Barclay Berdan, CEO

Barclay Berdan

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Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, is chief executive officer (CEO) of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system includes Texas Health Physicians Group and hospitals under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. It has 24 acute-care, transitional, rehabilitation and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

Berdan became CEO Sept. 1, 2014, after serving as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer the previous two years.

Berdan describes the Texas Health culture as one of a family where the mission, vision, values and The THR Promise℠ are woven together and modeled each day in the service of patients and their families. He believes that Texas Health was built on a strong foundation of traditions — faith, quality, compassion, innovation — traditions that will sustain and guide the organization into the future.

Berdan Honored as
2013 Collier Award Winner

Berdan is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of health care leadership experience. He joined Texas Health in 1986 as vice president/administrator for Harris Methodist Southwest, overseeing the construction and opening of the hospital. He served as the chief operating officer of Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital from 1993 to 1999 and then served as its president from 1999 to 2007. He also served as executive vice president for Texas Health from 2005 to 2007, and as senior executive vice president for system alignment and performance from 2007 to 2012.

Under his leadership, Texas Health Resources successfully brought together three separate brands. He also influenced the creation and development of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance and facilitated a partnership with USMD hospitals in Arlington and Fort Worth.

Before joining Texas Health Resources, Berdan worked for American Medical International for nine years and held several hospital leadership positions in Florida, Arkansas and Texas. He also previously served in administrative positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Jackson Park Hospital, both in Chicago.

Berdan earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a master's degree in business administration with a specialization in hospital administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Active in his community, Berdan served as chairman of the Texas Hospital Association for the 2008-09 year. He received the 2013 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration, the association’s highest honor. He also has served in leadership positions on the board of directors for LifeGift Organ Procurement Organization, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration, Fort Worth Sister Cities International and Fort Worth South, Inc. He has been actively involved with the American Heart Association, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Hospital Association, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations.


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