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Huguley Memorial Medical Center Unveils New Name

Huguley Memorial Medical Center in south Fort Worth has adopted a new name:  Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South.  The new name reflects that Huguley Memorial Medical Center partnered with Texas Health Resources Health System last year. 

On May 1, 2012, Texas Health and Adventist Health System, the parent company of Huguley Memorial Medical Center, formed a joint venture company that owns and manages the hospital. Texas Health owns the controlling interest in the joint venture, and Adventist Health System continues to manage the daily operations of the hospital.

Doug Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources said, “By combining our resources and talents, we have already begun to more effectively meet the health care needs of those we serve.  Adopting the Texas Health Resources name and logo is a visible sign that we are working together to benefit our communities, physicians, employees, and patients.”

In the first year of the joint venture, AHS and Texas Health have made significant progress in the coordination of care across the spectrum of health, from prevention and wellness to acute hospital care, rehabilitation, home health and hospice care.  Both systems have benefited from integrating health information exchanges through electronic health records, sharing patient information across the systems.  Patient care and safety has been enhanced by pooling the resources and results of quality improvement initiatives. 

Texas Health Huguley Hospital has made facility improvements, and more significant expansion plans are underway on its campus.

“Our new name honors our heritage and signifies the collaboration between two strong healthcare providers to improve coordination of care delivery in southern Tarrant and Johnson Counties,” said Ken Finch, Texas Health Huguley Hospital president and CEO.

Huguley Memorial Medical Center opened in February 1977.  Herbert T. Huguley, D.D.S., a dentist and a real estate investor from Dallas, left his $6 million estate to the Seventh-day Adventist Church to build a hospital as a tribute to his parents.

“Together, we have moved up to the next level of patient safety, quality and continuity of care.  Our partnership is possible because both Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System have strong foundations as faith-based, non-profit health systems that are dedicated to improving health in the communities we serve,” said Adventist Health System president and CEO Don Jernigan.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.texashealth.org.

About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System, a not-for-profit health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 78,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits. For more information about Adventist Health System visit http://www.adventisthealthsystem.com/.