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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health Harris Methodist Alliance Opens to Serve North Tarrant County
09/24/2012

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

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance opened in September as our newest wholly-owned, full-service hospital. It was planned and designed with the future of health care in mind, along with the goal of becoming a community health partner that focuses on keeping people well.

Before building the hospital, we gathered input from a variety of local sources — from physicians to homeowner’s associations to patient focus groups.

The thoughtful design of the hospital improves communication among the physicians, staff and patients. We believe the end result will be an enhanced patient experience.

As part of our commitment to helping people stay healthy, the hospital offers business health services designed to help employers meet the unique needs of their employees, with services such as wellness programs, and educational classes for the community. 

In one technological innovation, RTLS technology — that is, Real-Time Locating System — is integrated with the hospital’s communication systems and electronic medical record. RTLS tracks patients, staff, and equipment to free caregivers to spend more time with patients. Other technology enables patients to involve family members in their own care through an interactive television.

Texas Health Alliance is truly a facility built by the community, for the community.

For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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