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First Woman named Chair of Texas Health Organization

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 7:13 pm

Bernice J. Washington has been named Chair of the board of directors Texas Health Resources-Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health Resources was formed in 1997 with the assets of Fort Worth-based Harris Methodist Health System and Dallas-based Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. Washington chairs the system board of the Presbyterian hospitals. She is former chair of Texas Health Plano Hospital board and currently serves as a faculty member at The Governance Institute, an organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leadership.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures, and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

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