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The Premier healthcare alliance has honored six hospitals nationally for patient safety and risk management initiatives, and Texas Health entities captured three of the awards. Texas Health Plano received a $10,000 award for "Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients at Risk for Post-Surgical Complications." Texas Health Fort Worth was honored with a $10,000 prize for "The Breath of Life: Using Bubble CPAP to Decrease Chronic Lung Disease in Premature Infants.” The Texas Health Resources system was awarded a $5,000 prize for the “Patient Safety Direct Observations Program.” The awards were recently mentioned on

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Kathryn Vance, R.N., endoscopy resource nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, was highlighted on and in Nurseweek magazine for being selected among gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses and associates nationwide to receive the 2010 National Proud to be GI Award from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc.

Texas Health Denton in Krum Star

The Krum Star recently ran a photo and brief about the 22nd Annual EMS Provider Luncheon hosted at Texas Health Denton. The event celebrated Krum EMS members and the crucial work they do in the field that lays the groundwork for the treatment that is then provided by the hospital. Jeff Reecer, VP of operations at Texas Health Denton, was in the photo.

Texas Health Fort Worth on WFAA-TV

We anticipate seeing a story on WFAA-TV (Ch. 8) about the increased number of snake bites at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. David Smith, medical director of the trauma program at Texas Health Fort Worth, was interviewed.

Texas Health Dallas in neighborsgo

A recent edition of neighborsgo, a weekly section in The Dallas Morning News, announced that Cole Edmonson, MS, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, had been named vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Texas Health Plano in ON Magazine

The June edition of ON Magazine included photos of Mosaic Pin recipients and other attendees of the Mosaic Pin ceremony at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Pictured were Texas Health Plano President Jeffrey Canose, M.D., Patricia Ableman, pastoral care; Trish Williamson, now the manager of pastoral care at Texas Health Denton; Carmen Vanderhoof, NICU; Michelle Charless, NICU nurse manager; Mike Evans, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Doug Anderson, director of development; Francine Lane, specialist, child development center; Ellen Gaban, RNC-OB, BS, nursing supervisor, postpartum; and Carla Prascher, director, guest services.

Texas Health Plano on

A recent story on talked about Texas Health Plano’s sponsorship of the 2010 Baby Fair.


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