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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Nuclear Medicine Department Earns Accreditation
04/27/2010

BEDFORD, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford’s nuclear medicine department has been accredited by the American College of Radiology.

"We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our employees and the physicians on our medical staff, which has resulted in this important accomplishment," said Chris Gaines, director of radiology at Texas Health HEB.

The ACR Accreditation recognizes facilities that demonstrate high-practice standards in all areas of operation, including imaging and staffing. A peer-review evaluation is conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists. During the evaluation, programs are assessed on image quality, procedure evaluations, facility equipment, quality control procedures, quality assurance programs and personnel qualifications.

"The ACR Nuclear Medicine Accreditation program is a voluntary process that Texas Health HEB chose to purse in an effort to continually grow and strive for excellence in all we do," added Gaines. "To maintain accreditation, facilities must be re-evaluated every three years."

The Bedford hospital also is accredited in Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

“Chris and the radiology department staff, along with physicians on the medical staff, do a great job,” said Deborah Paganelli, FACHE, hospital president. “This is another way of holding ourselves to high quality standards and prove we are dedicated to improving the health of people in the communities we serve.”

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. The hospital’s services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, cardiac rehabilitation and psychiatric and addiction treatment. Texas Health HEB is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/HEB.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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