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Perinatal Nurse Educator at Texas Health Fort Worth Earns National Recognition for Fetal Heart Monitoring Instruction

FORT WORTH, Texas — A national nursing organization has recognized Karen P. Langston, M.S.N., RNC-OB, C-EFM, perinatal outreach coordinator at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, for her commitment to promoting the health of women and newborns through nursing education.

Karen P. Langston, M.S.N., RNC-OB, C-EFM
Karen P. Langston, M.S.N., RNC-OB, C-EFM

Langston is one of the first nurses nationwide to earn the Fetal Heart Monitoring Program Award from The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The award recognizes instructors for their significant contributions to the Fetal Heart Monitoring Program, which strengthens nurses’ ability in interpreting fetal heart rate and uterine activity monitoring. Langston has taught the program to perinatal clinicians at hospitals throughout Texas since 2005.

“I’m honored to receive recognition for doing something I feel passionately about, which is helping to give mothers and babies the best possible start in life,” Langston said.

Langston has been a perinatal nurse and educator at Texas Health Fort Worth for more than 27 years. She earned a master's degree in nursing from Regis University in Denver, Colo., and a bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Texas at Arlington.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses helps advance the health care of women and newborns through advocacy, research and the creation of evidence-based standards of care. The organization’s 24,000 members include clinicians, educators and executives who serve as patient care advocates.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-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

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

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