I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
In August of 1997 — only 15 short years ago — Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital came together as Texas Health Resources.
We’re proud of the strides we’ve made in fulfilling our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. We’re humbled by the trust and support you, the people of our communities, have given to us.
The flagship hospital of Harris Methodist was founded in Fort Worth in 1930. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas opened in 1966. Arlington Memorial Hospital began its service in 1958.
Together, we are the largest health system in North Texas in terms of patients served. Including our joint ventures and other affiliated organizations, Texas Health comprises more than 22,500 people, 25 hospitals, 18 outpatient facilities and more than 250 other community access points.
Our mission to improve the health of people in the communities we serve means more than just treating sick people. It means investing in innovative ways to improve overall well-being, to help people lead healthier lives and stay out of the hospital.
We are grateful for your support of Texas Health Resources in our first 15 outstanding years. I look forward to sharing more details of our progress with you in the coming weeks.
For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.