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Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Receives Award for Excellence
08/05/2011

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth was recently awarded the Bronze Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Texas Health Fort Worth, a level II trauma center, is the only hospital in the state of Texas to achieve this honor.

The national award recognizes unit caregivers who demonstrate success in developing, deploying and integrating best practices for optimal patient and family outcomes. The 20-bed unit cares for acutely ill patients with traumatic injuries, some of the hospital’s sickest patients.

“This honor signifies our commitment to creating an exceptional environment of care for the patients of this community, said Oscar L. Amparan, president of Texas Health Fort Worth. “Our goal is to create a healing environment that emphasizes best practices in both clinical and compassionate care.”

Units that receive the designation have met criteria that are consistent with Magnet Program Recognition, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 724-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.

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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