Texas Health Resources University Opens Doors to North Texas Community
06/04/2013

DALLAS — As the health care needs of North Texans increase, Texas Health Resources University (THRU), located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, is standing ready to meet those challenges by training prospective medical professionals.

Christina Battle receives the first Certified Nursing Assistant program scholarship at the Texas Health Resources University open house.
With her son by her side, Christina Battle receives the first Certified Nursing Assistant program scholarship at the Texas Health Resources University open house. The award was presented by Texas Health Dallas President Britt Berrett, Ph.D.
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Dallas resident and mom Christina Battle had always felt a calling to help others, and now she’ll be part of the first group of students attending THRU’s Certified Nursing Assistant program beginning this month.

“When I heard about the course being offered I knew this was an opportunity for me to explore possible career opportunities for the future,” the 28-year-old Battle said. “The training I’ll receive will expand my knowledge in my current job and provide me with a better understanding of clinical care.”

This is the first entry level education course to be offered at THRU through a recent collaboration with the Dallas County Community College District. The program will consist of three weeks of classroom training and one week in a clinical rotation.

“Health care continues to change, and we embrace our responsibility to work collaboratively with an outstanding group of colleges to educate future healthcare professionals,” said Sarah Moody, manager of THRU. “Today, it is a group of exceptional nursing assistants — imagine what we’ll be providing into the future as we consider the growing demand for more health care professionals.”

THRU opened in the fall of 2012 and began providing continuing education courses such as advanced and basic life support to Texas Health employees and community health care professionals as well as hosting local support groups for various health conditions.

“Our purpose for being is to improve the health in the communities we serve,” said Britt Berrett, Ph.D., president of Texas Health Dallas. “For that reason, the creation of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program is a tremendous blessing to the community and aligned with our mission.”

For more information or to learn about upcoming courses, visit TexasHealth.org/THRU or contact Moody at 214-345-4280 or SarahMoody@texashealth.org.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Dallas.