Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Arlington-based Texas Health Resources, will be among the 2014 inductees into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Hawthorne has headed THR since 1997, when it was created by the merger of Fort Worth-based Harris Methodist Health System and Dallas-based Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, which Hawthorne led at the time. At the time THR had 16 acute-care hospitals and $1.8 billion in assets. Today THR has 17 acute-care hospitals, eight other inpatient hospitals and $6.1 billion in assets. The Business Hall of Fame called it "one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States." In January Hawthorne announced that he intended to retire by year's end.
Other inductees are formerly Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Dallas banker Gerald J. Ford, Dallas oilman Trevor Rees-Jones, Dallas pipeline executive Kelcy Warren and the late Harold Simmons, a Dallas investors who died in 2013. The induction ceremony is set for Nov. 5 in Dallas.
-- Jim Fuquay