The Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital received a new certification, the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Neurotrauma Certification, making them the first hospital nationwide to receive the honor.
“This is one of the joint commission’s Gold Seal certifications that they award for excellence in a given disease process,” Christopher Shank, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, told The Dallas Express.
The Gold Seal means a facility shows high-quality care through top-tier interactions with patients, with evidence that safety and quality are its highest priorities.
“This certification holds the program accountable for providing high-level patient care,” said Shank to Texas Health. “Healthcare is a team sport that requires input from every single member to be successful. I’m very fortunate to lead a team of medical staff physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and a variety of hospital staff — each dedicated to the compassionate care of neurotrauma patients.”
The executive vice president and hospital channel chief operating officer for Texas Health, Kirk King, says the certification highlights what Texas Health Fort Worth offers patients in their times of need.
“This recent certification documents what we’ve known all along. Our multidisciplinary team of caregivers offers the broad perspective and deep experience necessary to care for the sickest patients in their time of need,” King told Texas Health.
To be recognized with the certificate, the Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital had the joint commission make an unannounced visit to ensure things were compliant with the standards the certification requires. During their time at the hospital, the commission found everything satisfactory.
“Not only did we get the certification, but we also got it with no reservations and no findings of concern,” said Shank.
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