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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health and Cancer Support Communities Collaborating to Serve Families

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

Cancer affects more people than just the person diagnosed with the disease. It also affects their family and friends. The Texas Health Resources philosophy of treating the whole individual — body, mind and spirit — recognizes the emotional, spiritual, family and social impact of illness.

To enhance support for patients with cancer, Texas Health has formed an alliance with Cancer Support Community North Texas. We’re collaborating to provide expanded social and emotional support services for patients and families who are dealing with cancer. We will bring together like-minded organizations in an environment that fosters collaboration and encompasses the whole spectrum of needs.

Initial plans for expanded services include facilities on the campuses of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance.

Our goal is to couple advanced medical treatment with compassionate, respectful care for the whole patient and for those who love and support the patient.

Texas Health and Cancer Support Community share similar values that focus on every patient as a unique individual. We deeply appreciate the dedication that members of Cancer Support Community bring to this relationship.

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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