HMSW Acknowledges Community Service Volunteers
FORT WORTH, Texas – Full-time workers rarely find time to fit in their day-to-day activities, let alone a twice-a-week commitment to community service. Yet Bill and Linda Bleibdrey find the time to devote two evenings a week to serve as ambassadors and advocates for Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital (HMSW). Because of their dedication the couple received the Helping Hands award from Texas Health Resources president and CEO Doug Hawthorne.

Bill and Linda Bleibdrey received the Helping Hands community service award for their dedication to Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital.

Bill and Linda Bleibdrey and Stansel Harvey

The Helping Hands award is presented to hospital volunteers who show commitment to the highest level of quality and service and who inspire others to live the THR Mission by working to improve the HMSW community.

“It is uncommon to find a hospital board of trustees member and his wife who work full time and find time to serve on the board,” said Stansel Harvey, president of Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital. “Additionally serving the patients and families at HMSW two evenings a week distinguishes the Bleibdreys as true friends of Harris Methodist Southwest.”

Bill serves on the Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital Board of Trustees and is the CFO at Texas Wesleyan University. Linda is a computer analyst with Computer Science Corporation. The Bleibdreys reside in southwest Fort Worth.

About Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital
Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and has served the residents of southwest Tarrant County since 1987. This 157-bed full service hospital offers comprehensive acute-care services, 24-hour emergency services, advanced technology, a progressive rehabilitation program, surgical services and traditional and progressive options in maternity care. HMSW continually ranks among the area's preferred facilities to deliver babies, according to Fort Worth Child magazine (December 2006 issue).

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR's family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit