WC President Dr. Kevin Eaton leads THR administrators on a tour of the Don Allen Health Science Building.
Representatives from Texas Health Resources visited Weatherford College last week to tour the Don Allen Health Science Building and discuss potential partnership opportunities.
Front row: Charlie Snead, THR Administrator; Dr. Kevin Eaton, WC President; Kharrie Schneider, THR Manager of Imaging; Liz Cook, THR Emergency Department Manager.
Back row: Sal Jamal, THR Director of Operations; Katherine Boswell, WC Dean of Health and Human Sciences; Judy McAnally, THR Community Outreach and Physician Relations; Dr. Richard Bowers, WC Vice President of Instruction.
THR opened their doors in Willow Park on Jan. 19, and, once patient levels justify, WC allied health students may find themselves earning clinical hours at the new outpatient facility.
“We will evaluate our volumes toward the end of the summer because I know a lot of the clinical programs start up in the fall,” said THR Imaging Manager Kharri Schneider, “and if we can partner with Weatherford College we will be thrilled to do that.”
Administrators of the new medical center said sonography, radiology and nursing students will be welcome in the corridors of THR.
“I feel that offering the clinical experience for new nurses is a good foundation to let them see what we’re all about and for us to get to know them a little better too,” said Emergency Department Manager Liz Cook.
Administrator Charlie Snead noted with the continued growth in Parker County more health care facilities are necessary to maintain a high level of care. He added THR is already partnering with Weatherford Regional Medical Center on several endeavors and that their missions are similar.
“What we’re all after is to improve the health of our community,” Sneed said. “That’s the key to our mission, and we see you guys as an integral player in helping bring providers to health care.