December 20, 2021
'Modern Healthcare' list recognizes CEO's leadership and industry impact

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2021.

Barclay Berdan

Barclay Berdan

The recognition acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the magazine’s senior editors to be the most influential in the healthcare industry, in terms of leadership and impact, in a time of worldwide pandemic.

Berdan’s steady, community-focused leadership has enabled Texas Health to meet community healthcare needs while maintaining a strong financial position during the pandemic, said C. John Wilder, Texas Health Board of Trustees chair.

“Barclay has capably served Texas Health for 35 years, including seven years as CEO. Under his leadership, Texas Health has engaged in collaborative partnerships to address emerging healthcare issues and better suit consumers’ needs and preferences,” Wilder said. “He has been a champion of change, leading the transformation of Texas Health from a system focused on sick care to one that revolves around the health and well-being of consumers.”

With 45 years in healthcare leadership, Berdan became CEO of Texas Health in 2014 after serving as chief operating officer. He was previously senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance and served as president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He joined Texas Health in 1986 as vice president/administrator for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, overseeing the construction and opening of the hospital.

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Berdan previously served as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association. He received the 2013 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration, the association’s highest honor. He was also recognized in 2015 by D CEO magazine with the D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Award as Outstanding Healthcare Executive and was previously named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list in 2016.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on behalf of all the people of Texas Health. Their personal and professional sacrifice and dedication have inspired me through this long season of pandemic. North Texas is safer and healthier because of everyone who serves our health system,” Berdan said.

The complete ranking can be found in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare magazine (; subscription required).

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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  

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