Ed George Named Senior Chaplain of HMH
09/23/2003

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ed George, formerly director of spiritual care at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., will begin his duties as senior chaplain of Harris Methodist Hospitals Oct. 1.

George succeeds the late Bob Davis as senior chaplain and director of pastoral care for Harris Methodist.

"I am honored, thrilled and humbled to have been chosen," George said. "(Past) senior chaplains John Schaub and Bob Davis established a legacy of excellence in pastoral care and pastoral education. Bob was well known for his innovation and was instrumental in establishing the parish nursing program that now exists within Texas Health Resources. One of my goals is to build on the foundation they established and add value to the lives of the people I work with and serve."

Dr. Eric McKinney, chairperson of the Harris Methodist pastoral care committee, said George was a good fit for the organization.

"He possesses the gifts, graces and experience to lead the pastoral care program to new heights of service and achievement," he said.

As senior chaplain and director of pastoral care, George will lead ministry efforts for the administration, medical staffs, personnel, patients and visitors within Harris Methodist Hospitals.

George had served at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., since 2002. He previously held similar positions in Lubbock and Oklahoma City.

"A key factor that attracted me to the Harris Methodist position was the vision, mission and values advocated by Texas Health Resources," George said. "I wanted to be part of a faith-based organization that takes the values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence seriously and ministers to the needs of the whole person."

About Harris Methodist Hospitals
Harris Methodist Hospitals, as a member of Texas Health Resources, is committed to the mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. Located in Tarrant, Johnson and Erath counties, Harris Methodist Hospitals serve thousands of residents in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, opened in 1930, is the system’s flagship hospital.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The 13-hospital system includes the Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial hospitals of North Texas.