JPS Health Network team members are finding new ways to shoulder the load and handle all their responsibilities of taking care of patients, whether they have COVID-19, cancer, heart disease or a traumatic injury. This month, those adaptations included virtually completing a required stroke care certification.
Unhealthy eating habits, high blood pressure and an aging population are all contributing to an increase in vascular disease in Tarrant County and across the United States.
JPS Health Network has a pair of skilled vascular surgeons, Dr. Daisy Chou and Dr. Vikram Palkar, to bring the latest advancements in their field to patients and keep them healthy. They remove plaque and clots from blood vessels to decrease strain on the heart, reduce the likelihood of strokes and make sure the rest of the body has the blood supply it needs to perform as it should.
Since the beginning of the battle against COVID-19, we have heard how many people tested positive each day and how many of them require hospitalization.
But what happens to the people who aren’t hospitalized? Do they just go home and get back to normal in a few days? The truth is many of them have their health linger in limbo for weeks that turn into months. They live an isolated life in their home, worried about what every new symptom means while simultaneously wondering how they’ll pay their bills and who will bring them medicine and groceries.
JPS Health Network was named the best hospital in the United States, according to a new hospital evaluating system unveiled Tuesday by Washington Monthly Magazine. Ranking near the top of every category, it out-scored the most prestigious healthcare organizations in America.
You might ask yourself, “how is it possible for a public safety-net hospital to out-rank the finest private hospitals across the United States?”
The Hispanic population of Tarrant County is being hit especially hard by COVID-19, according to information on patients compiled by JPS Health Network.
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County rising exponentially in recent days, Dr. G. Robert Stephenson said it’s time to take vigilance against the virus to a new level.
Stephenson, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at JPS Health Network, applauded the decision of county leaders announced Thursday. It legally requires people to wear protective face masks in public, a move that could reverse the disturbing upward trend of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks. On Thursday, Tarrant County confirmed 517 new infections, up from 460 the day before.