A Merger for Health
North Texas has always been blessed with a robust healthcare network. A fact that is even more important in the midst of a global pandemic.
In 1997, Fort Worth based Harris Methodist Health System and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources in Dallas came together to form a single faith-based, nonprofit, healthcare organization called Texas Health Resources.
More than 20 years later, Texas Health Resources has more than 350 points of access, 24,000 employees and 6,000 physicians with active staff privileges. But more than that, the healthcare network has become an integral partner in the North Texas community. From taking a leadership role in the Blue Zones, a program in Fort Worth focused on community wellness, to contributing more than $877 million in total community benefit, including charity care, philanthropic donations and the monetary value of volunteering through its CTO (Caring Time Off) program, Texas Health Resources extends its caring hearts beyond the hospital walls and deep into the community.
One example is Texas Health’s community health initiatives; finance internally driven community health programs; care for uninsured and underinsured patients; provide food to those who need it, labor for nonprofit agencies to operate, and school supplies for children; and provide financing for charities through fundraising and contributions. Design community health improvement programs centered on increasing health awareness, literacy and navigation to reduce chronic disease, and partner with organizations and agencies to implement those programs within our communities.
Texas Health proves that health care is community care.