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Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital's Laboratory Passes Reaccreditation Survey

CLEBURNE, Texas – Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital’s laboratory department recently was reaccredited by The College of American Pathologists’ Laboratory Accreditation Program.

“We are proud of the quality work our laboratory staff does each day and the great results from our survey reinforce that fact,” hospital president Blake Kretz said.

The department recently began using new equipment that will enable laboratory workers to get more detailed results for pulmonary tests and antibiotics. “The equipment will enable us to provide a broader array of services as we continue to grow the laboratory department,” said lab manager David Young.

Medical Director Arthur Raines, M.D., said he was proud of the team’s effort in the recent accreditation inspection.

“We hold our team to high standards and our recent accreditation inspection results are a testament to the consistency and proficiency of our team,” he said.

About Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital
Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and is a full-service, 137-bed acute care hospital with more than 70 physicians on the medical staff. Honors bestowed on Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital include:

  • Received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award from TMF in 2005 and 2006
  • Received the highest level of accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for 2004-2007
  • 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award
  • 2007 Premier Award for Quality for Heart Failure

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. THR’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit

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