Texas Health Southwest Volunteer Receives Regional Award
06/04/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — Al Wexler, a volunteer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation. The presentation was made during the organization’s annual luncheon to recognize excellence in health care.

Wexler, 94, has dedicated the last 18 years of his life to serving his community, including the last 10 as a volunteer at Texas Health Southwest.

“Al is an invaluable member of the volunteer team here at Texas Health Southwest,” said Cyndi Martin, gift shop manager and volunteer coordinator. “He is always here to help and does anything that anyone asks. He is more dependable than the postal carrier!”

After retiring from a 51-year career at Lockheed Martin, the avid walker began looking for volunteer opportunities close to his home. He found his niche volunteering at neighborhood schools, museums, the zoo and Texas Health Southwest. For 18 years, his volunteer service has gone uninterrupted.

“Volunteering gives me a great sense of accomplishment,” said Wexler. “It’s very rewarding to be able to help someone, and I like feeling like I still have something to contribute.”

The DFWHC Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) public charity with a mission to continually improve the community’s health by promoting safe, high quality, cost effective, accessible and equitable healthcare and by strengthening the workforce through education, research and collaboration.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Southwest.

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.