The COVID-19 Pandemic has kept people apart and out of their usual routines. But JPS Health Network on Wednesday will unveil a telehealth system called JPS On-Demand Urgent Care that will allow patients and providers to again see each other face-to-face.
JPS Health Network is grateful for the support of its community members, as our staff works tirelessly to care for patients in this challenging time. Many of you continue to ask how to best help—here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
In light of the current concerns regarding COVID-19, JPS Health Network is canceling its board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020. As caretakers of the public health in Tarrant County, JPS leadership takes these concerns seriously and has decided against holding this meeting inside the confines of JPS Hospital.
JPS appreciates the Board of Managers for their care and concern regarding COVID-19. JPS will continue to keep the board and the public up-to-date with any new developments.
Dr. Karen Duncan, MD, MBA, a board-certified pediatrician with more than 20 years of medical and executive leadership experience, has been named Chief Operating Officer for JPS Health Network.
Dr. Duncan joined JPS in 2017 as Executive Vice President of Community Health Services. She will begin her new role at the end of January 2020, when Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Whitman retires.
JPS Health Network, Tarrant County’s public healthcare provider, is pleased to announce that a new expansion to the Emergency Department is now open.
As record numbers of patients flood the John Peter Smith Hospital Emergency Department, JPS Health Network leaders have, for the second time in a month, declared a Code Yellow emergency situation.
“We are on pace to see 10,750 patients this month,” said Jesse DeWaard, Executive Director of Emergency Management Services at JPS. “This would be the most ever. Our biggest number of visits in one day stands at 427. In addition, our Psychiatric Emergency Center is seeing record numbers.”