Texas Health Resources Recognized for Community Engagement

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Local professional nurse Pierre Claros, right, speaks with Adriana Salcido-Macias before administering the Pfizer vaccine in October 2021 at a Texas Health Resources mobile clinic. The health network is recognized nationally for its community involvement.

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Texas Health Resources has received a national award that recognizes hospitals for their work with their communities, the health system announced Tuesday.

The health system, based in Arlington, includes 29 hospitals and employs more than 26,000 people. Texas Health Resources will receive $100,000 as the recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Award for Excellence in Community Service, recognition sponsored by the Baxter International Foundation and the American Hospital Association.

The recognition “is given to a health care organization that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to establishing and facilitating programs that improve the overall health and well-being of its community,” according to a statement from the Health Network. health.

Texas Health Resources was recognized for several of its initiatives in particular, including the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth and the health network’s response to COVID-19. Texas Health Resources sent mobile vaccination clinics throughout the community, with a focus on underserved communities, to facilitate access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

“At Texas Health, we believe that building healthy communities is about working with partners, addressing health disparities, addressing the root causes of chronic disease, and providing tools that instill health and wellness all life to all North Texans,” Health Network CEO Barclay Berdan said in a statement.

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Ciara McCarthy covers health and wellness as part of Star-Telegram’s Crossroads Lab. The position is funded with assistance from the Morris Foundation. She came to Fort Worth after three years in Victoria, Texas, where she worked at the Victoria Advocate. Ciara is dedicated to providing people and communities with the information they need to make decisions about their lives and well-being. Please contact us with your questions about public health or the health care system. Email [email protected] or call or text 817-203-4391.

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