A dream became a reality on Monday, April 4, with the opening of the Jane and John Justin Tower at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth, summed up the historic occasion by saying, “As the region and our service area continues to grow, the Jane and John Justin Tower gives Texas Health Fort Worth the ability to take care of populations with services that will be demanded across our community. That’s the reason we are so excited to open Justin Tower to its first patient today.”
At a special preview celebration for donors of the Justin Tower, DeLeon reminded attendees about the work that went on behind the scenes to bring the Justin Tower to fruition. “All of the planning has been done with the patient experience in mind – offering patients and families not only quality medical care, but spaces that are conducive to healing and wellbeing.”
The history of Texas Health Fort Worth is one of continued expansion and renovation as the hospital has grown to meet the community’s healthcare needs. Behind new patient rooms, diagnostic areas, equipment, and new technology, have been loyal donors whose financial support has been steadfast. The Justin Tower is no exception.
Leading efforts to identify and rally potential donors to support Justin Tower was the campaign steering committee. Lynn Montgomery served as committee chair, and serving alongside Lynn were Dr. Lee Bloemendal, Mike Guyton, Pat Hawkins, Dee Kelly, Jr., Bill Lamkin, Anne Paup, and Dr. Greg Smith.
At the donor celebration, Laura McWhorter, president of the Texas Health Resources Foundation, thanked those attending by saying, “We celebrate you for helping us achieve this huge undertaking. With the support of our generous donors, like the Jane & John Justin Foundation and all of you, our ability to care for patients, implement new treatments, and educate the next generation of physicians is possible.”