Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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April 26, 2012

Huguley Memorial Medical Center joins Texas Health Resources

 

Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Burleson is becoming part of the Texas Health Resources health system. Texas Health and Adventist Health System, the parent company of Huguley, have formed a joint venture company that will own and manage the hospital. The agreement, which will be announced at a public ceremony at 9:30 a.m., is effective May 1.

Huguley will remain a nonprofit, faith-based organization, and over time, is expected to adopt the Texas Health brand. Texas Health will own controlling interest in the joint venture, and Adventist Health System will continue to manage the daily operations of the hospital.

The service area of Huguley complements the areas served by Texas Health facilities in southwest Fort Worth, Cleburne, Burleson and Arlington. This agreement extends the Texas Health network south and east down the I-35W corridor, an area that is growing faster than national averages.

“This agreement allows our two organizations to better serve the people of south Tarrant County, Johnson County and Ellis County,” said Doug Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Both Texas Health and Adventist Health System have strong foundations as faith-based, nonprofit health systems that are dedicated to improving health in the communities we serve. Given today’s challenging health care environment, it makes sense for us to look for opportunities to collaborate with other health systems to improve the health of our communities.”

“Huguley Memorial Medical Center’s affiliation with Texas Health Resources connects two systems that share a commitment to providing patient care driven by excellence, delivered with compassion, and inspired by the healing ministry of Christ,” Adventist Health System President and CEO Don Jernigan said.

Ken Finch, Huguley president and CEO added, “Health care is changing and we must work together and work smarter to more effectively meet the health care needs of those we serve. I believe this new partnership will be a great benefit to our communities, physicians, employees, and patients as we combine our resources and talents to better reach more people in need.”

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