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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Focusing on Body, Mind and Spirit to Improve Well-Being
04/01/2013

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

As one of the largest faith-based health systems in the country, Texas Health is committed to caring for the whole person – body, mind and spirit. We are transforming from a hospital system that treats people when they are sick or injured to a health system that improves the health and overall well-being of individuals and entire communities.

Research has shown that people with higher well-being are healthier, their health benefits cost less, they are more productive, and they contribute more to their community.

In support of this philosophy, Texas Health recently teamed up with Cooper Aerobics Center at Craig Ranch in McKinney to offer integrative wellness services. The services will be provided by employees of Texas Health Springwood Hospital and Seay Behavioral Health Center from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

The programs are designed to help ease pain, stress and improve emotional well-being.

Texas Health is also offering a simple online tool that encourages people to engage in one easy, healthy activity each day to improve overall well-being. The Daily Challenge promotes everyday well-being by encouraging small actions and fostering social interactions that drive meaningful change. Visit TexasHealth.org/WellBeing to learn more.

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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