Texas Health Resources Celebrates 25th Anniversary – State of Reform
Joining together of three hospital systems has created a healthcare organization that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, commemorating the coming together of three hospital systems — Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital.
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As the market leader, more North Texans choose Texas Health for their acute care needs than any other health system in the region. This translates to over 600,000 babies born, over 2 million surgeries performed, over 16 million emergency room visits and, most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, over 314,000 vaccinations administered.
“When we came together 25 years ago, our goal was to unite the strength of our hospitals to form a regional health system that is sustainable for generations to come,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. . “Texas Health could not have achieved this impact without the dedication of the organization’s employees and volunteers, as well as the doctors on the medical staff.”
Over these 25 years, Texas Health has cemented its leadership position in the Dallas-Fort Worth healthcare market. With nearly 400 locations and a commitment to delivering new and innovative models of care, including virtual and home care, the system provides access to care when and where patients need it. And, the organization is committed to growing with North Texas, not only by opening new hotspots, but also through major expansions to existing campuses in Fort Worth and Denton this year, and an expansion scheduled for Dallas in 2023.
Caring for the community – including beyond the walls of its hospitals and sites – is one of the ways the organization excels. Over the past quarter century, the system has provided more than $13 billion in charitable care and community benefits. Texas Health was recently honored for its community health initiatives with the distinguished Foster G. McGaw Award from the American Hospital Association. This special recognition is reserved for healthcare organizations that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to establishing and facilitating programs that improve the overall health and well-being of its community. Texas Health has been applauded for its work with Project Blue Zones, community engagement and response to COVID-19.
One of Texas Health’s greatest strengths is the longevity of its employees and its nationally recognized culture.
“Texas Health has had a significant impact on improving the health of people in the communities we serve over the past 25 years,” Berdan said. “This would not have been possible without the commitment of our team. We currently have nearly 27,000 employees, including 1,221 who have been with us for over 25 years. The strength of being a system has enabled Texas Health to create a wealth of career growth and professional development opportunities for employees.
Texas Health has received numerous accolades for its corporate culture. The health system has been ranked on Fortune the magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For since 2014 and has been ranked for seven years on Fortunefrom the list of best places to work in healthcare. Texas Health has also been recognized by People magazines, LinkedIn and The Dallas Morning News for its corporate culture.
The nurses in the system have also been widely recognized for their excellence. Five hospitals have earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation and 10 facilities have earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® designation.
“While we know the past two years have been challenging in healthcare, the industry is on the verge of an exciting, consumer-centric evolution,” said Winjie Miao, senior executive vice president and director of the operations of Texas Health Resources. “We are inspired to boldly innovate for the future, and I’m excited to see what the next 25 years have in store for the health and well-being of the North Texans we serve.”
This press release was provided by Texas Health Resources.