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Texas Health HEB Cancer Program Earns Designation from American College of Surgeons
05/25/2010

BEDFORD, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford earned an accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Texas Health HEB is the only hospital in Northeast Tarrant County with the three-year accreditation.

The Commission on Cancer established the accreditation standards to help patients and their families find quality facilities close to home, comprehensive care with the latest technology, a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate care, a cancer registry, and access to education, support and information for oncology patients.

“The employees and physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health HEB have worked tirelessly to achieve this designation,” said Deborah Paganelli, FACHE, hospital president. “I would like to applaud each of our employees who provide high-quality care to our oncology patients each day.”

Texas Health HEB operates a 13-bed inpatient oncology care unit. The unit also provides outpatient services to adults of all ages. Nearly all of the eligible nurses on the oncology care unit have achieved national certification in cancer care.

The hospital also facilitates a number of support groups and programs along with the American Cancer Society. On June 6, Texas Health HEB will welcome individuals for an afternoon program celebrating cancer survivors from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Edwards Cancer Center. Twice a year, Texas Health HEB sponsors the Bluebonnet Retreat, the only adult cancer camp in North Texas.

Other Texas Health hospitals with the designation are Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Only 16 hospitals in North Texas have the designation, according to the Commission on Cancer.

For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/HEBCancer.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-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 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides 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 SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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