Texas Health Resources Hospitals Recognized as Top Performers by The Joint Commission

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources hospitals in Allen, Azle, Hurst-Euless-Bedford have been recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2011 by the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford was recognized by The Joint Commission in more measures than any other hospital in the country. The hospital was recognized for high quality care of six conditions: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, hospital inpatient psychiatric treatment and stroke.

In addition to Texas Health HEB, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen was recognized for pneumonia and surgical care, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle was recognized for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“Our hospitals place a strong emphasis on continually looking at ways to improve quality and adapt procedures to meet the best practices of the industry,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve and the commitment to quality of each Texas Health employee is one way we achieve that goal.”

To be considered Top Performers, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in every accountability measures that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in this program. The measures are set to recognize facilities using evidence-based processes to care for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and stroke.

Nearly 3,400 hospitals report data to The Joint Commission and of those 620 exceeded the 2011 thresholds to be a top performer. To qualify, hospitals must perform at least 30 procedures in a given specialty.

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 TexasHealth.org.