Census Bureau estimates, 2009