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Cancer Services at Texas Health Fort Worth Receives National Award

FORT WORTH, Texas — Cancer care at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth ranks among 79 outstanding programs nationwide, according to the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

Based on on-site surveys performed in 2012, the commission honored Texas Health Fort Worth with an Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The program was evaluated on 29 standards within cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services and quality improvement, along with eight rigorous commendation standards.

“What makes our patient care exceptional is that we personalize it to meet our patients’ individual needs and treat the whole person — mind, body and spirit,” said Sue Shields, M.B.A., R.N., NE-BC, director of cancer services at Texas Health Fort Worth. “Patients can expect to receive high quality, evidence-based care in line with standards set by the commission.”

The Texas Health Fort Worth cancer care program includes:

  • Cancer detection and treatment through a multidisciplinary, team approach;
  • Nurse navigators who help with care coordination and patient advocacy;
  • A cancer health kiosk that uses a touch screen to guide patients through information about cancer diagnosis, medication, and treatment options;
  • A Cancer Boutique and Resource Center with tools and information that assist cancer survivors with their specific needs;
  • Advanced technology, including 3D mammography to better detect breast tumors and abnormalities; and
  • The Wellness for Life mobile medical unit that offers the community easy accessibility to many types of screening and early detection services.

For more information on cancer care at Texas Health Fort Worth, visit For a list of cancer programs nationwide honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012, visit

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 25 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, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health 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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