Texas Health Resources Marks 15th Anniversary|
ARLINGTON, Texas — Fifteen years ago this month Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital came together as Texas Health Resources. Through the years the system has expanded to become the largest health system in North Texas in terms of patients served. The mission statement — “To improve the health of the people in the communities we serve” — is the core of the strategy that is driving Texas Health to transform the health care landscape in North Texas.
“In 15 short years we have invested hundreds of millions of dollars back into the communities we serve, expanding our ability to meet the health needs of a rapidly growing population,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “This is just the beginning. We’re on a journey to change the way people think and act about their own health. Our mission to improve the health of people in the communities we serve means more than just treating sick people. It means investing in innovative ways to improve overall well-being, to help people lead healthier lives and stay out of the hospital.”
Although the system formed in August of 1997, the legacy stretches back more than 80 years when the flagship hospital of Harris Methodist was founded in Fort Worth in 1930. Arlington Memorial Hospital began its service in 1958. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas opened in 1966.
Including joint ventures and other affiliated organizations, Texas Health comprises more than 22,500 people, 25 hospitals, 18 outpatient facilities and more than 250 other community access points.
The people of Texas Health have delivered more than 385,000 babies during the last 15 years. That’s more than the entire population of the company’s headquarters city of Arlington.
In 15 years, Texas Health has treated more than 7.5 million emergency room patients. Approximately one in four North Texas residents seeking hospital care is treated at a Texas Health facility.
Hawthorne added, “We are humbled by the trust and support the people of our communities have given to Texas Health in our first 15 outstanding years. We will continue to earn that trust every day, caring for people in body, mind and spirit.”
About Texas Health Resources
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.