February 23, 2021

Hospital Personnel Shine in Service During Record-Setting Texas Storm

AdventHealth, and Adventist Review

Since opening in December 2020, Texas Health Hospital Mansfield in Mansfield, Texas, United States, has been faced with many challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, an unexpected surge of patients, and the historic winter storm.

All of this has only made the hospital’s team stronger, according to the health-care institution’s leaders. They believe everyone has risen to the occasion without hesitation. From the start, the hospital personnel has teamed up to care for each other and their patients like family.

When the snow came down, the hospital team stepped up. In response to the February 14-15, 2021, weather events, Texas Health Mansfield’s executive team converted sections of the Professional Office Building into warming stations and recharge zones for team members, their families, and even their pets. Additionally, an entire wing of the hospital has been devoted to clinical staff as sleeping quarters so they can continue to safely care for patients.

Keeping everyone safe is a family affair — literally. The facilities, security, and engineering teams are working countless hours to make sure patients and team members are safe. Even their family members have stepped in to help clear the roadways.

Moreover, president and CEO Kenneth Rose is personally picking up team members from their homes and driving them to the hospital for their shifts. “It’s servant leadership at its finest,” team member Brooke Roach said.

The historic, Texas-sized snowstorm left many without power, water, and warmth, but the Texas Health Mansfield team came together to weather the storm.

About Texas Health Hospital Mansfield 

Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and AdventHealth, Texas Health Mansfield believes that total health is achieved by balancing physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Mansfield includes a licensed 59-bed acute care hospital and an 80,000-square-foot (roughly 7,400-square-meter) medical staff office building that houses primary care and specialty practices, as well as an outpatient center that offers lab, therapy, and imaging services. Hospital services include Cardiovascular, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Women’s services.

The Mansfield area is one of the fastest-growing communities in north Texas, projected to reach more than 250,000 residents by 2023. To account for this expected growth, Texas Health Hospital Mansfield was constructed based on an efficient, cost-effective design model with future expansion capacity. Over the next decade, the area is projected to see a 41-percent growth in jobs, which is higher than the national average of 33.5 percent. Texas Health Hospital Mansfield will also serve as a catalyst for that growth, adding nearly 300 jobs to the local economy.

“Providing preeminent, compassionate, whole-person care is our main goal,” Rose said. “But we are also laser-focused on being a great partner and positively impacting the lives of our patients and community members outside the walls of the hospital. That is what our mission calls us to do: to be a beacon of light for those around us.”

About AdventHealth

AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health under the mission of “Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.” More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health, and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states in the U.S.