October 20, 2021
Health care veteran to join leadership team at Texas Health Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jennifer Chavez, D.N.P., R.N., ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN, has been named chief nursing officer of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Jennifer Chavez

Jennifer Chavez

Chavez joined Texas Health Fort Worth in March 2020 and led the strategic planning, program development, business plans and day-to-day operations of clinical support areas including Surgical Services, Radiology, Pharmacy and Laboratory.

Chavez is a practicing acute care nurse practitioner with a patient-centered orientation to care delivery. Her process-focused attention to patient care will emphasize the need for nursing excellence throughout the patient care continuum, resulting in outstanding patient experience. 

She brings more than two decades of experience in various nursing roles and operational leadership. She began her career at Texas Health Fort Worth as a patient care technician and quickly advanced into a dynamic leader up to associate chief nursing officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

Chavez has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and received her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Tech Health Science Center – Executive Nursing Leadership. She is also actively involved in community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association. Recently, she was one of two individuals within Texas Health to complete the Advisory Board Executive Fellowship program.

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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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