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.