Texas Health Harris Methodist Hosptial Fort Worth continues the Magnet Journey by completing the process for Magnet Re-designation. We recently hosted 4 ANCC Appraisers for a Magnet Site Visit June 29th - July2, 2009. This site visit was scheduled after the appraisers read and reviewed the 10 volumes of written documentation submitted to ANCC on February 1, 2009. This documentation demonstrated how we meet the 14 Forces of Magnetism and included over 160 sources of evidence. Based on the review of the written documentation, the Magnet Appraisers awarded THFW a site visit without request for further documentation, very few hospitals across the country are able to achieve this. During the 4 day site visit the appraisers toured all the nursing units and held meetings with nursing staff to verify, amplify and quantify the information submitted in the Magnet Document. The nursing staff that participated in the site visit stated that this was a great experience and loved the opportunity to brag about the magnetic work environment at THFW. Although we have not formally received feedback from ANCC we do expect to hear soon and the appraisers stated upon leaving that they could see that the 14 Forces of Magnetism are alive and well at THFW. So thank you and congratulations to all the staff as THFW continues to demonstrate that we are the leader in health care in Tarrant County and a great place for nursing! Remember Magnet Began with Me and Continues with Me...and stay tuned as we await the official survey results! More to come...
- Debbie Phillips, MSN, RN
Director of professional practice and community health
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth talks about the "CARE" in Health Care.
We are a 724-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff.
Throughout our blog journey, more than 30 individuals throughout the hospital will bring you perspective of what truly happens in a hospital. You will meet each of these individuals over time! We look forward to hearing your stories too!