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Harris Methodist Fort Worth Named Consumer Choice Award Winner For 13th Consecutive Year

FORT WORTH, Texas — Quality and image — two key things people remember after a hospital visit — are benchmarks that area residents praised Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (HMFW) for in the annual National Research Corporation survey and 2008-09 Consumer Choice Award.

Based on those benchmarks, consumers in the Fort Worth area have chosen Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital as a leader in health care for 13 consecutive years.

National Research Corporation (NRC), a leader in health care performance measurement, recognizes hospitals annually on quality and image attributes, including: best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation.

“Year after year, our employees, volunteers and physicians on our medical staff help make Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital among the best in health care in Fort Worth,” said Oscar L. Amparan, president of Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. “This distinguished honor is praise for their dedication in providing excellent care, and it is a reflection of our hospital’s commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve.

“We are grateful that the residents of Tarrant and surrounding counties continue to choose Harris as the provider of choice for their health care needs."

From the 200,000 households surveyed, representing more than 400,000 consumers, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital was one of 3,200 hospitals in 250 markets to receive the award. NRC President Ginny Martin said winners are determined by the company’s annual Healthcare Market Guide Study (HCMG), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of its kind.

“Consumers continue to be empowered to make decisions for themselves and their families when selecting their health care facilities and services,” Martin said. “As consumer perception of quality grows in importance, many hospitals are dedicating more resources to quality and safe care for patients. The hospitals who are our 2008-09 Consumer Choice Award winners exemplify the dedication it takes to provide quality and safe health care, and we are pleased to honor them through the eyes of their patients.”

About Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
Opened in 1930, Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital, and Tarrant County’s largest and busiest hospital and regional referral center. A member of Texas Health Resources, HMFW is licensed for 722 beds and provides the following services: cardiovascular; high risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology; neurosciences; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; adult critical care and neonatal intensive care; trauma and emergency medicine; cancer care; medical/surgical; kidney transplants; occupational health; and more. The campus is home to more than 1,000 members of the medical staff, more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and the 100-bed Harris Methodist Heart Center. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit

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