Welcome to Texas Health Denton
Proudly serving Denton County and surrounding areas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is committed to providing personalized, quality care in a setting close to home. Certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center, our physicians on the medical staff offer complex care throughout your stay and beyond. We also house the only Level III designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Denton, offering advanced neonatal care to our tiniest patients.
Parking & Transportation
Free parking is available for all patients and visitors on the Texas Health Denton campus.
For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the adjacent campus map.
- One visitor per day allowed. Visitor hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., effective July 9, 2020. Please arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.
- One visitor only for labor and delivery and postpartum and one outside care team member (doula, for example). No restriction on visiting hours.
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
- Two parents or guardians only. Check with the nurse manager for visiting hours.
- No visitors in treatment areas.
- One visitor, but only if needed to support patients with impairment or mobility needs.
- No visitors.
- One visitor, but only if needed to support outpatient minors with impairment or mobility needs.
For safety, positive/suspected positive COVID-19 patients will not have visitors.
Note: Dining Options currently limited.
Presby Grill & Café
Location: First floor of main hospital
Monday through Friday
Breakfast Grill: 7 – 9 a.m.
Grab & Go: 9 – 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Grill: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: First floor of main lobby
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fresh Market Café
Location: Presby Grill & Café in the lobby of The Center for Women.
Available at all times, the Fresh Market Café offers traditional vending options along with fresh fruit, sandwiches and healthy snacks. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
The Gift Shop
Location: Main Hospital Lobby
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Center for Women
People of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel, located on the first floor of the main hospital. If you need a chaplain, please ask the nurse or call 940-898-7189.
Jeff Reecer, President
Jeff Reecer, FACHE, serves as president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, a position he assumed in January 2016 after leaving the facility in 2012 to become president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Prior to that he spent 11 years as vice president of operations at Texas Health Denton.
While at Texas Health Allen, Reecer worked to strategically reposition the hospital, with the addition of key physicians, expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and creation of a women’s behavioral health unit. The result was growth for several key service lines and increased volumes. Among his most proud accomplishments, physician and employee engagement scores rose dramatically during his tenure, with both reaching the 99th percentile.
A native of Lockney, Texas, Reecer holds a bachelor of science as well as a master of business administration from Texas Tech University.
He lives in Denton with his wife, Dena. Reecer enjoys spending time with his two adult children, son Aaron and daughter Chloe. The Reecer family is actively involved in their church and community, and enjoys traveling. An avid runner and cyclist, you can also find him leading Texas Health’s Be Healthy exercise teams.
Melissa Winans, Chief Nursing Officer
Melissa Winans, MBA-HCM, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, was named chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton in December 2014, after serving in an interim role for six months. Winans joined Texas Health Denton as director of Women and Infant Services in 2012.
Since her arrival, patient satisfaction scores in women’s services have increased from the 16th percentile to the 88th percentile, and she was actively involved with seeking Pathway to Excellence designation, which the hospital achieved in early 2013. Also in early 2013, she added critical care services to her portfolio, taking responsibility for an additional 51 beds at the hospital.
Winans has placed a high importance on continuing her education throughout her career. She earned a practical nursing degree from St. Cloud Technical College, an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, a Master of Science in nursing in clinical systems management from Excelsior College, and a Master of Business Administration in health care management from Herzing University. In 2014, she became a board-certified Nurse Executive Advanced and completed Leadership Denton.
When she’s not busy at the hospital, Winans enjoys watching a good football game and spending time with her husband, three grown children and her toy poodle.
Timothy Harris, Chief Medical Officer
Timothy Harris, M.D., was named chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton in December 2013. A respected physician in Denton County and leader at Texas Health Resources, he has been actively involved in improving quality outcomes while on the medical staff at Texas Health Denton, and served as vice chief of staff from 2010-11 and as chief of staff since 2012.
Harris is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Texas Health Denton, and a member of the Texas Health Physician Leadership Council (PLC) and the Texas Health Denton PLC, roles in which he has the opportunity to contribute to the development of hospital policies, help guide strategic planning and improve physician and hospital staff relations. He also currently serves as medical director of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice Denton and medical director of ACT Home Health in Denton.
He is an adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas at Arlington for the School of Nursing and a clinical preceptor of nurse practitioner students. Harris earned a bachelor of science in combined science from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and a medical doctorate from Northeastern Ohio Medical University through a six-year combined degree program. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine/pediatric care at Akron General Medical Center and Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Harris and his wife, Carolyn, are proud parents of four children, Amanda, Lauren, Michael and Molly.
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