Accolades (04.22.13)

PEOPLE

Dr. Michael Williams, interim president of UNT Health Science Center, has been appointed to a panel of healthcare executives tasked with guiding the development of a national forum created by U.S. News & World Report. The forum, called “Hospital of Tomorrow,” is designed to develop strategies and solutions to address the rapidly changing healthcare industry.

Linda Boysen, a licensed clinical social worker at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, was named Social Worker Humanitarian of the Year by Opening Doors for Women, an organization based in Fort Worth. Boysen has been with Texas Health Cleburne for more than 15 years. She serves as the hospital’s social services coordinator, assisting patients with acute care and rehab options, and helping families assess end-of-life decisions for their loved ones. Boyson was selected for the award because of her experience, her display of professional achievement and community leadership, and her support of the economic advancement of business and professional women.

COMPANIES

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth has been accredited with Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care. To earn the accreditation, the hospital met national standards for respiratory care as defined by QRCR requirements. Only 15 percent of hospitals across the country have achieved this award. Texas Health Southwest has earned the award four years in a row.

Baylor Health Care System has received the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Gold Standard, which recognizes Baylor’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and providing access to quality treatment. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for organizations to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take concrete actions to reduce cancer risk in the five key areas: discouraging tobacco use, encouraging physical activity, promoting healthy diet and nutrition, detecting cancer at its earliest stages, and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.

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