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Area hospitals recognized for quality

The Joint Commission, an independent organization that accredits healthcare facilities and programs, includes 26 North Texas hospitals on its newly released 2012 list of top performers, based on their records treating any of eight medical conditions. Ten are in the Tarrant area: Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, Medical Center of Arlington, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B, Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Trophy Club Medical Center and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. The complete list of hospitals and the medical conditions there were recognized for is here.

The Joint Commission, in a prepared release, said: "The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program is consistent with pay-for-performance trends being enacted by federal and state government and private payers. The reported data have been available on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website." Of nearly 3,400 hospitals reporting data to The Joint Commission, 620 were top performers in at least one category.

Dallas area hospitals are: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center LLP (Dallas), Medical City Dallas Hospital, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, MSH Partners LLC (Dallas), North Central Surgical Center (Dallas), UT Southwestern Zale Lipshy Hospital (Dallas), Las Colinas Medical Center, Medical Center of Lewisville, Dallas REgional Medical Center (Mesquite), Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Lake Pointe Medical Center (Rowlett), and Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.

-- Jim Fuquay



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