HMFW VP of Operations Attains Fellow Status in the American College of Healthcare Executives

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lillie Biggins, vice president of operations at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, recently earned the status of fellow from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

To become a Fellow to the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), Biggins had to complete a three year tenure as an ACHE member or Diplomat, complete a post baccalaureate degree, hold a health care management position for at least five years, exhibit leadership both in professional and civic organizations, complete 40 hours of continuing education credits over the past five years and pass a comprehensive board of governor's examination in health care management.

Meeting and exceeding these requirements, Biggins has been an ACHE member since 1994 and an ACHE Diplomat since 2003. She has been in health care management since 1982. Her fellow status was effective January 1, 2007 and is a hallmark credential signifying Biggins' extensive health care experience, commitment to leadership and knowledge of health care management.

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

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