I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
The people of Texas Health Resources are proud of our faith-based heritage and philosophy of caring for the whole individual — body, mind and spirit. Our faith-based heritage is at the center of everything we do at Texas Health.
We are committed to ensuring that the faith-based legacy of our health system is not simply a part of our hospitals’ names. It is integral to our efforts to improve the well-being of each person we serve. Taking care of spiritual needs impacts three key areas of well-being — emotional health, physical health and how we feel about our lives in general.
In addition to quality medical care, we provide spiritual care services to patients, their family members, hospital employees and medical staff members.
We have outstanding chaplains at each wholly-owned Texas Health hospital. They offer compassion, encouragement and a pastoral presence to patients and their families. Each hospital has a chapel or an area dedicated for prayer, quiet time and worship. Many of our facilities have a meditation garden for personal reflection. We also offer a booklet of prayers from various faith traditions.
Our faith-based heritage is at the heart of Texas Health as we care for the whole individual — body, mind and spirit — to improve the well-being of our patients and one another.
For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.