Texas Health Resources Employees Raise More Than $1.2 Million for United Way

ARLINGTON, Texas — Employees at Texas Health Resources’ 13 hospitals and health system functions banded together to raise more than $1.2 million in the annual United Way campaign.

“Meeting our United Way goal is yet another example of how those in our health system invest in living out our mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve,” said Doug Hawthorne, chief executive officer of the Arlington-based health system. “Our employees at hospitals from Stephenville to Winnsboro and all across the Metroplex chipped in to make this our most successful United Way campaign yet.”

Each hospital and the health system office was tasked with spreading the word about the United Way campaign and coming up with unique ways to raise funds. From online auctions to bake sales, the creativity and commitment enabled Texas Health employees reach a record level of giving. In the past nine years, Texas Health has raised nearly $8 million from its United Way campaigns.

“I am always moved by the generosity and compassion of our employees. They demonstrate, both inside and outside of our hospital walls, that they are ‘caregivers’ to the communities that we serve in North Texas,” said David Tesmer, senior vice president of advocacy and community benefit and chairman of the 2008 Texas Health United Way campaign.

“These donations make such a difference to agencies worried that donations will dry up with the recent economic troubles. Our employees are helping agencies with missions ranging from building houses for people in need, afterschool programs and extracurricular activities, Meals on Wheels, and senior citizens causes.”

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’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.