Texas Health Partners Names Krystal Mims as President

Arlington, Texas — Krystal Mims has been named president of Texas Health Partners (formerly known as TpHR), a company owned by Texas Health Resources that develops and operates hospital-physician joint ventures and provides assistance with other Texas Health business development activities. The appointment was announced by Steve Hanson, senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance at Texas Health, who has responsibility for oversight of Texas Health Partners.

Mims has been executive vice president and chief operating officer for Texas Health Partners since Texas Health became sole owner of the company in fall 2007. In that role, she has been responsible for the oversight of all operations, including development, finance and partner relationships.

“Krystal has done an outstanding job of leading Texas Health Partners through the last year and a half of transition," Hanson said. Her team has strengthened our relationships with physicians throughout North Texas, enabling us to partner with them and expand access to quality care close to where people live and work.”

Texas Health Partners is developing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, which is expected to open in 2010. The company also developed Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and provides management services to that hospital as well as to Presbyterian Plano Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, Harris Methodist Southlake Center for Diagnostics and Surgery, and the Texas Health Arlington Memorial Cath Lab joint venture.

Texas Health Partners also provides business office services to the Texas Institute for Surgery on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Mims has been with Texas Health Partners since it was founded as TpHR in 2003. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Alabama and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama. She currently serves on the board of Texas Physicians Hospital Advocacy Center and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

About Texas Health Partners and Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. For more information, visit www.tphrhealth.com.

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 Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals, and a medical research organization. Texas Health Resources is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.