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Harris Methodist Southwest Board Chairman Recognized by State Organization|
FORT WORTH, Texas – Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital board chairman Patsy Thomas was honored by a statewide organization for excellent leadership in health care.
The excellence in governance award, given by the Texas Healthcare Trustees Foundation, honors exemplary service by hospital or health system board members. Recognition is based on community stewardship, leadership, collaboration, vision and dedication to effective governance. The award is part of the foundation’s statewide initiative to encourage and reward best standards of hospital governance.
“We are so grateful to Patsy Thomas for the dedication and leadership she has provided us over the years,” said Brett McClung, the hospital’s president. “She has made a huge impact at our hospital and in our community.”
Thomas, who has served on the hospital board for 12 years, also belongs to the Harris Methodist Health System Board, the Cook Children’s Health System Advisory Board and the Texas Christian University’s Institute of Child Development Board of Visitors. She is currently the president of the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, an organization aimed at improving the delivery of mental health care in the area.
Her volunteer efforts include a long list of community organizations, including Fort Worth’s Crime Prevention and Control District Board, the Fort Worth Public Library Advisory Committee, the Tarrant County Juvenile Services Advisory Committee, Camp Fire’s Camp El Tesoro de la Vida (a camp for grieving children), the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Board, Guardian Ad-Litem for Child Advocates and the Women’s Policy Forum. She also founded the Fort Worth Academy, a private school for children with learning differences.
“It’s nice to receive recognition for doing things that I believe are important,” Thomas said.
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