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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville Offers Blessing of the Hands

Blessing of the Hands at Texas Health Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville Chaplain Mike Hannah recently performed the blessing of the hands for Jennifer McMeens, R.N., clinical educator, and Melissa Townley, medical staff coordinator.

Hannah has been performing the annual blessing of the hands for hospital employees and physicians on the medical staff.

“The annual blessing is a nice way for our staff to reconnect spiritually and to focus on the meaning behind the work they do each day,” Hannah said. “Offering the blessing to our employees is a nice way to recognize our hospital’s faith-based tradition, while at the same time recognizing all faiths.”

The blessing says “May the work of your hands be a blessing to you and all those around you;

May the God who formed these hands use them to bring grace and life to this Community; God bless these hands to be instruments of your care and healing.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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