Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital is getting a new name.

The hospital will begin its transition this week to become Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville.

“We are excited for this new step in the evolution of Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital,” said Christopher Leu, hospital president. “Our employee base will remain the same as will the high level of quality care we provide. The only thing changing will be our name and logo, which is designed to better align the hospital in Stephenville with the rest of the Texas Health family of hospitals.”

On Wednesday, exterior signs will be changed to reflect the new name. The new signs are part of the brand strategy that unites Texas Health Resources’ hospitals under one name starting Jan. 1, 2009. They will include the new name as well as the new brand logo. The hospital has not been sold and remains a nonprofit hospital committed to fulfilling the health care needs of Erath County and the surrounding communities.

Anyone who enters the facility also will see handouts and banners explaining the name change and its impact on the community.

“Our patients who visit a Texas Health hospital elsewhere in North Texas will still be within the same family of caregivers,” Leu said. “No matter where they see the Texas Health name, they will know it is a faith-based, community-focused hospital.”