Accolades (8/12/13)

Recognized this week are Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Methodist’s Dallas and Charlton medical centers, and JPS Health Network.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne’s radiology department has earned a Gold Seal of accreditation in nuclear medicine by the American College of Radiology. The ACR reviewed the hospital’s radiology department in the areas of image quality, procedure evaluations, facility equipment, quality control procedures, quality assurance programs, and personnel qualifications. A Gold Seal accreditation denotes the highest level of image quality and patient safety in a department responsible for the diagnosis of a plethora of diseases, including heart disease, neurological disorders, cancers, and other abnormalities in the body.

Methodist Charlton Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Platinum Performance Achievement Award—one of only 196 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Methodist Charlton’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Methodist Charlton has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

JPS Health Network nurse Hugo Cantu, BSN, RN, CCRN, has been named one of the top nurses in Texas by Nurse.com. Cantu is one of only two nurses from Fort Worth named to the website’s list of 30 finalists from Texas. Nurse.com’s 2013 Giving Excellence Meaning awards, previously the Nursing Excellence Awards, honors talented individuals in the field of nursing who have made a significant impact on the nursing profession and society at large. Cantu was nominated by his peers for his “can-do” attitude, which was evident in his enthusiasm in stepping in as a heart nurse when the hospital initiated its open-heart program.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Charlton Medical Center have been recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) for offering high quality lactation care for new families. Both facilities received the 2012 IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®, as well as for providing a lactation program that helps protect, promote, and support breastfeeding for families 5-7 days a week. Additionally, Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton are also designated as Texas Ten Step Hospitals by the Texas Hospital Association for providing optimal care to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

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