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Texas Health Cleburne Honors Four Employees
06/10/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne recently honored four individuals for their exemplary work.

“These individuals are truly the best of the best at supporting their coworkers, caring for patients, and helping patient’s families,” said Cynthia Plonien, R.N., chief nurse executive at Texas Health Cleburne. “At the end of the day, everything we do revolves around providing compassionate care to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

Laurie Ratliff, B.S.N., R.N.
Laurie Ratliff, B.S.N., R.N.

Laurie Ratliff, B.S.N., R.N., who works in Women’s Services, received the Nurse of the Year Award. The award is given to those who demonstrate excellent patient care and serve as role models for other employees throughout the hospital.

Bernie Holbert
Bernie Holbert

Bernie Holbert, who works in the Intensive Care Unit, received the Licensed Vocational Nurse Special award. LVN’s support the work of nurses and demonstrate leadership in caring for patients.

Delicia Isreal
Delicia Isreal

Delicia Isreal, a certified scrub technician in the operating room, received the Patient Care Specialist Award. The award is designed to recognize those who demonstrate an exemplary level of patient care and communication.

Laura Lowery
Laura Lowery

Laura Lowery received the Unit Secretary Award. Lowery, who works in Women’s Services, helps in all aspects of the unit directing individuals and advocating for patients and their families.

“We are proud to honor these individuals who represent Texas Health Cleburne so well,” said Blake Kretz, hospital president. “We had a very talented pool of nominees for these awards. The real blessing is the care these individuals provide to the residents of Cleburne and the surrounding areas each day in our hospital.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

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 14 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 TexasHealth.org.

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

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