HMFW Appoints Karen Robeano as VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

FORT WORTH, Texas — Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW) officials have named Karen Robeano, M.S., R.N., as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. With more than 20 years of experience in clinical nursing and nursing leadership, Robeano has spent the majority of her career in nursing leadership positions, but maintains her clinical certification in neonatal intensive care.

In her new role, Robeano will be responsible for the overall strategic, operational, clinical, regulatory and financial performance and success of the nursing services at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. Her role will be integral in the development and implementation of strategic and operating plans, policies and procedures. She will also be a key leader in the hospital’s Magnet re-designation process.

Prior to arriving at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Robeano served as the chief nursing officer at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio, from 2004 to 2008. She also filled the position of interim chief operating officer at St. Ann’s from 2005 to 2006. In her 20 years of nursing experience, she has also served as the director of perinatal services at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital and the nurse manager of the neonatal intensive care unit at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Robeano received her bachelor's and master’s degrees in nursing from Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

About Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
Opened in 1930, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital, and Tarrant County’s largest and busiest hospital and regional referral center. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMFW is licensed for 724 beds and provides the following services: cardiovascular; high risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; adult critical care and neonatal intensive care; trauma and emergency medicine; cancer care; medical/surgical; kidney transplants; occupational health; and more. The campus is home to almost 1,000 members of the medical staff, more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and the 100-bed Harris Methodist Heart Center. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit

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