July 01, 2019
Annual report shares overview of sustainable practices that drive system excellence

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources found new ways to reach out to the communities it serves in 2018, launching mobile urgent care through Dispatch Health, granting funding through Texas Health Community Impact to foster community health improvements and investing in facilities with environmentally friendly features to better serve consumers.

Those are just a few of the progress points in the 2018 Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which covers everything from charity care to environmental achievements.

For the past seven years, Texas Health has released an annual Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report that reflects its organizational performance. The 2018 Report describes the system’s key strategies and investments to optimize operations and deliver exceptional health care services to the residents of North Texas.

“At a time when the Lone Star State is facing unprecedented health care challenges, we believe it is our social responsibility to help improve the quality of life for North Texans,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health. “We are committed to our Mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we are privileged to serve and developing lifelong relationships with North Texans.”

Key 2018 accomplishments include:

  • Launching Texas Health Community Impact to help address social determinants of health, reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for the people in our communities.
  • Providing nearly $886 million or $2.4 million a day in charity care and community benefit.
  • Helping to improve the city of Fort Worth’s well-being ranking by 127 places and facilitating its certification as the nation’s largest Blue Zones Community®.
  • Awarding nearly $2 million in charitable contributions and sponsorship to help nonprofits reduce health disparities, manage chronic diseases and improve wellness.
  • Investing in health care infrastructure and services in Frisco, Fort Worth, Allen and Mansfield to accommodate the region’s growing population.
  • Continuing a five-year, $500 million cost-cutting campaign to achieve greater efficiency and position the system for future financial success.

As one of the few health systems in the nation that publicly reports its progress using guidance provided by the Global Reporting Initiative, Texas Health discloses how it is redefining care delivery, stewarding its resources and enhancing its work environment. The system continues to be recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune for being among the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Diversity and Best Workplaces for Gen X'ers.

“Texas Health’s commitment to sustainable business practices exemplifies our standards for excellence and high reliability,” said David Tesmer, senior vice president of Community Engagement and Advocacy at Texas Health. “Demonstrating leadership, transparency and accountability is essential to our long-term ability to support North Texans in their wellness journey.”

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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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