I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”
This year Texas Health produced its first Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report to provide a high-level overview of our community responsibility programs, community health initiatives and our plans as a health care system to enhance well-being. You can read our report at TexasHealth.org/Responsibility. Like many of you, our mission and sustainability go hand-in-hand.
In thinking about preparing such a comprehensive baseline report, we defined sustainability as the capacity for our organization to endure and perform strongly in four key areas: economic impact, social impact, environmental impact and governance.
We also recognize that to be a sustainable organization, we must:
Be responsible stewards of our financial and natural resources.
Hold ourselves accountable for delivering quality care.
Maintain a thriving workplace in which each individual is treated with dignity and respect.
Lead the industry in innovative approaches to delivering quality care.
Treat the whole individual–body, mind and spirit.
We made significant advancements in our 10-Year Strategic Focus last year and many challenges still lie ahead.
Like any business leader, our long-term sustainability depends on our ability to proactively adapt to new challenges. We have great hope and confidence in continuing our successful journey to transform the delivery of quality care. Texas Health is committed to community responsibility, sustainability and becoming a benchmark for other health systems across the country.
For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.