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04/18/2013

Huguley hospital adopts Texas Health name

Huguley Memorial Medical Center, which nearly a year ago became affiliated with Arlington-based Texas Health Resources, has changed its name to Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. On May 1, 2012, the facility's owner, Adventist health System, and THR formed a joint venture to own and operate the hospital. THR controls the joint venture, and Adventist still manages the hospital's day-to-day operation. The organizations said they have made significant progress coordinating operations, including sharing electronic health records. "Texas Health Huguley Hospital has made facility improvements, and more significant expansion plans are underway on its campus," which is on Interstate 35W in far southern Tarrant County, they 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," THR CEO Doug Hawthorne said in a prepared release. Ken Finch, Texas Health Huguley Hospital CEO, said: "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."

Huguley Memorial Medical Center opened in February 1977.  Herbert T. Huguley, 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.

-- Jim Fuquay

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