Texas Health Southwest Names Jody Thomas Director of Human Resources
01/26/2010

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth administrators appointed Jody Thomas, SPHR, as the new director of human resources. Thomas brings over 20 years of international and multi-industry human resources leadership experience to the position.

In his new role, Thomas will oversee all hospital employee relations and engagement and lead corporate-level human resources projects.

Thomas most recently served as the director of human resources for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. Before that, he was the director of people services for Cap Rock Energy in Midland from September 2006 until March 2009 and held human resources leadership positions at PNM Resources in Albuquerque, N.M., and Fort Worth from 1998 to 2006.

From 1989 to 1998, he served as the director of human resources and corporate services at Orle Environmental Associates in Cairo, Egypt. He began his career in a health care setting as a clinical laboratory technologist for Palo Pinto General Hospital Mineral Wells, Texas, for nine years.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Tyndale Seminary and Biblical Institute in Fort Worth. He is currently working on a master’s degree in counseling with an expected graduation date of May 2011. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resources Management.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Forth Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/SouthwestFW.

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. The system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals, and a medical research organization. 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.