I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
Texas Health Resources is a great place to work. Satisfied employees bring passion, creativity and enthusiasm to help achieve our mission: improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.
Along with our compassionate staff members who provide direct patient care, Texas Health is blessed to have gifted employees in critical support roles such as information technology. The professionals of our Innovative Technology Solutions division are essential in helping serve North Texans’ care needs through initiatives such as the point-to-point connectivity of electronic health records.
Our information technology department was recognized this week by Healthcare IT News as one of the nation’s top information technology departments among health systems. This award comes on the heels of our selection earlier this year by Computerworld magazine as one of the 100 best workplaces for IT professionals, regardless of industry. We’ve made that list four consecutive years and ranked No. 19 this year.
Our talented technology professionals derive immense satisfaction from their work, a fact evident in our selection for these national awards. They know that every time they sit down at their keyboards or work with clinicians, they are supporting caregivers in improving the health of patients across North Texas. And that’s a great feeling when friends and family ask, “So what did you do at work today?”
For our faith-based family of hospitals — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.