Open House Planned for Texas Health Stephenville Outpatient Surgical Center
02/19/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville invites community members to an open house at Texas Health Outpatient Surgery Center Stephenville. The facility previously operated as the Surgical and Endoscopic Center of Stephenville.

The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 25. Refreshments will be served. The facility is located at 140 River North Boulevard. Texas Health Stephenville is co-hosting the event as a Chamber of Commerce mixer.

On Jan. 1, Texas Health Stephenville acquired the center from Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic. The clinic continues to operate independently. Teams have been working since July on integrating the outpatient surgical operations with those provided at the hospital.

“The integration of the outpatient surgery center with our existing surgical capabilities at Texas Health Stephenville has gone very well,” said Christopher Leu, president of Texas Health Stephenville. “Employees and physicians on the medical staff at both locations have worked diligently to ensure a smooth transition. We look forward to sharing this exciting time with members of the community on Feb. 25 and appreciate the Chamber of Commerce's support of our open house.”

One benefit being seen at the outpatient center is the implementation of the electronic health record. Texas Health Stephenville installed the electronic record system at the hospital last year and added it to the outpatient surgery center within days of the transaction closing. Now patient information can be viewed securely, and seamlessly, at either location.

There have been no major changes to the types of surgeries performed at either location. Texas Health Stephenville hired 11 employees from Surgical and Endoscopic Center of Stephenville.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

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.