February 01, 2023
Five doctors on medical staff also recognized as Accredited Surgeons of Excellence

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has earned accreditation from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, which recognizes the hospital’s high standard of quality patient care and safety.

Breeze Denton

Texas Health Fort Worth is the first hospital in North Texas accredited by SRC as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery.

SRC also recognized five surgeons on the hospital’s medical staff as Accredited Surgeons of Excellence.

“This accreditation reflects both the commitment of Texas Health Fort Worth and the accredited surgeons to provide the highest standard of care to our hernia patients at every encounter, from the first consult to the operating room to follow-up care after surgery,” said Paul Gray, M.D., one of the Accredited Surgeons of Excellence and physician program coordinator.

Other physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth recognized as Accredited Surgeons of Excellence are:

  • Scott Bloemendal, M.D.
  • Christian Carr, M.D.
  • Travis Crudup, M.D.
  • Carlos Rodriguez, D.O.

Health care facilities and surgeons seeking an SRC accreditation undergo an extensive assessment and inspection process to verify the applicant meets SRC’s proven standards and requirements. These requirements include surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment. Inspectors educate staff in the accredited departments on best practices to improve its care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Texas Health Fort Worth for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this facility is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Fort Worth, applauded the accreditation and said it’s an indication to North Texans looking for hernia relief that they can receive safe, effective and evidence-based care close to home.

“Whether it’s routine hernia surgery or a more complex repair, patients can feel at ease knowing they’re being treated at an accredited hospital that meets rigorous standards for delivering high-quality care,” DeLeon said.

*Doctors on the medical staffs practice independently and are not employees or agents of Texas Health hospitals or Texas Health Resources. © 2023 Texas Health Resources


About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit.


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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.  

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