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Texas Health Research & Education Institute Reaccredited for Continuing Medical Education
01/08/2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Research & Education Institute has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation status for six years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Texas Health Research & Education is the CME provider for Texas Health Resources, one of the nation’s largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems. Initially accredited with commendation in 2007, Texas Health Research & Education annually awards more than 38,000 credits to health care professionals and sponsors more than 1,000 CME activities.

“At Texas Health we work to keep our health care professionals’ knowledge and skills up-to-date through innovative CME programs,” said Tricia Nguyen, M.D., executive vice president for population health for Texas Health Resources and president of the Texas Health Population Health, Education & Innovation Center.

“Reaccreditation with Commendation by the ACCME demonstrates our commitment to be a learning organization focused on providing safe, high-quality health care for the patients of North Texas,” Nguyen added.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that health care organizations provide physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. health care quality improvement, according to the accreditation organization.

The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the U.S. are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.

“We’re delighted to again receive accreditation with commendation for our CME programs’ strong focus on quality and patient safety,” said Marilyn Peterson, M.A., CCMEP, director of CME for Texas Health Research & Education. “It’s gratifying to know that our courses help health care professionals respond to their communities’ ever-changing health needs.”

About Texas Health Research & Education Institute
Texas Health Research & Education Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization within Texas Health Resources. Our vision is to advance health through research and education. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Texas Health Research & Education conducts research that contributes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and offers continuing medical education to physicians and other health care professionals. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/THRE.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.

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