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Jan 02, 2018

Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, will retire on January 5, bringing closure to a 45-year-career in health care, much of that time as a critical care nurse.

Biggins joined Texas Health Resources in 1997 and served as vice president and senior vice president of operations at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth before becoming the hospital’s first female president in 2012. She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in May 2014, joining the ranks of the state’s most accomplished women.

“I believe that life is a journey of learning, and that no matter what job you have it is a blessing to be employed,” Biggins said in a 2014 interview. ”I now tell students to be the best you can be no matter the job and learn to be grateful. This doesn't mean give up on your purpose or dreams, but always be true to the place you are while on the journey. And, by all means, don't allow your now to impede your destiny.”