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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Earns Consumer Choice Award for 16th Consecutive Year
10/20/2011

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth area residents once again named Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth a leader in health care, voting the hospital highest in quality and image in the annual National Research Corporation’s survey and 2011-2012 Consumer Choice Awards.

National Research Corporation recognizes hospitals annually based on consumer perceptions on attributes such as best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation. Approximately 250,000 households in over 300 markets were surveyed through the corporation’s Ticker Survey, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of its kind.

“This award is a direct result of the dedication and quality care that our employees, physicians and volunteers provide to our community,” said Oscar L. Amparan, president of Texas Health Fort Worth and executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. “We are grateful that the residents of Tarrant and surrounding counties continue to choose Texas Health Fort Worth as the provider of choice for their health care needs.”

The Consumer Choice Award provides a benchmark for consumers to show how important quality healthcare is to them and to their families, said Susan L. Henricks, president and chief operating officer of National Research Corporation.

“Consumers are taking a more proactive role in their healthcare decisions and demanding higher quality,” Henricks said. “At NRC, we know it is imperative to learn from the patient’s experience in order to improve the quality of care. The Consumer Choice Award recognizes those facilities that are meeting or exceeding the needs of consumers — their patients.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 724-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.

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 24 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 hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, 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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