Dear Friends,

As an organization that is steadfastly focused on long-term sustainability and growth, and united in its Mission to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve, Texas Health took steps in 2017 to remain the leading provider of health and well-being services in North Texas.

We are transforming into a high reliability organization to deliver quality and compassionate care to every person we see, every time. We also are working with leading physicians and specialists to, open neighborhood care centers and expand our capabilities to evolve into an integrated health system that supports North Texans at every stage of life. By giving patients and consumers a choice in how, where and when they receive their care, we make it convenient for them to take charge of their health and well-being.

Preserving our position as the North Texas a market leader requires that we optimize our culture, operations and environments of care as well. In 2017, we:

  • Reported $73 million in savings for Medicare beneficiaries over the last three years by delivering quality and coordinated care through Southwestern Health Resources, a clinically integrated health network we formed with UT Southwestern Medical Center®.
  • In Frisco, Texas, we broke ground on a 325,000-square-foot, 80-bed acute care hospital that will include a 24/7 emergency room, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit in.
  • Invested $14 million on improving our facilities and deployed 63 energy efficiency projects to reduce our environmental footprint.
  • Continued our journey to become a high reliability organization and deployed processes to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors.

We continue to invest in the well-being and development of our greatest asset — our employees. We attract and retain highly skilled and compassionate employees by providing a family-like culture, enabling them to work at the peak of their abilities and offering competitive compensation and benefits.

We are proud to be recognized year after year for our efforts to build an exceptional workplace. Fortune and Great Place to Work® ranked Texas Health No. 1 on their Best Workplaces in Health Care, Best Workplaces in Texas and Best Workplaces for Women lists in 2017. We also were named among the top workplaces in the nation for diversity, parents and Gen Xers.

Being a great place to work is not something we take lightly. We strive every day to listen to our employees so that we can — together — improve the lives of North Texans. I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.

To advance our Mission in 2018, we launched the Texas Health Community Impact campaign to better identify and address health disparities in North Texas. We will harness the power of our network to address social determinants of health and leverage data to drive community health improvements where they are needed most. We will continue developing solutions that will help North Texans lead healthier, happier and longer lives.

We appreciate you supporting our Mission.

Sincerely,

BARCLAY E. BERDAN, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer