Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth and Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth have received a 3-year accreditation from The Joint Commission. On January 13, The Joint Commission arrived, unannounced, for their tri-annual review of our compliance. The survey team measured the hospitals' compliance with over 270 standards. Baylor Fort Worth and Baylor Southwest were one of the first hospitals in the nation to undergo the new Joint Commission survey process.
"Baylor Fort Worth and Baylor Southwest are committed to providing safe, quality, compassionate care to our patients," said Steven R. Newton, president, Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth and Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth. "We are delighted that this important survey by The Joint Commission has validated that we are meeting this commitment."
Undergoing The Joint Commission survey and accreditation process is just one of many ways that Baylor Fort Worth and Baylor Southwest demonstrate our commitment to continuously provide safe, quality healthcare, treatment and services. Receiving this accreditation acknowledges that Baylor Fort Worth and Baylor Southwest are always pursuing opportunities to improve and deliver quality and safe care.
The not-for-profit Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth and Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth serve more than 100,000 people annually through two hospitals, numerous primary care physician centers and practices, a rehabilitation and fitness center, and a variety of medical specialties. Programs of excellence in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology and women's services form the heart of the hospitals' services. All Saints joined Baylor Health Care System in January 2002. All Saints Health Foundation, a separately incorporated not-for-profit organization, raises and manages charitable funds to support Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth and Baylor Medical Center at Southwest Fort Worth. For fiscal year 2008, Baylor Health Care System reported $429.5 million* in community benefit, which includes providing care for charity patients and patients enrolled in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the unreimbursed costs of medical education, research and community programs
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*Represents preliminary information that will be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com