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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Traditions
12/23/2013

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

Most families have special holiday family traditions they carry through generations. In my family, we always make time to read “’Twas the night before Christmas” and “The Christmas Story” and my wife particularly enjoys coordinating Christmas pajamas for all the grandkids — seven and counting.

These purposeful and meaningful moments create lasting memories and joy for all of us and will for years to come.

At Texas Health Resources, we too, have deeply rooted traditions which we embrace and celebrate.

There is no greater season than this to remember our tradition of having faith-based ties to the United Methodist and Presbyterian churches; our commitment to valuing diversity in all regards; and staying fully committed to our mission, vision and long-held values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.

For the four decades I’ve spent in health care administration, I have seen enormous change and innovation. All along the way I’ve sought to keep our founding principles, traditions and values at the center of everything we do… never losing sight of the patient and their families who have entrusted their care to us during their most vulnerable time.

In 2014, we’ll continue transforming health care as we collaborate with community leaders and other health care organizations to improve well-being in North Texas. And all along the way, we will never forget our traditions, our history and the hallmark standard of care we strive to provide each and every day.

So during this most special holiday season…on behalf of everyone at Texas Health Resources, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.

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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