Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne is among the 2014 inductees into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Hawthorne has served as CEO since 1997, the year he helped guide the consolidation of Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System, and Arlington Memorial Hospital.
“It is humbling to be among the leaders being recognized by the Texas Business Hall of Fame,” Hawthorne said. “Texas Health Resources has provided me the privilege and opportunity to advance quality health care across North Texas. To be recognized for something I truly enjoy is a real honor.”
He began his career in 1970 as an administrative resident with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He then shot through the ranks, eventually becoming president and CEO of the Presbyterian Healthcare System and Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, a post he held at the time of the formation of Texas Health Resources.
“A healthcare visionary, Mr. Hawthorne is at the helm of one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States, Texas Health Resources,” the Hall said in a release announcing the induction.
Modern Healthcare last year named him one of the most influential people in healthcare and he was once a finalist for D CEO’s CEO of the Year.
Here is the full list of inductees, which also includes locals Kelcy Warren, the CEO and chairman of the oil and gas company Energy Transfer Partners; Gerald “Jerry” J. Ford, chairman of Hilltop Holding, Inc.; Trevor Reese Jones, the founder and president of Chief Oil and Gas who took an early risk on the Barnett Shale; and a posthumous honor for Harold Simmons, the Dallas billionaire who built his fortune starting with a single pharmacy across from SMU.
Hawthorne announced last year that he will step down from his post by the end of 2014. The Hall’s induction ceremony will be on Nov. 5 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.