BRENTWOOD, TN, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South has been verified as an Emergency Center of Excellence by Emergency Excellence, an organization specializing in emergency department benchmarking. ---
Texas Health Huguley Hospital 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 Huguley Hospital sees over 45,000 patients a year in its emergency department. Due to its streamlined processes, on average, patients see a physician within 33 minutes of arrival. "Texas Health Huguley Hospital'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. The Texas Health Huguley Hospital emergency department's overall performance is best-in-class."
According to Sterling Warren, RN, Director of the Emergency Department at Texas Health Huguley Hospital, "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.
Vice President of Patient Care Services Tammy Collier, RN, FACHE, adds, "We are honored to be recognized as an Emergency Center of Excellence. Our emergency department and hospital staff work very well together as a team."
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 Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South:
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, Texas Health Huguley believes that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Huguley includes a 223-bed acute care hospital, two intensive care units, an accredited bone and joint center, an accredited chest pain center, behavioral health center, women's services, emergency department and a fitness center. More than 350 primary care and specialty physicians on the medical staff provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. For more information, call 817-293-9110, visit http://www.TexasHealthHuguley.org or find Texas Health Huguley on facebook.
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 http://www.emergencyexcellence.com.
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