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Texas Health Hospitals Recognized as Top Performers by Joint Commission
10/31/2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources hospitals in Azle, Bedford, Arlington, Kaufman and Rockwall have been recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals.

The hospitals were recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Hospitals and the quality measures for which they are being recognized:

“Texas Health has an overarching commitment to quality that benefits patients across North Texas,” said Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer and senior executive vice president for Texas Health. “This recognition by The Joint Commission is a tribute to the strong emphasis our physicians and staff place on the quality of care for each patient.”

To be considered Top Performers, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in each accountability measure that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in this program. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice. Examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.

This year, 1,099 hospitals are being recognized, representing the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

The Texas Health hospitals are recognized in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report and on accreditation organization’s Quality Check website, qualitycheck.org.

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 and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, 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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