Two DFW Hospitals Make Best Organ Transplant Outcomes List

Two Dallas–Fort Worth hospitals, Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth and Methodist Dallas Medical Center, made the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients list for the highest-rated organ transplant adult patient outcomes for 2016.

According the United Network for Organ Sharing, the U.S. hit a record high last year for the number of organ transplants performed, with 33,606 conducted.

The SRTR assessed transplant patient outcome data collected from other organizations and compiled a list of centers with the best outcomes that perform liver, heart, lung, kidney, and kidney-pancreas transplants.

The registry says it uses a risk-adjusted assessment to determine how often patients are alive with a functional transplanted organ one year after the procedure, then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best).

Both Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth and Methodist Dallas received a “five” rating for adult kidney transplant patient outcomes for 2016.

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