JPS Health Network Earns Maternal Level IV Re-Designation for Providing the Highest Quality of Care

Many women often put their health on the back burner to care for others, so they don’t always seek the care they need. When you bring pregnancy into the equation, it can be a struggle for moms.

JPS Women & Infant Services see many struggles women face during pregnancy, especially with the high minority population. Being able to provide the best possible care for patients is their goal.

Making a Difference, Advanced Practice Provider Style

Melissa De Hoyos is an Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner at JPS Health Center for Women who is committed to helping and educating the women of Tarrant County.

De Hoyos emphasizes educating patients on the importance of making decisions that influence their overall health and quality of life.

“I believe knowledge is power,” De Hoyos said. “In Women’s Health, I think of how I can educate and empower patients to create a new and better path for themselves.”

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship to address unmet need of access to mental healthcare for young people

JPS is starting a new Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program that will train psychiatrists who want to specialize in diagnosing and treating young people with psychiatric illnesses. Leaders are actively recruiting for the first class to arrive at JPS next year.

The two-year program is for physicians who have completed a psychiatry residency program and want to focus on treating patients from underserved populations.

TCHATT: Improving Children’s Mental Health One Chat at a Time

Following the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, politicians and mental health professionals in Texas collaborated on an initiative to help with children's mental health in the state. During this collaboration, they established several programs to expand access to care for children and adolescents in Texas. One of the programs created was Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT).

Back to Where It All Started

Serving the Tarrant County community is a passion for JPS transitional resident intern James Oh, DO, who grew up hearing his mother's amazing story of his birth at JPS Health Network.

Dr. Oh said his mother spoke highly of the doctors and nurses who cared for her, and the story inspired him to become a physician. He wanted to take care of patients, especially underprivileged patients.

"I chose JPS because I had a connection here, and I wanted to come back and serve those who served both my parents and me," Dr. Oh said.

Lessly Hernandez, MD, Homegrown Family Medicine Doctor

For Family Medicine resident Lessly Hernandez, MD, going into the medical field has been her dream since she was seven. Although a career in medicine was her clear path forward, she was unsure of what she wanted to pursue until she decided to enroll in the Trimble Tech High School EMT program.

In the EMT program, the students participated in ride-out shifts with MedStar for hands-on learning. Dr. Hernandez’s first ride-out brought her to JPS Health Network and the experience impacted her field of choice.

Medical Home Southwest Tarrant is the First Major Project of the JPS Bond Program

JPS Medical Home Southwest Tarrant, the next primary care medical clinic and the first major project of the JPS Bond Program, will be constructed at the intersection of Mesa Springs Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth.

The JPS Health Network Board of Managers on July 14 unanimously approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Kroger Texas for the property for the price of $4,050,000. Members of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the agreement on July 12.

JPS Health Network’s Level I Trauma Center Re-designation

Ensuring timely access to exceptional trauma care

For more than a decade, JPS has served as a leader in trauma care. Our teams are always ready to provide life-saving care to all patients. And once again, JPS has proven that our care is among the best. JPS has been re-verified by American College of Surgeons and re-designated by Texas Department of State Health Services as a Level I Trauma Center.

JPS is the only Level I Trauma facility in Tarrant County and is one of just 20 designated facilities in Texas. Level I is the highest of four levels.