Texas Health Alliance Appoints Administrative Director of Business Optimization and Ancillary Services
06/12/2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance administrators have appointed Clint Abernathy as the new administrative director of business optimization and ancillary services. Abernathy brings 12 years of experience in quality engineering, Lean Six Sigma application and operations leadership to the position.

Clint Abernathy
Clint Abernathy

In his new role, Abernathy will be responsible for all ancillary services for Texas Health Alliance, including imaging, laboratory, pharmacy and physical therapy. Texas Health Alliance is Texas Health Resources’ newest full-service hospital, scheduled to open in September in North Fort Worth.

Most recently, Abernathy served as administrative director of operations and clinical excellence for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He also served as the hospital’s director of performance and productivity from September 2007 until October 2011. During that time, Abernathy implemented Lean Six Sigma improvement initiatives that helped reduce costs and improve quality of care. Texas Health Dallas now has more than 375 team members trained in Lean Six Sigma techniques, including 10 green belts and five black belts.

He served as a Lean Six Sigma black belt and associate plant manager for Fresenius Medical Care from January 2005 to September 2007 and the quality assurance supervisor for PCI Technology from January 2003 until January 2005.

Abernathy received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Dallas and a master’s degree in health care management from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. He is a Lean Six Sigma master black belt and a certified quality engineer, as designated by the American Society for Quality.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance is a 50-bed, multi-service hospital offering acute care and wellness programs to communities in North Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Haslet, and the surrounding areas. The hospital’s services include emergency medicine, women and infant services, neonatal intensive care, imaging, physical therapy, surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational health, and wellness programs. Texas Health Alliance is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Alliance.

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.