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'The Business of Health Care Report'

At the Heart of Our Mission: Charity Care and Community Benefit

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

According to The Governance Institute, a “tipping point” has arrived in the public scrutiny of non-profit organizations. Recently, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley asked federal investigators to study how nonprofit hospitals meet their requirement to provide community benefits in exchange for tax-exempt status.

THR welcomes our hospitals’ obligation to provide charity care and community benefit programs. We are proud that each year since THR’s formation in 1997, we have exceeded state-mandated levels of charity care and community benefit, which are measured as a percentage of net patient revenue across the system.

We measure our community benefit and submit a report annually to the State of Texas that includes specific information about programs at each hospital.

We support transparency in quality, safety and pricing information. Our Web site – – has a special section devoted to independent measures of quality at our hospitals.

As a faith-based nonprofit organization, Texas Health Resources values integrity, and we are committed to upholding the trust placed in us as stewards of community-based health care assets.

For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based hospitals – Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial – I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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