This space will be home of new patient rooms, a utility plant and other facilities as part of the health network's $800 million expansion and renovation (Courtesy: JPS).

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DFW Healthcare Brief: JPS’ Bond Projects, Texas’ antibody infusion centers, and more.

D CEO Healthcare's weekly round-up of healthcare news in the region.

JPS Health Network is looking for requests for proposals on a dozen projects in the $800-million Bond Construction Program approved by voters in 2018. The projects include design and construction of a new medical home, a new parking lot on the former site of the Hemphill Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic which must first be torn down, the addition of two new levels to the Patient Care Pavilion parking garage, a parking lot on the green space near the Morphy Street parking structure, an expansion of the Patient Care Pavilion, and several infrastructure-related projects.


The state of Texas is establishing and expanding of antibody infusion centers in communities across the state for the treatment of COVID-19. The goal is to prevent a patient’s condition from worsening and ultimately requiring hospital care. These infusion centers are in addition to the 200 private providers already doing antibody infusion treatments.

Parkland Health & Hospital System received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes stroke patient care. The award is meant to assist healthcare professionals and provide the most up-to date, research based guidelines for treating stroke.


The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized nine Texas Health hospitals and joint ventures for their advanced care of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke patients. They were recognized with Mission Lifeline awards for heart attack treatment, and seven received Get With The Guidelines awards for stroke and/or heart failure care.

This year’s recipients of the Mission: Lifeline award include:

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas — Gold Plus Receiving award levels
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton — Gold Plus Receiving award levels
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth — Gold Plus Receiving award levels
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford — Gold Plus Receiving award level
  • Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington (joint venture) — Gold Plus and Gold Plus Receiving award levels
  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South (joint venture) — Gold Receiving award level
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano — Gold Plus Receiving award levels
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital — Bronze Plus Referring award levels
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth — Bronze Plus Receiving award level

This year’s recipients of the Mission: Lifeline award include:

  • Texas Health H-E-B — Gold award level
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Dallas — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Denton — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Fort Worth — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Heart & Vascular — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Huguley — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Plano — Silver award level
  • Texas Health Southwest — Silver award level

 

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