Cancer Program at Texas Health Fort Worth Earns Commission on Cancer Accreditation
01/28/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth area residents have access to high quality, comprehensive cancer detection and treatment services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, according to the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s cancer care program has once again earned accreditation with commendation from the college’s Commission on Cancer, a national, physician-led organization that evaluates all aspects of a hospital’s cancer program.

The recognition means Texas Health Fort Worth has met the highest quality of care standards set by the Commission on Cancer determined through a rigorous on-site evaluation, and that the community has access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer and their families. This is the third time Texas Health Fort Worth has received this three-year accreditation.

“What makes our patient care exceptional is that we personalize it to meet our patients’ individual needs and treat the whole person — mind, body and spirit,” said Sue Shields, M.B.A., R.N., NE-BC, director of cancer services at Texas Health Fort Worth. “Patients can expect to receive high quality, evidence-based care in line with standards set by the commission.”

The Texas Health Fort Worth cancer care program includes:

  • Cancer detection and treatment through a multidisciplinary, team approach;
  • Nurse navigators who help with care coordination and patient advocacy;
  • A cancer health kiosk that uses a touch screen to guide patients through information about cancer diagnosis, medication, and treatment options;
  • A Cancer Boutique and Resource Center with tools and information that that assist cancer survivors with their specific needs;
  • Advanced technology, including the only 3D mammography unit in Tarrant County to better detect breast tumors and abnormalities; and
  • The Wellness for Life mobile medical unit that offers the community easy accessibility to many types of screening and early detection services.

For more information on cancer care at Texas Health Fort Worth, visit TexasHealth.org/fortworthcancer.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.

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 research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.