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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle Recognized in National Performance Project
06/24/2011

AZLE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has been recognized as a top performer in a nationwide performance improvement project for their efforts in saving lives, safely reducing the cost of care and delivering the most reliable and effective care.

Texas Health Azle was among 93 other health care organizations nationwide recognized for their achievement in the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative. Overseen by the Premier Inc. health care alliance, QUEST is a voluntary project that enables Texas Health hospitals to compare their quality results with 250 hospitals nationwide. Texas Health Azle has participated for all three years of the project.

“Texas Health Azle joined QUEST to compete against the best of the best hospitals that participate with Premier nationwide toward our common goal of improving quality and patient safety,” said Winjie Tang Miao, president of the hospital. “Three years of participation in QUEST has given our hospital the opportunity to evaluate our progress and see how we compare with other quality improvement-minded health care providers.”

Texas Health Azle was recognized for achieving top performance in the following goals:

  • Save lives: Eliminate avoidable hospital mortalities.
  • Safely reduce the cost of care: Reduce the costs for each patient's hospitalization.
  • Deliver the most reliable and effective care: Ensure that patients receive every recommended evidence-based care measure.

“Texas Health Azle is dedicated to continuous quality improvement,” said Miao. “We’re encouraged by the way our work with other high-performing hospitals has helped us reach higher levels of performance in safety, quality, cost, satisfaction and cost of care.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has served Azle, Springtown, Lake Worth and greater northwest Tarrant and Parker Counties since 1954. The hospital’s services include cardiology, orthopedics, imaging and rehabilitation. Texas Health Azle is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Azle.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, 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 TexasHealth.org.

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