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HMSW Receives Five-Star Hospital Award from Bureau of Vital Statistics
01/21/2008

FORT WORTH, Texas – 
Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital has received the Five-Star Hospital Award from the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Texas Department of State Health Services for six years.

“This award illustrates a commitment to team work, exceptional leadership and quality that exist at Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital,” said Brett McClung, president of the hospital.

The award recognizes hospitals and birthing centers for excellence in registering birth certificates with the state. To earn the award, birth registrations must be timely, with accurate and complete data and an above average level of paternity acknowledgements. Staff responsible for vital statistics must also attend an annual or regional conference of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, as well as Texas Electronic Registrar/Acknowledgement of Paternity training.

 “This award is a very difficult award to win, because each year the state raises the bar of excellence,” said Kari Anderson, director of Health Information Services (HIS) at the hospital. “I am very proud of our hard-working staff. Their commitment to excellence helped make this award become a reality.”

About Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital
Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and has served the residents of southwest Tarrant County since 1987. A full-service hospital built with its patients in mind, Harris Methodist Southwest offers comprehensive health care services. The personal approach to health care includes 24-hour emergency services, women's services, inpatient and outpatient services, rehabilitation services, diagnostic services and a variety of education classes.

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 www.TexasHealth.org.

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Contact:
Whitney Jodry
817-250-2152 Office
817-930-2000 Pager
WhitneyJodry@TexasHealth.org 

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