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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth Recognized for Patient Safety in National Performance Project|
FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is among four health care facilities nationwide recognized for best practices which have enhanced quality of care.
“This award highlights Texas Health Southwest’s industry leading efforts to continuously improve patient safety and enhance care delivery,” said Brett McClung, the hospital’s president.
Twenty healthcare systems representing 98 hospitals are members of AEIX, an excess liability risk retention group managed by Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. Representatives of all healthcare entities within these systems were eligible to apply for the award.
Premier also recognized Texas Health Southwest and five other Texas Health Resources hospitals as top performers in the QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative, a nationwide performance improvement project for their efforts in saving lives, safely reducing the cost of care and delivering the most reliable and effective care. Texas Health hospitals in Arlington, Azle, Cleburne, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Stephenville, and Southwest Fort Worth were honored. The hospitals have participated for all three years of the project and received honorable mention recognition in Premier’s QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare program.
“Texas Health joined QUEST to compete against the best of the best hospitals that participate with Premier nationwide toward our common goal of improving quality and patient safety,” said Mark Lester, M.D., interim chief quality officer for Texas Health Resources. “Three years of participation in QUEST has given Texas Health the opportunity to evaluate our progress and see how we compare with other quality improvement-minded health care providers.”
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