Lillie Biggins, B.S.N., M.S.N., a 30-year veteran of health care, became president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth in June 2012. Ms. Biggins has responsibility for enhancing the performance of Texas Health Fort Worth with regard to cost effectiveness, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Ms. Biggins joined Texas Health Fort Worth in 1997 as vice president of operations, overseeing major departments such as Emergency Services, Trauma Services and Restorative Services.
Before working at Texas Health Fort Worth, Ms. Biggins demonstrated administrative effectiveness serving as chief nursing officer at Columbia Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and as vice president of East Campus Operations at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. She also has 21 years of health care experience between John Peter Smith Hospital and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Biggins is a diploma graduate of John Peter Smith School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Science from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She held an appointment of assistant clinical professor in Hospital Administration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for six years and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ms. Biggins is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Health Care Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She joined the DFW Airport Board in May 2005, was named vice chair in March 2006 and chair in February 2008. She also serves on the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Board, the American Cancer Society Board, the North Texas LEAD Advisory Board and the University of Texas at Arlington Nursing Advisory Board. She also serves on the board of directors of CareFlite.
As a result of Ms. Biggins' unrelenting service and devotion to community service throughout the years, she has received awards and honors from local and national associations:
- The President’s Volunteer Call to Service Award, the nation’s highest honor for volunteer service
- Dallas/Fort Worth's Great 100 Nurses
- Board Member of the Year from the American Heart Association
- Nurse of the Year from the Brooks and Gray Sorority
- Nurse of the Year from Who's Who in the Fort Worth Business Press
- Honored by the YWCA's Tribute to Women in Business
- Partnership Award from the American Cancer Society
- Humanitarian Award from the Dunbar Wildcat Club
- Renaissance Cultural Center 2004 Living Legend Award
- Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award
- UTA Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007
- Woman of Influence Award, Fort Worth Business Press, 2008
- Dallas Business Journal Minority Leader Award
- DFW Metroplex Chapter National Women of Achievement Award, 2011
- Top 12 Women in Health Care in North Texas, Health Industry Council, 2012
- MLCC Women in Power Making a Difference Everywhere, 2012
- Safe Haven Legacy of Women Award, 2012
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Ms. Biggins is the proud mother of four, and a grandmother of several beautiful grandchildren. She and her husband James live in southeast Fort Worth and are members of Sweet Home Baptist Church.