HMFW Chief Nursing Officer Named Executive Woman of the Year|
FORT WORTH, Texas — Phyllis Norman, R.N., M.B.A., N.E.A.-B.C.,(HMFW) was named Executive Woman of the Year last week by Zonta, an international service organization of executive women in business. Norman was selected based on her proven track record of being a highly motivated and transforming executive leader in advancing nursing practices and excellence in patient care throughout North Texas.
“Phyllis has a proven track record of building cohesive leadership teams, developing strong shared governance models, achieving organizational goals and developing cost-effective, high-quality patient care programs,” said Barclay E. Berdan, senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance for Texas Health Resources. “She is a brilliant colleague, champion for patients and an advocate for those who are most in need in our community. I cannot think of a more deserving professional.”
Beginning her nursing career in 1969, Norman has served in leadership roles in intensive care units, hemodialysis units and critical care. In 1987, she was appointed administrative director of patient care services at Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital where she helped design, build and open an 88-bed acute care hospital. Norman was promoted to vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at HMFW in 1995, the role she currently holds. During her tenure at HMFW, she successfully led the hospital to achieve Magnet status, the most elite designation honoring quality.
Norman has also served on numerous community boards and committees, including the American Heart Association board, the United Way Allocations Committee and the Fort Worth ISD Careers in Technology Education Advisory Committee. She has also served as an adjunct clinical instructor at the UTA School of Nursing. Annually, Norman takes a medical mission trip to Central America to improve the health of other countries.
In addition to being named Executive Woman of the Year, Norman has also been a past recipient of the YWCA Outstanding Women in Business Award, the President’s Award from the Texas Nurses Association, the Great 100 Nurses Award from the DFW Hospital Council and the Outstanding Nurse in Practice and Management from Sigma Theta Tau.
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