Newsroom Archive

Making Time for Mental Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for people of all walks of life.

It’s not just our physical health that has been impacted. Fear of illness, worries about taking care of our families, loss of income, and a host of other issues that weren’t even on our radar a year ago have all become factors that have complicated our lives and ratcheted up our stress levels. What can we do to manage these feelings? JPS Health Network has a team of doctors, nurses and other Behavioral Health caregivers at the ready to help whenever they’re needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

The main reasons people endure Intimate Partner Violence are because they either don’t realize how much danger they’re in or they don’t feel like they have a way out.

Mary Ann Contreras, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager in Trauma Services at JPS Health Network, said screening systems help identify relationship abuse even when the victim might not recognize what’s happening to them.

JPS Health Network Makes it Easier to Get a Flu Shot

Flu control and prevention is something JPS Health Network always takes seriously. But in the midst of a global pandemic, making the right moves in the fight against the flu is now more important than ever before.

“The last thing you want is to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time,” said Dr. Nadia Alawi-Kakomanolis, Vice Chief of Primary Care Operations at JPS. “This is definitely not the year to skip getting a flu shot.”

That’s why JPS is ready to help you do everything necessary to protect residents of Tarrant County this flu season.

JPS, Team Members Finalists for D CEO Excellence in Healthcare Awards

JPS Health Network and two of its team members are finalists for prestigious D CEO Magazine Excellence in Healthcare awards.

“This is a great accomplishment, as the competition this year was especially tough,” Will Maddox,
Managing Editor of D CEO Magazine said in a release. “All finalists will be recognized in a special feature in the December issue of D CEO, at dmagazine.com, D CEO Healthcare, and at an exclusive event later this year.”

JPS Selected to Lead the Fight Against Opioid Painkiller Abuse

JPS Health Network is one of only 10 hospitals across the nation to be awarded a competitive grant aimed at reducing addiction to opioid painkillers.

Emergency Medicine physician James D’Etienne said the health network will receive a total of $1.5 million divided into three equal installments over the next three years. The money from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration will be used to establish programs which will help to wean patients off addictive pain killers.

Sanders, Wong Wrap up More than 80 Years of Work at JPS

A pair of veteran nurses will take more than 80 years of experience with them as they walk out the doors of JPS and into well-deserved retirement.

It’s a bittersweet time for Trudy Sanders, Vice President of Patient Care Services, and Lily Wong, Director of Nursing Support Services, as they leave behind jobs they love, colleagues they’ve worked alongside for decades to help build JPS into what it is today, and countless team members they've helped to develop to lead the health network into the future.

A Dynamic Duo in the Battle against Vascular Disease

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.