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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017 — More than 275 medical professionals attended JPS Health Network’s 2017 Trauma Symposium on Friday for a day-long review of current debates and best practices in the care of critically injured patients. The annual event, hosted by the Level I Trauma Center at the Trinity River Campus of Tarrant County College, attracts surgeons and other medical experts to Fort Worth.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017 — Are old electronics cluttering your home? How about piles of documents waiting to be shredded? JPS team members are invited to bring unwanted computers and other electronics — anything with a cord except TVs — for safe recycling and disposal on Friday, October 27. A receiving station will be set up north of the hospital to accept devices and provide paper shredding and recycling.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Oct. 9, 2017 — Bettye Butcher hopes to live out her life in the wood-frame bungalow she’s called home for most of her 79 years. Her odds got better with home improvements provided by the City of Fort Worth, Trinity Habitat for Humanity and volunteers from JPS, who descended on Mrs. Butcher’s home to paint during the city’s annual Cowtown Brush Up.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017 — One might assume a hospital would be the safest place to have a heart attack, but across the country heart attacks that occur outside the hospital are less likely to be fatal. JPS has taken aim at that counterintuitive phenomenon, redesigning procedures to speed up diagnosis and treatment.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017 — Preventing delirium among hospitalized patients is a priority because delirium, often confused with dementia, can affect future quality of life, a JPS Health Network physician said at the network’s first Geriatric Nursing Seminar.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017 — Ninety-two percent of JPS team members shared their voice in the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey, exceeding the national average of 74 percent.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017 — JPS now has a medication take-back kiosk, increasing access to safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The drop box was installed Friday in the Outpatient Pharmacy at John Peter Smith Hospital, which is open 24 hours a day.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017 — A game invented by two JPS physicians is changing the way doctors and nurses at JPS communicate with patients, potentially affecting both quality of care and patients’ perception of it.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017 — “Welcome to the sepsis team,” Lori Muhr tells nurses as she distributes new sepsis-specific badge backers at Nursing Grand Rounds, driving home her message that sepsis is everybody’s business.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017 — JPS team members stepped up to help meet the need for blood, exacerbated by Hurricane Harvey in August, donating 40 units at Friday’s blood drive.

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