Joseph DeLeon Named President of Texas Health Fort Worth

Veteran executive returns to facility after five years at Texas Health Southwest

FORT WORTH, Texas – January 2, 2018 — Joseph DeLeon will become president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth effective Jan. 21, 2018.

It’s a return back to Fort Worth for DeLeon after almost five years as president of Texas Health Southwest.

“I am so excited about rejoining the Texas Health Fort Worth team,” he said. “While it’s one of the busiest hospitals in Texas, Texas Health Fort Worth maintains a patient centered culture living the faith-based foundations of Texas Health and fulfilling our vision of partnering with you for a lifetime of well-being.”

DeLeon said he is proud of the team at Texas Health Southwest that achieved the Truven 100 Top Hospital two years in a row and the Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience from Press Ganey. The Texas Health Southwest team also worked to bring Texas Health Clearfork online and become a joint replacement destination.

DeLeon first joined Texas Health in 2005 as vice president of professional services and business development at Texas Health Fort Worth, where he was responsible for all ancillary functions, strategic planning and business development activities for the hospital.

“Joseph is familiar with Texas Health Fort Worth and has a demonstrated track record of success in various assignments at Texas Health, along with a strong sense of mission to help our community,” said Barclay Berdan, FACHE, chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources. “We know Joseph will provide strong leadership at our flagship hospital in Fort Worth.”

DeLeon is an active leader in the community, serving as chairman of the boards of Texas Rehabilitation Hospital and the Tarrant County March of Dimes, and on the boards of the North Texas Community Foundation and the University of Texas at Arlington’s Presidents Hispanic Advisory Council. He previously served as chairman of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has been recognized many times for his leadership of the hospital, including a 2017 Minorities in Business Award from the Fort Worth Business Press. The awards recognize Tarrant County’s top minority leaders in business and the community. Honorees are chosen based on professional achievements, community contributions, philanthropy and other milestones.

A graduate of Leadership North Texas, Leadership Fort Worth and Leadership Bryan-College Station, DeLeon was previously named to the Fort Worth Business Press 40 under 40 and holds a Certificate of Leader Development from the U.S. Army War College Commandant’s National Security Program.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system, which along with UT Southwestern founded Southwestern Health Resources in 2016 to make it easier for North Texans to access the highest quality care consistently in a responsive and coordinated manner, includes 29 hospital locations that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

SOURCE: Texas Health