Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth Achieves National Recognition for Quality Respiratory Care
04/17/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care.

To achieve this honor, the hospital delivered respiratory care consistent with national standards as defined by QRCR requirements. 15 percent of hospitals nationwide have applied for and achieved this honor. This is Texas Health Southwest’s fourth year in a row to earn the award.

“This achievement signifies our commitment to delivering quality care to our patients,” said Fraser Hay, professional services officer at Texas Health Southwest. “Maintaining an environment of excellence is a top priority in every aspect of care we provide.”

QRCR, started by the American Association of Respiratory Care in 2003, is a national program geared toward helping patients and their families make informed decisions regarding the quality of respiratory care they receive. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by adhering to AARC guidelines on respiratory care and, as a result, provide care consistent with national standards and guidelines.

The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 50,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 230-bed acute care, full-service facility that has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of southwest Tarrant County for more than two decades. The hospital’s services include surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth has 992 employees, 120 volunteers, and 578 members on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Southwest.

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.