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Plano is a good place to get sick! The 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Health Plano as No. 15 in the state, and even better, No. 6 in the DFW Metroplex. It was also recognized as high performing in orthopedics, treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

Three other Texas Health Resources’ hospitals were also recognized as among the best in DFW, including Texas Health Dallas, Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Arlington Memorial.

“We are very pleased to be recognized alongside the top hospitals in our area,” said Dr. Stephen Hadzima, chief medical officer at Texas Health Plano. “Our focus is on providing great care to each patient we are privileged to serve and by doing so, we are able to achieve the outcomes that we have come to be known for in North Texas.”

So how are the rankings determined?

U.S. News & World Report annually showcases the nation’s highest performing hospitals based on a variety of patient care indicators from federally available data, including (but not limited to) patient survival and safety data and adequacy of nurse staffing levels. Rankings are based on reputation, clinical excellence and a mix of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. Data from the American Hospital Association and surveys of the nation’s top physicians are also used.

It’s no wonder that Texas Health does so well in these surveys. A national advocate for transparency and accountability in health care safety and quality, in 2014 Texas Health actually published its “Quality and Safety Report to the Community: A Transparent Report Card from Texas Health Resources.” Texas Health was the first health system in Texas, and one of only a few in the U.S., that is publicly posting quality, safety and patient satisfaction data, including HCAHPS scores. The Texas Health scorecards are based on independent, nationally recognized clinical indicators. If you ever want to view a Texas Health score card, you can visit Go to TexasHealth.org/Quality-Reports to view the report.

“Being included in the prestigious Best Hospitals list is a tribute to our commitment to safe, reliable care for our patients,” said Barclay E. Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “We would also like to congratulate and thank the physicians on the medical staff, nurses and care team members for delivering each day on our mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system, which along with UT Southwestern founded Southwestern Health Resources in 2016 to make it easier for North Texans to access the highest quality care consistently in a responsive and coordinated manner, includes 27 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

The Texas Health Plano ranking, No. 6 in DFW, is a huge honor, considering that DFW hospitals are almost all highly ranked, making ours a city surrounded by phenomenal doctors, and we’re particularly proud of the Texas Health Plano. Thank you for keeping us healthy!

Texas Health recently celebrated 25 years serving to Plano community. For some inspiring stories, see our August 2016 issue.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Alexandra Cronin

Alexandra Cronin is Local Profile's senior editor. She has been with the company since 2016. She loves great coffee, good food, and average wine.