HMFW Vice President Appointed to Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
02/27/2007

FORT WORTH, Texas – Joseph DeLeon, vice president of ambulatory and support services and business development at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW), was recently appointed to the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to serve a three year term.

As one of 15 board members, DeLeon will be responsible for establishing and executing new policies to promote and enhance economic opportunity and prosperity for the Fort Worth Hispanic business community. He will also be involved in the planning and promotion of the various Hispanic chamber events open to the community.

Joseph DeLeon is vice president of ambulatory and support services and business development at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.

 Joseph DeLeon

A former captain of the United States Air Force Medical Services Corps, DeLeon has served in health care management since 1991. Prior to joining HMFW as vice president, he served as the executive director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

In addition to serving on the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, DeLeon is the chairman of the finance committee of LifeGift Board of Trustees. He is a former fellow of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development program and the Cardiovascular Health Fellowship Health Forum as well as an associate with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators.

DeLeon received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University in 1991 and stayed at A&M to receive a Master of Public Administration in health systems administration in 1994.

About Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
Opened in 1930, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital, and Tarrant County's largest and busiest hospital and regional referral center. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMFW is licensed for 710 beds and provides the following services: cardiovascular; high risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; adult critical care and neonatal intensive care; trauma and emergency medicine; cancer care; medical/surgical; kidney transplants; occupational health; and more. The campus is home to almost 1,000 members of the medical staff, more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and the new state-of-the-art 100-bed Harris Methodist Heart Center. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit
www.TexasHealth.org/HMFW.

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 www.TexasHealth.org.

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