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Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford Receives Awards for Registering Birth Information
12/02/2009

BEDFORD, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is one of 46 hospitals in Texas to receive the Five-Star Award for excellence in collecting and registering birth information with the State of Texas. This is Texas Health HEB’s sixth year in a row to receive the award.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Health Information Services employees
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Health Information Services employees worked diligently to receive the awards. From left, back row, Carrie (Gann) Soltis, Melanie Perette, Trace Axt, HIS Manager Becky Kulasevig, Kari Reinertsen and Kris McNair; front row, Roxanne Padilla, Shirley Sanger and Erin Jones.
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To be eligible, hospitals must complete at least 92 percent of birth registrations within five days of birth, hold staff training, track immunization consent forms, and maintain a state average completion of the Acknowledgement of Paternity form.

"Achieving this award became a reality thanks to the combined efforts of many individuals," said Becky Kulasevig, manager of Health Information Services (HIS). "It truly is a representation of teamwork between HIS, Siratt Women’s Center, Admissions, Social Services, department managers and the physicians on the medical staff.”

In addition to the Five-Star Award, Texas Health HEB will receive the Attorney General Award for the Acknowledgment of Paternity Completions and an award of excellence for Immtrac Texas Immunization Registry. All three awards will be presented in December at the annual Texas Vital Statistics Conference in Austin.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, cardiac rehabilitation and psychiatric and addiction treatment. Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/heb.

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. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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