Fort Worth, TX. June 1, 2017 – Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth has been verified as an Emergency Center of Excellence by Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in emergency department benchmarking.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth qualified for the Emergency Center of Excellence designation by having superior results of over 100 key performance indicators linked to seven Pillars of Excellence (Safety, Satisfaction, Space, Staff, Support, Systems, and Solvency). Emergency Excellence collects benchmark data and surveys physicians, nurses, hospital staff, medical staff, and administrators. The Emergency Center of Excellence award is verified after an on-site assessment.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth sees over 64,000 patients a year in its emergency department. Due to its streamlined processes, on average, patients see a physician within 25 minutes of arrival. “Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth’s emergency department does a fantastic job,” said Dr. Mark Reiter, CEO of Emergency Excellence. “Physician-nurse relationships are extremely good, which translates into excellent patient care. Patients move through the ED quickly with minimal waiting time.”
According to Paul Palermo RN, Director of the Emergency Department at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, “our ED team is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care, in a timely manner. Being named a top-performing emergency department recognizes the efforts of our physicians, nurses, staff, and leadership team on behalf of our patients.”
Emergency Excellence developed the award in response to the 2006 Institute of Medicine’s call for emergency department improvement and to motivate emergency care providers to achieve a higher standard of quality.
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth serves the communities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Crowley, Aledo and Granbury with advanced medical treatments and an experienced staff that provides compassionate care. With a mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve, Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth and the physicians on its medical staff are committed to your well-being and the health and wellness of your family.
About Emergency Excellence:
Emergency Excellence was founded in 2008 to help hospitals improve performance and recognize excellence in emergency care. Emergency Excellence provides a variety of emergency department performance improvement services including benchmarking, consulting, and patient callbacks. Emergency Excellence awards the Emergency Center of Excellence award to top-performing emergency departments. More information about Emergency Excellence can be found at www.emergencyexcellence.com.