Texas Health Stephenville recognized as Top Performer by the Joint Commission

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texas-health-harris-methodist-hospital-stephenvilleSTEPHENVILLE (December 17, 2014) – Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals.

The hospital was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes for pneumonia and surgical care. The rating was based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.

“This recognition demonstrates recognition of our commitment to provide quality care to our patients,” said Christopher Leu, president at Texas Health Stephenville. “Our goal is to always provide a safe and efficient healing environment to the members of this community. It is critical to the care process and a concept we’ve adopted wholeheartedly.”

In addition to Stephenville, Texas Health Resources hospitals in Allen, Arlington, Azle, Cleburne, and Kaufman were recognized by The Joint Commission.

“Texas Health has an overarching commitment to quality that benefits patients across North Texas,” said Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer and senior executive vice president for Texas Health. “This recognition by The Joint Commission is a tribute to the strong emphasis our physicians and staff place on the quality of care for each patient.”

To be considered Top Performers, a hospital must score at least 95 percent in each accountability measure that it reports to The Joint Commission and for the specific measures outlined in this program. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice. Examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.   

This year, 1,224 hospitals are being recognized, representing the top 37 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2013.

The Texas Health hospitals are recognized in The Joint Commission’s America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety” annual report and on the accreditation organization’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org).

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital’s services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, sleep lab and wound care services. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Pathway to Excellence Hospital, a Level IV Trauma Center, Chest Pain Accredited Facility and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.

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 www.TexasHealth.org.

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