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As a faith-based nonprofit, it is crucial that we responsibly manage our financial and community resources to fulfill our Mission. To thrive, Texas Health must connect and build strong relationships with stakeholders who affect how we deliver care — from physicians to public health agencies to policymakers, industry associations and health-related nonprofits.
Texas Health actively participates in more than 25 national, state and regional healthcare industry associations, including the American Hospital Association, Premier, Healthcare Leadership Council, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. We are also actively involved with regional chambers of commerce, diversity councils and healthcare collaborations throughout North Texas. Through ongoing dialogue, we improve our understanding of trends affecting health outcomes, service delivery results and care costs.
"Texas Health values the opportunity to align its Mission, Vision and Values to support positive, constructive community engagement,” said David Tesmer, Chief Community and Public Policy Officer at Texas Health. “As a nonprofit organization and community servant, we spread support throughout our service area by actively engaging and building strong relationships with key business, industry and community stakeholders who impact the communities we serve."
As a community leader, Texas Health plays a vital role in elevating discussions of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within and outside of our walls. We aim to advance our DEI priorities by collaborating with various stakeholders and experts to promote civic and community engagement, building a leadership pipeline that reflects community demographics through our Readying Inspiring leaders with Skills to promote Equity (R.I.S.E.) program and creating positive change.
STEM Healthcare Initiative
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 77% of U.S. jobs will require technology skills and 60% of Texans ages 25 to 34 will need a post-secondary credential to be gainfully employed by 2030. Research by the Communities Foundation of Texas found that of the 5.5 million students enrolled in public education in the state, 60% are economically disadvantaged and do not have exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum or understand its impact on their career paths.
Texas Health is collaborating with the Dallas Independent School District's Pathways to Technology and Early College (P-TECH) program to provide students with the skills to meet current and future workforce demands. P-TECH is a national public-private collaboration that blends classroom learning with workplace experiences to allow students to earn both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in a specific discipline, such as healthcare. Thousands of students across the district participate in various P-TECH programs based on their interests in healthcare, business and engineering.
Since 2020, clinical leaders from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have been working with students at Dr. Emmett J. Conrad High School to provide education and exposure to career pathways in healthcare. The high school is located near the hospital in Vickery Meadows, a neighborhood known for its large immigrant and refugee population. As an industry associate, Texas Health plays an important role in giving students exposure to the world of work through hospital site visits, job shadowing, career panels and guest speaking, mentorships and future job opportunities.
- Served more than 75 healthcare science students through group mentoring and workplace learning activities. We held multiple career workshops featuring Texas Health employees from various allied health professions (e.g., patient care, surgical, medical lab and radiology technicians, respiratory therapists and phlebotomists) to learn about career pathways in healthcare.
As part of Texas Health’s collaboration with Dallas Independent School District's Pathways to Technology and Early College (P-TECH) program, students from Dr. Emmett J. Conrad High School learn about healthcare careers from various professionals.
In 2022, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas donated medical equipment to Conrad High School for use in a student-led simulation health clinic to provide hands-on learning and practical experience.
“As a program partner, this is an exciting opportunity to build an in-depth collaboration with a public school that benefits the community and helps us," said Sonya Manibusan, director of Volunteer Services at Texas Health Dallas. "We get to contribute to the lives of these students while growing our future workforce. We want them to explore careers in healthcare, which has so much to offer in clinical and non-clinical roles."
Texas Health Dallas also provides students with mentoring, professional career development, job skill mapping and virtual learning and introduces them to giving back to their communities through volunteerism.
Texas Health values the opportunity to align its Mission, Vision and Values to support positive, constructive community engagement. As a nonprofit organization and community servant, we spread support throughout our service area by actively engaging and building strong relationships with key business, industry and community stakeholders who impact the communities we serve.
Through Texas Health’s Community Giving Program, we provide financial support to more than 200 nonprofit organizations and associations. In the last five years alone, we have contributed nearly $12 million through sponsorships and charitable donations. Through strategic giving, we prioritize programs, services and events that improve access to healthcare services, advance medical or healthcare knowledge, or enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
- Was recognized by PEOPLE magazine and Great Place to Work® on their 2022 Companies That Care® list.
- Provided more than $2.5 million in community support through sponsorships and charitable contributions.
Texas Health has been a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association (AHA) by sponsoring key campaigns, providing board and committee members as well as volunteers, and inviting physicians to participate in co-branded efforts, such as articles, videos, events, and media opportunities. Both organizations are committed to helping North Texans live healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Recognizing that cardiovascular conditions are the leading cause of death during and shortly after pregnancy, Texas Health collaborated with AHA to produce short educational videos that promote the resources women can access to manage maternal health issues such as hypertension, post-partum depression and gestational diabetes. Together, we are sharing these videos through community and corporate associates and on social media to help educate women of all economic groups on steps they can take to have a healthy pregnancy and avoid heart disease.
We encourage employees to be actively involved in North Texas communities by helping them contribute their time, talents and expertise to nonprofit organizations that align with our Mission, Vision and Values.
Our Community Time Off (CTO) program compensates every employee for one day of service each year to support local nonprofits across our 16-county service area. We serve our communities in diverse ways, from offering free health screenings and vaccinations to transforming underserved neighborhoods by building homes and planting trees.
- Logged more than 5,300 CTO hours through virtual and in-person community service projects. Since 2009, they have contributed more than 150,000 CTO hours and provided the equivalent of more than $2.3 million in service to our communities through this employee volunteerism program.
Students at two Fort Worth schools will return in the fall to find recess a lot more fun thanks to colorful sidewalk games created by Texas Health volunteers and Blue Zones Project® Fort Worth.
The games, including hopscotch, chess, tic-tac-toe and basketball, were recently painted at Versia Williams and M.H. Moore elementary schools as part of a “recess refresh” to the paved areas of the schools’ playgrounds.
Part of a Community Time Off volunteer project hosted by the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth executive team, the games aim to promote more natural movement and outside activity among students.
“As entity leaders, we want to take an active role in being keepers of the culture here at Texas Health Fort Worth,” said Ginger Morrow, human resources officer for the hospital. “Living our Texas Health Promise, showing our commitment to supporting and improving the community, and leading by example, all while promoting a healthy lifestyle – this project was the perfect example of just that.”
Fort Worth Independent School District’s maintenance and operations department furnished the paint and supplies, while the district’s paint department helped outline areas that needed attention and provided onsite assistance. Volunteers, including Texas Health Fort Worth President Joseph DeLeon, refreshed the play areas with paint and graphics.