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HMNW Earns Nurse-Friendly Hospitals Designation

AZLE, Texas – The Texas Nurses Association (TNA) announced that Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital (HMNW) has emerged from a vigorous review process to earn the distinctive Nurse-Friendly Hospital designation. As one of the newest Nurse-Friendly Hospitals designees, HMNW now joins an elite group of Texas facilities who have earned this three-year distinction.

To earn the distinction, HMNW had to meet 12 essential elements of the ideal practice environment in the facility’s practices, policies and culture, as defined by nurses and research. Key to the designation process, the facility’s own nurses confirm through a confidential, online survey that their facility is committed to nurses and values their contributions in its overall pursuit of safe, quality patient care.

“Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital values the expertise our nurses bring to our organization and is committed to supplying them with the resources and tools they need to provide a high standard of care,” said Brett McClung, president of HMNW. “Receiving this designation validates our hospital’s commitment to the profession of nurses and the significant role they play in patient safety and quality care.”

“It’s certainly an accomplishment to be recognized as a hospital that values and supports its nurses and provides the kind of environment that enables them to attain the highest quality of patient care,” said Kathleen Light, EdD, R.N, president of Texas Nurses Association. “It’s even more exemplary when the facility’s own nurses confirm that is so.”

About Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital
Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital serves Azle, Springtown, Lake Worth and greater northwest Tarrant County and Parker County. Founded in 1954, the hospital has 100 physicians practicing on its medical staff and offers a wide range of services including cardiology, orthopedics, imaging and rehabilitation. For more information, call

Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital is a member of Texas Health Resources, which is the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care system in North Texas in terms of patients served and is one of the largest in the United States. For more information about Texas Health Resources and its family of hospitals – Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial and Presbyterian Healthcare System, visit

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. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR's family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit

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