Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is recognized by The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Brain Tumor Certification. It is the hospital’s subsequent honor as the hospital’s brain tumor program was the first brain tumor program to be certified by The Joint Commission in 2016.
“This recertification demonstrates the tireless work and commitment exhibited daily by our employees and physicians on the Texas Health Fort Worth medical staff,” said Joseph DeLeon, hospital president via release. “Our customized approach to treating brain tumors hopefully allows patients to appreciate the quality care we strive to give – not for recognition – but because it’s the right thing to do.”
Accreditation and certification by The Joint Commission are considered the highest standards in health care and an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Through an on-site review, a Joint Commission surveyor rigorously reviewed Texas Health Fort Worth’s facilities, examining the hospital’s clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.
Texas Health Fort Worth’s brain tumor program resources include a multidisciplinary team involving 13 neurosurgeons on the medical staff whom collectively perform more than 1,200 elective surgeries each year. Treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, radiosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, and cranial-base surgical procedures are just a handful of services offered at Texas Health Fort Worth.
“The focus is always on the patient, and the brain tumor program provides individuals with customized treatment options, educational resources, along with a nurse navigator to assist patients from diagnosis and treatment to recovery,” said Adrian Harvey, D.O., Texas Health Fort Worth’s Brain Tumor Program medical director via release. “It’s great to be a certified brain tumor program, but more importantly, witnessing patients living with an improved quality of life is the most desired achievement.”