Joint Commission Recognizes Texas Health HEB as Top Performer

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the country’s top accrediting agency for hospitals.

Joint Commission Recognizes Texas Health HEB as Top PerformerThe hospital was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services. The rating was based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

“Texas Health HEB caregivers work diligently to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to our patients,” said Lucy Norris, R.N., M.S., the hospital’s chief nursing officer. “We’re thrilled that The Joint Commission has recognized our caregivers’ work on behalf of our patients and their families.”

In addition to Texas Health HEB, Texas Health hospitals in Azle, Arlington, Kaufman and Rockwall 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, 1,099 hospitals are being recognized, representing the top 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

The Texas Health hospitals are recognized in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report and on accreditation organization’s Quality Check website (

Texas Health HEB also recently earned an “A” grade for patient safety in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Scores. Texas Health HEB was the only hospital in Northeast Tarrant County to receive the top grade.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 304-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit, comprehensive cardiac services (including cardiac rehabilitation), and behavioral health services through Texas Health Springwood Hospital. Texas Health HEB recently received Level III Trauma Center designation as well as dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center. The hospital also is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, certified as a Primary Stroke Center and designated as a “Baby Friendly” facility by WHO and UNICEF.Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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