In the Becker’s Hospital Review annual list of the nation’s best community hospitals, at least two have Dallas ties. Irving’s Christus owns the Trinity Mother Frances hospital, which has existed in Tyler for more than 70 years. And Dr. Michael Williams, the president of the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, led Fredericksburg’s Hill Country Memorial Hospital from 2008 until 2013.
While there, he led the much-publicized transformation into a facility that redeveloped its processes to cut down on patient error after a boy died from a stroke that went misdiagnosed.
Below is what Becker’s had to say about the two facilities. Head here for the full list.
“Mother Frances Hospital has served east Texas for more than seven decades. This 404-bed acute care facility, part of Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven for the sixth time in 2016. In 2015 and 2016, the hospital received the Patient Safety Excellence Award and America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award from Healthgrades.”
“When Hill Country Memorial opened in 1971, more than 5,000 people arrived to see the new facility. The communal interest was largely due to the fact that 93 percent of county residents made some level of financial commitment to the project. The hospital has grown into an 86-bed facility equipped with an intensive care unit, single patient rooms and an indoor community fitness and therapy pool. In 2016, Truven Health Analytics recognized Hill Country Memorial as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation. “