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Hospital Leadership Shines During Historic Storm

Faced with historic winter weather, Texas Health Hospital Mansfield staff step up to care for each other.

Pillows on a counter in a hospital

Since opening in December 2020, Texas Health Hospital Mansfield has been faced with many challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, an unexpected surge of patients, and, most recently, the historic mid-February winter storm that has resulted in days without power or water for many Texans. But all of this only made the hospital’s team stronger. Everyone has risen to the occasion without hesitation. From the start, they have teamed up to care for each other and their patients like family.

So, when the snow came down the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, the hospital team stepped up. In response to the inclement weather and its devastating effects, 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 was devoted to clinical staff as sleeping quarters so that they could continue to safely care for patients.

Texas Health Hospital Mansfield exterior

Keeping everyone safe was a family affair — literally. The facilities, security, and engineering teams had to work countless hours to make sure patients and team members were able to work safely. Even their family members stepped up to help clear the roadways. 

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

This 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 through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Mansfield includes a licensed 59-bed acute-care hospital and an 80,000-square-foot 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.