Fort Worth, TX Health-Care Overview

Fort Worth, TX is home to a variety of top-notch hospitals and medical centers.

Joe Morris
On Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 07:00
Fort Worth

Home to a variety of top-notch hospitals and medical centers, Fort Worth is a health-care haven. The city's many facilities, conveniently located throughout the area, provide quality care to the community.

Baylor All Saints Medical Center

A major care provider is Baylor All Saints Medical Center, which has been taking care of medical issues both major and minor for more than 100 years. The 525-bed hospital has spent more than $300 million on upgraded facilities and services, including research and community service programs in education and screenings.

Within Baylor All Saints is Andrews Women’s Hospital, a facility just for women that includes such innovative programs as the Survivor Gals Salon, which features stylish wigs, scarves and hats for cancer patients. The Joan Katz Center at Baylor All Saints works specifically with breast cancer patients, providing navigation services to help patients find community resources, support and help coordinating medical appointments.

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth

Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth is another core provider in the city’s medical district. The 320-bed facility offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services, and has undergone a $105 million expansion project to add or renovate more than 70,000 square feet of space for a new day-surgery center, private patient rooms, outpatient chemotherapy and more.

Accidents happen, and JPS Health Network stands ready to treat them, regardless of severity. The facility has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, big news for an area where more than 20 percent of deaths are attributable to some form of trauma, according to public health data.

Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based nonprofit health-care systems in the country. The system has 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals, including Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and serves a 16-county region.

At Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, the latest accolades are for the treatment of hip fractures. The hospital is only the fourth in the United States and the first in Texas to receive the gold seal of approval in the treatment of hip fractures in the elderly. The designation, which comes from the Joint Commission, recognizes only those hospitals that have proven to have excellent outcomes for patients and also a strong multidisciplinary program.

Opened fall 2012, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance is the state's newest full-service hospital. It is located on 40 acres near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Golden Triangle Boulevard, and includes 50 rooms, a 24-hour emergency room, outpatient services and advanced imaging services.

North Hills Hospital also makes the grade and then some, having achieved all three levels of Chest Pain Accreditation, and becoming the first Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery in Tarrant County. North Hills’ rehab center is among the top 10 percent nationwide, and its nurses have received the Pathway to Excellence Award.

Huguley Memorial Medical Center

Huguley Memorial Medical Center shoulders its share of the community care duties as well, with more than 350 primary care and specialty physicians offering a full range of in- and outpatient services. The center includes a 213-bed acute care hospital and a 24-hour emergency room. In April 2012, the medical center entered an affiliation agreement to become part of Texas Health Resources.

Cook Children's Medical Center

Fort Worth’s littlest patients get top-flight care at Cook Children’s Medical Center, which has spent millions on renovations and expansions to its facilities, including the addition of a fracture clinic, urgent care center and heliport in recent years. Cook Children’s has been recognized as a Nurse Magnet-designated organization in honor of its quality patient and nursing excellence. In 2007 it opened the world's first dual-room IMRIS intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging suite for pediatric patients. Expansion plans are underway for a new office building and parking garage.

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Joe Morris is a Nashville-based writer and editor.