Monument Honoring Walls Family Installed at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
01/06/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne has installed a monument honoring the Walls family’s contribution to the hospital.

The Walls family will also be recognized with a commissioned painting and reception at the hospital

The Walls family will also be recognized with a commissioned painting and reception at the hospital.

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The hospital changed its name on Jan. 1 to reflect a unifying brand of the parent organization, Texas Health Resources. But other changes are in store that will keep the Walls name on the hospital.

“We are thrilled for the support of the Walls family as we make this transition,” said Blake Kretz, hospital president. “We also will rename the main hospital building Walls Tower to recognize the influence the family has had on the hospital.”

In 1983, George S. Walls donated money to purchase the land on which the hospital now sits. A member of the Walls family has sat on the hospital’s board of trustees since the hospital opened in 1986.

“Our family treasures the long history we have with the hospital and we look forward to seeing the hospital continue to grow,” said Sam Walls, board chair of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and a member of the Texas Health board as well as the Harris Methodist Health System board. “Texas Health provides a wide network of facilities in which residents of Cleburne and the surrounding areas can access quality care.”

In 2009, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne will commission a painting, featuring a collage of the Walls family, to recognize their ties to the hospital. Also, a reception to honor the Walls family will be held.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital's services include surgery, women and infant services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne has been recently recognized for the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement award from TMF, the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award and the 2007 Premier Award for Quality for Heart Failure. For more information, please call 1-877-THR-WELL.

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

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.