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JPS Health Network

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The Tarrant County Hospital District (TCHD) does business as the JPS Health Network. It is the taxpayer-supported hospital district of Tarrant County, Texas.[1] Its headquarters are in the John Peter Smith Hospital at 1500 South Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.[2][3][4]

About JPS Health NetworkEdit

The origins of JPS Health Network go back to October 1877. Future Fort Worth mayor John Peter Smith deeded five acres of land for medical facilities for families in Fort Worth and in Tarrant County.[5]

JPS Health Network operates more than 40 community and school-based health centers.[4]

JPS is a teaching facility. It is the site of the nation’s largest hospital-based Family Medicine residency program.[6]

JPS Health Network operates John Peter Smith Hospital, a 573-bed[7] acute care facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

John Peter Smith Hospital provides emergency services and trauma care.The hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Tarrant County and the only psychiatric emergency services site in Tarrant County. More than 5,000 babies are born each year at John Peter Smith Hospital.[8]

JPS is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited American College of Surgery Cancer Center. JPS has a Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Center (NICU).[8]

The network has more than one million patient encounters per year.[9]

AcademicsEdit

JPS is a teaching site and trains physicians, nurses, physician assistants and other health care workers.[10]

JPS supports nine residency programs: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Transitional Internship.[11]

The Family Medicine residency is the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation.[12]

LeadershipEdit

The JPS Board of Managers includes 11 members. They are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners. This committee manages the JPS Health Network facilities and leadership.[13]

Health centersEdit

The network includes more than 40 community-based health centers, including 20 clinics based on school campuses.[14]


School-Based Health CentersEdit

JPS operates 19 primary care clinics on school campuses in 13 Tarrant County school districts. Services are open to students and their siblings.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BOARD OF MANAGERS MEETING THURSDAY – JANUARY 12, 2012." JPS Health Network. Retrieved on October 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Notice of Privacy Practices." JPS Health Network. Effective April 14, 2003. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "JPS Health Network, 1500 South Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104."
  3. ^ "Maps and Locations." JPS Health Network. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "1500 S. Main Street Fort Worth TX 76104" and "John Peter Smith Hospital 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104"
  4. ^ a b "Maps and Locations."
  5. ^ "History | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  6. ^ "Family Medicine | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  7. ^ "Planning for the Future | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  8. ^ a b "Women and Children's Services | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  9. ^ "Who We Serve | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  10. ^ "About JPS Academic Affairs | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  11. ^ "Residency Programs | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  12. ^ "Residency ranking | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  13. ^ "Board of Managers | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  14. ^ "JPS Locations | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  15. ^ "School-Based Health Centers | JPS Health Network". www.jpshealthnet.org. Retrieved 2016-09-26.

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