Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is
the only hospital in Northeast Tarrant County with a three-year
accreditation with commendation from the American College of
Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
The Commission on Cancer established the accreditation standards
to help patients and their families find quality facilities close
to home, comprehensive care with state-of-the-art technology, a
multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate care, a cancer
registry, and access to education, support and information for
The Oncology Care Unit (OCU) at Texas Health HEB is a 13-bed
inpatient unit with a three-chair outpatient area that provides
care for oncology and hematology patients. The OCU provides care
for oncology and hematology patients who range in age from young
adult to geriatric.
The OCU offers inpatient and outpatient services to those
patients who require all aspects of cancer care, including
intensive education, various treatment modalities (surgery,
chemotherapy and high-dose chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiation
therapy, blood transfusions, and neutropenic support), pain
management, and supportive care for patients and their families.
Support services include family and patient education, cancer
support groups, pastoral care, social services, physical therapy,
consultation with dietitians, and discharge planning and
arrangement of home health services. Specialized nursing care is
provided for patients with a cancer-related diagnosis ranging
from detection to end-of-life.
As cancer treatments become more complex, patients require
increasingly specialized care. The nurses of the OCU provide this
level of care. Nearly all of the eligible nurses on the OCU have
achieved national certification in cancer care. Nurses who
achieve these certifications have completed specialized education
and examinations in oncology nursing, according to the Oncology Nursing
Certification Corporation. Since certification is based on
current professional practice, it ensures that certified nurses
have the most up-to-date knowledge about cancer care.
Once a patient is admitted to the OCU, the patient's episodic
acute care needs are determined. In collaboration with the
patient and their family, an individualized plan of care and
patient goals are developed based on the initial assessment of
the patient and the physician's orders. The plan of care and
patient goals are reviewed at least once every shift to determine
the patient's progress and areas of priority.
Inpatient Unit: 817-848-4240
Outpatient Unit: 817-848-4287
Oncology Nurse Clinician: 817-848-4851