Texas Health Winnsboro Recognizes Employees for Community Service
05/04/2009

WINNSBORO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Winnsboro has recognized Marcie Duffey and the emergency department for community service efforts outside hospital walls.

Texas Health Winnsboro community service award winners
Texas Health Winnsboro employees (from left) Mary Cassity, emergency department representative, Vicki Johns, community health advocate, and Marcie Duffey, PCT, were honored by Chief Nurse Executive Lisa Tarkington (second from left) for their community service efforts.

Each year, Texas Health Resources recognizes outstanding community service demonstrated by an individual, department, and a physician or physician group at each of its 14 hospitals.

From the entity winners, three system winners will be selected and recognized at the Texas Health Employee Length of Service banquet. Those winners will be presented a $2,000 grant donation to a not-for-profit agency of their choice.

“I’m so proud of our dedicated employees that invest so much into the hospital and the community,” said Patsy Youngs, acting president at Texas Health Winnsboro. “The services they provide goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations and makes Texas Health a wonderful place to work.”

Duffey was recognized because of her work with Helping Young People Excel (HYPE). She started this organization to help children in Winnsboro and the surrounding communities become responsible adults.

“Not only am I proud to be a part of my organization,” said Duffey, “I’m proud to be a part of Texas Health Resources.”

She hopes to keep young adults in school and help them get into college. Each year, HYPE gives a scholarship to a graduating senior from Winnsboro High School.

The emergency department at Texas Health Winnsboro is being recognized for its nurses and their passion for caring for patients.

“The ED is very deserving of the community award because of members of the department work together as a team to adapt to any situation,” said Lisa Tarkington, chief nurse executive at Texas Health Winnsboro. “We are proud that our hospital maintains a Level IV trauma designation and as part of that our emergency department is continually learning and providing support to improve the health of the people in Winnsboro and the surrounding areas.”

Last fall, members of the Level IV trauma ED volunteered at a Red Cross shelter in Mineola, Texas, during a hurricane. While the nurses didn’t have their normal tools and technology, they stepped in to get what needed to be done.

Tarkington said that ED staff members often work extra hours and attend various meetings so that they can exceed trauma standards.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Winnsboro
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Winnsboro is a 50-bed acute-care, full-service hospital serving Wood, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains and Camp counties since 1985. The hospital's services include wound care, diabetes care, diagnostic imaging, surgery and pulmonary rehabilitation. Texas Health Winnsboro is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Winnsboro.

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 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.