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DFW Healthcare Brief: Tenet Nurses Ratify New Contract and Baylor Recognized for Maternity Care

Plus Medical City Denton is recognized for teaching prowess and Texas Health's nursing distinction.

DFW Healthcare Brief: Tenet Nurses Ratify New Contract and Baylor Recognized for Maternity Care

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The nurses at a Tenet-owned St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract, officially ending a strike that lasted 301 days. The nurses were on strike for improved safety conditions, increased pay, and a limit on the number of patients seen by nurses each day.

Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Grapevine were named to U.S. News & World Report’s first ever “Best Hospitals for Maternity” list. The two hospitals are the only two medical centers in Dallas-Fort Worth among the list of best hospitals in the nation for uncomplicated pregancies. This puts them in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for pregnancy care.

Medical City Denton was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which recognizes hospitals for their work in healthcare safety and quality. The hospital now has 22 residents who train in the facility, which launched its Graduate Medical Education program 18 months ago. Only 72 hospitals in the nation received the distinction for teaching.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has the distinction of being a Magnet hospital, which honors nursing services. It is one of 12 other hospitals in the state to achieve the distinction four times. The designation, which is given every four years, recognizes organizations for patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in the nursing practice.

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