Texas Health Springwood Hospital Director Named Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives
11/18/2011

BEDFORD, Texas — Ramona Osburn, administrative director of Texas Health Springwood Hospital in Bedford and Seay Behavioral Health Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, has been named to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 35,000 health care executives.

Ramona Osburn, FACHE
Ramona Osburn, FACHE

“We are very proud of Ramona for accomplishing this significant milestone in her career,” said Deborah Paganelli, FACHE, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. “Ramona has been a powerful force in advancing Texas Health’s ability to meet the behavioral health care needs of North Texans. Earning Fellow status shows her commitment to our profession and to our patients.”

According to the organization, to obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing an examination, completing at least forty hours of continuing education, serving at least five years in health care management, and being active in the local civic and health care communities. Fellows must be recertified every three years.

Osburn started at Texas Health Springwood a decade ago and was named administrative director in 2006. She was named administrative director of the Seay Center last July.

Osburn holds a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in health care management from Texas Woman’s University. She is active in a number of industry organizations, including the Texas Hospital Association Board of Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency. Osburn received the SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s Legacy of Women award in Health and Human Services in 2009.

Texas Health Springwood operates five outpatient centers across the Metroplex and an inpatient and outpatient licensed psychiatric hospital in Bedford. The Seay Center operates an inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facility on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, cardiac rehabilitation and psychiatric and addiction treatment. Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/HEB.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, 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.