FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth earned designation as a 2022-2023 High Performing Hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy), according to an analysis by U.S. News & World Report.
This is the highest award a hospital can earn in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care designations. The annual evaluation is designed to assist expectant parents and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care.
“This designation highlights Texas Health’s continued focus to bring quality care and compassion to the families we serve,” said Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth. “We are committed to giving patients a lifetime of health and well-being. It’s a partnership that often begins with the birth of a family’s first baby.”
In 2021, 2,986 babies were delivered at Texas Health Fort Worth, which has a Level IV maternal care facility and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The hospital also has an Obstetrics Emergency Department and offers support for breastfeeding and postpartum depression.
U.S. News evaluated nearly 650 hospitals that provide high-quality labor & delivery services for uncomplicated pregnancies for its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care report. Fewer than half of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.
The publication’s methodology is based on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates, among other measures.
Earlier this year, Texas Health Fort Worth placed No. 8 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, No. 21 in Texas (tie), and was recognized in the North/Central Texas region in the publication’s annual 2022-2023 Best Hospitals report. It was rated as High Performing in several common procedures and conditions including colon cancer surgery, COPD, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.
Texas Health Fort Worth also holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Neurotrauma Certification, the first hospital in the country to receive this recognition for providing high-acuity neuroscience services.
In April, Texas Health Fort Worth opened the Jane and John Justin Tower — a nine-story building that includes 144 beds, 15 surgery suites and new pre- and postoperative suite services. It is the largest construction project in Texas Health history.
For more information about the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report designations, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.
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About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.