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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Strengthening Our Communities Through Service
12/24/2012

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

Service to our fellow North Texans is what Texas Health Resources is all about. Along with providing high-quality health care, we also believe that service means individuals going beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics, giving of ourselves to strengthen our communities. Whether it is financial support or our most crucial resource — time — our employees have a passion for giving back to their communities.

We recently celebrated our system’s 15th anniversary by challenging employees to give fifteen-hundred hours of community service in a two-and-a-half month period. They met the goal through participation in more than 100 service projects across North Texas. This labor of love focused on some of our communities’ greatest needs, such as health and wellness, hunger, homelessness and youth development.

Employees swinging hammers, collecting and packing food and reading to students are part of the Texas Health culture. We support employee service through our Community Time Off program that offers employees paid time off to provide community service at qualified non-profit organizations.

Including the 15th anniversary celebration efforts, Texas Health employees contributed more than 4,500 hours of community service by the end of October, surpassing last year’s total with two months left in the year.

We are honored to help strengthen our communities through service outside our hospital walls.

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

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