Texas Health Specialty Hospital | Hospital in Fort Worth, TX

Texas Health Specialty Hospital Fort Worth opened in 1989 as a separately licensed 15-bed hospital on the campus of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® accredited facility that serves adult patients with medically complex hospital needs such as acute and chronic renal failure, prolonged respiratory conditions and/or failure, and wound management requiring complex intervention. We can safely accept patients from the intensive care unit.

Parking & Transportation

Parking is available for a fee on the Texas Health Fort Worth campus, and valet parking is available at the main entrance at Richardson Tower.

For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the campus map.

Visiting Hours

Hospital In-patients

  • One visitor per day for patients who do not have COVID-19 or are not suspected of having COVID-19.

Women’s Services

  • Visitors may be allowed depending on the COVID status of the mother and support person. There is no restriction on visiting hours. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

  • Two parents/guardians are allowed to visit with no restrictions as long as neither parent/guardian has tested positive for COVID-19. Visit the full visitor policy for more information.

Emergency Department

  • No visitors in treatment areas of the Emergency Department unless needed to support with disability or impairment needs.

Behavioral Health

  • No visitors. One visitor, but only if needed to support outpatient minors with disability or impairment needs.

For safety, positive/suspected positive COVID-19 patients will not have visitors.

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Note: Dining Options currently limited; Gift Shop temporarily closed.

Dining Options

Cramer Café

Location: Ground floor, between Bloxom Tower and Ben Hogan Center
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Plaza Café

Location: Plaza level, Richardson Tower
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CaTed’s Coffee Shoppe

Location: Ground floor, between Jones Tower and Harris Tower
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Location: Ground floor, Ben Hogan Center
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – midnight
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Einstein's Brother's Bagel

Location: Ground floor, Harris Center
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fresh Market Café

Location: Ground floor between the Jones and Harris Towers, the Fresh Market Café offers traditional vending options along with fresh fruit, sandwiches and healthy snacks. Credit cards and cash are accepted.



Ground floor, Harris Center
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gift Shops

Main Hospital Lobby

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Heart Center

Monday through Friday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Castleberry Chapel
Plaza level, Richardson Tower

Meditation Chapel and Garden
Ground floor, Heart Center

Smith Chapel
First floor, Harris Tower

Virginia Clay Dorman Chapel
Ground floor, Emergency Department


  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • President
  • Pam Duffey, Vice President and Chief Operating and Nursing Officer

    Pam Duffey
    Pam Duffey, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, is the vice president, chief operating and nursing officer for Texas Health Specialty Hospital.

    Pam started at Texas Health in 2005. Under her leadership, Texas Health Specialty Hospital achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center's Pathway to Excellence® designation in 2008, as well as its redesignation in 2011, 2014 and 2017. She also led the hospital's Care Innovation and Transformation initiative through the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Subsequently, Texas Health Specialty Hospital has implemented strategies to improve patient care, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

    Before joining Texas Health Specialty Hospital, Pam coordinated the start-up of a new satellite hospital and managed the facility for three years. She also served as the director of nursing for a 70-bed, long-term acute-care facility. Prior to her leadership roles, Pam was a medical-surgical intensive care nurse.

    Pam has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned a doctorate degree in nursing practice from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, North Texas Chapter of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association. Pam is board-certified as an advanced nurse executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Nursing, as well as Nurse Leader.

    Pam enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband of 33 years, Chad, have three children.

  • Michael Thornsberry, Chief Medical Officer

    Michael Thornsberry, M.D., MPH, FACHE, FAAPL, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Fort Worth
    Michael Thornsberry
    Michael Thornsberry, M.D., MPH, FACHE, FAAPL, is chief medical officer for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Specialty Hospital.

    Dr. Thornsberry previously was chief medical officer for Hospital Corporation of America's Coliseum Health System in Macon, Ga. He previously held leadership positions with Veterans Health Administration in Birmingham, Alabama, and at Wellmont Health Systems' Jonesborough Medical Associates, where he served as chief of staff and medical director, respectively.

    He received his Bachelor of Arts in biology and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Thornsberry completed his family medicine residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and his Master of Business Administration with a Certificate of Healthcare Administration from King University. He earned his Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University.

    Dr. Thornsberry and his wife, Susan, married in 1980 and have two daughters, Melissa and Sarah. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, canoeing and fly fishing, and has a special interest in humanitarian outreach and service.

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