Texas Health Resources Chief Nursing Officer Elected to Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Board

Joan Clark

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources senior vice president and chief nurse executive Joan Clark, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, has been elected to the board of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE), representing North Texas. Clark will serve on the board in 2010.

TONE’s mission is to represent nurse leaders in Texas who improve healthcare through collaboration and innovation.

“We are proud of Joan for achieving another significant milestone in her service to patients of Texas Health hospitals,” said Barclay Berdan, senior executive vice president of system alignment and performance for Texas Health Resources. “Joan has shown great leadership as she has successfully advanced initiatives at Texas Health to improve patient care by enhancing the roles and capabilities of nurses. Her election to the TONE board confirms her commitment to her fellow professionals.”

Clark has been with Texas Health since 2008. She was integral in the development of Texas Health SingleSource Staffing, a joint venture with Medfinders that oversees the staffing of all per-diem, local-contract and travelling nurses and allied healthcare professionals for Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals across North Texas.

“I’m looking forward to representing nurse leaders throughout North Texas and work to shape the future of health care in Texas through innovative nursing leadership,” said Clark.

Clark received her nursing degree from the Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa., and earned a bachelor of science in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph's College in North Windham, Maine. She also earned a master's of science degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Florida and has completed additional post-graduate work offered to nurse executives by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Clark is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Texas Christian University.

Clark is active in supporting the nursing profession, serving as a member and leader of a number of professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Nurses Association.

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.

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