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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Earns Consumer Choice Award for 17th Consecutive Year
10/24/2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — Tarrant County residents once again have named Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth a leader in health care, voting the hospital highest in quality and image in the annual National Research Corporation’s survey and 2012-2013 Consumer Choice Awards.

National Research Corporation recognizes hospitals annually based on consumer perceptions on attributes such as best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation. Approximately 250,000 households in over 300 markets were surveyed through the corporation’s Ticker Survey, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of its kind.

“This award is a direct result of the dedication and quality care that our employees and physicians provide to our community,” said Lillie Biggins, R.N., M.S., CNAA, FACHE, president of Texas Health Fort Worth. “We are grateful that the residents of Tarrant and surrounding counties continue to choose Texas Health Fort Worth as the provider of choice for their health care needs.”

Survey results help hospitals improve performance, quality measurements, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management, said Susan L. Henricks, president and chief operating officer of National Research Corporation.

“The Consumer Choice Award recognizes hospitals that patients have rated as the most preferred places to receive care according to quality and image,” Henricks said. “We congratulate the recipients of the Consumer Choice Awards and salute their efforts to improve performance.”

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 25 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, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health 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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