“THR and AHS, parent company of Huguley Memorial Medical Center, have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture in ownership and management of the hospital,” HMMC vice president Kent Tucker told the Joshua Star Monday.
Orlando, Fla.-based Adventist Health System and THR of Arlington are currently discussing the possibilities of such an affiliation between the two organizations, Tucker said.
“We look forward to sharing additional information as it becomes available and appropriate,” Tucker said.
Huguley is celebrating is 35th anniversary. In addition to a 213-bed general hospital, the campus on Interstate 35W in south Fort Worth includes Doctors' Surgery Center, Huguley Fitness Center, Huguley Imaging Center, Huguley Nursing and Rehab Center, the Orthopedic Bone & Joint Center, the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House and the Careity Breast Cancer Center.
THR is North Texas' second-largest health system and operates Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial facilities, including Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Cleburne, formerly known as Walls Regional Hospital, and the Texas Health Resources Burleson outpatient campus.
Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist healthcare organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, AHS has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. In addition to Huguley, AHS facilities in Texas are Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, Metroplex Hospital in Killeen and Rollins-Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.
Nationwide, AHS facilities include the 11 campuses of Florida Hospital, the largest hospital organization in Florida, Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, Calif., Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio, Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colo., Shawnee Mission Hospital outside of Kansas City, mo., Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., and more than 40 other hospitals.