Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Fort Worth Recognized for Nursing Excellence

FORT WORTH, Texas — Caregivers in the neurological intensive care unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth have earned recognition for excellence in patient care from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

The Bronze Beacon Award for Excellence honors nursing units that successfully develop, deploy and integrate best practices for quality care of patients and families. Texas Health Fort Worth’s neuro ICU exceeded the association’s high standards in areas such as staff engagement, clinical outcomes, evidence-based processes and leadership. The 22-bed unit cares for some of the hospital’s most critically ill patients, including those undergoing treatment for stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, neurological trauma and brain tumors.

“We’re honored to receive this award recognizing our commitment to creating a healing environment that emphasizes best practices in both clinical and compassionate care,” said Debbie Phillips, Texas Health Fort Worth’s director of restorative care.

Nursing units that earn this three-year award meet national criteria consistent with other quality care awards including Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

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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