The merger of three hospital systems created a health care 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 merger of three hospital systems – Presbyterian Health Care Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Get the latest state-specific health care policy information delivered to your inbox.
As the market share leader, more North Texans choose Texas Health for their acute care needs than any other health system in the area. This translates into more than 600,000 babies born, over 2 million surgeries performed, more than 16 million emergency department visits and, most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 314,000 vaccinations given.
“When we joined 25 years ago, our goal was to combine the strength of our hospitals to form a sustainable regional health care system for generations to come,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO, Texas Health Resources. “Texas Health could not have achieved this impact without the dedication of the organization’s employees and volunteers and the physicians on the medical staff.”
During these 25 years, Texas Health strengthened its position as a leader in the Dallas-Fort Worth healthcare market. With nearly 400 locations and a commitment to providing new and innovative care models, 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 access points, but also through major expansions at existing campuses in Fort Worth and Denton this year, and a planned expansion in Dallas in 2023.
Caring for the community – including beyond the hospital walls and its premises – is one of the ways the organization shines. Over the past quarter century, the system has provided more than $13 billion in charitable care and community benefit. Texas Health was recently honored for its community health initiatives with the American Hospital Association’s distinguished Foster G. McGaw Award. This special recognition is reserved for health care organizations that demonstrate exemplary commitment to creating and facilitating programs that improve the overall health and well-being of their community. Texas Health was applauded for its work on Project Blue Zones, community engagement and response to COVID-19.
A core strength of Texas Health 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 could not have been done without the commitment of our team. We currently have approximately 27,000 employees, with 1,221 who have been with us for more than 25 years. The power of being a system has allowed Texas Health to create a wealth of career growth and professional development opportunities for employees.
Texas Health has received numerous recognitions for its workplace culture. The health system is ranked in wealth magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for since 2014 and has been ranked for seven years in wealthList of the best jobs in health #1. Texas Health has also been recognized by People magazines, LinkedIn and Dallas Morning News about workplace culture.
The system’s nurses are also widely recognized for excellence. Five hospitals have received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation and 10 facilities have received 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 cusp of an exciting, consumer-centric evolution,” said Winjie Miao, senior executive vice president and COO of Texas Health Resources. “We’re inspired to boldly innovate for the future, and I’m excited to see what the next 25 years will bring for the health and well-being of the North Texans we serve.”
This press release was provided by Texas Health Resources.