January 17, 2019
More than 40 percent of workforce identifies as part of a diverse ethnic population

Texas Health Resources is ranked No. 140 on the Forbes 2019 list of the Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes announced today.

“We at Texas Health recognize the importance of a work environment where each of us feels valued and respected for all the ways we are different,” said Barclay Berdan, chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources. “More than 40 percent of our workforce identifies themselves as part of a diverse ethnic population.”

Caregivers on one floor at Texas Health HEB hail from 10 different countries.

Diversity is reflected all across the system. For example, at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB, on the medical-surgical floor alone, nurses and techs hail from 10 different countries.

The top 500 of America’s Best Employers for Diversity were chosen from a survey of a representative sample of 50,000 employees working for companies that employ at last 1,000 people in their U.S. operations.

For most of a company’s score, respondents were asked opened-ended questions on statements about age, gender, equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity of their employer. The rankings were compiled using four criteria: direct recommendations, indirect recommendations, diversity among top executives/board members and diversity KPIs.

“We are especially proud of the Forbes ranking because the responses came from our own employees,” said Michelle Kirby, executive vice president and chief people officer at Texas Health Resources.

See the full list of American’s Best Employers for Diversity.

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About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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