Texas Spine & Joint Hospital receives accolades from PHA

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital in Tyler, Texas, has been recognized by Physician Hospitals of America as the 2015 Physician Hospital of the Year.

PHA President R. Blake Curd, MD, said the award is being given in recognition of the hospital's "exceptional quality, outstanding record of community service, and continued leadership in supporting [PHA's] legislative priorities and grassroots initiatives."

The organization specifically cited the fact that TSJH maintains a stellar reputation and a sizeable local patient population, with a rapidly expanding state and national patient base. Overall, the hospital has achieved impressive growth and national recognition in its first 12 years of operation, PHA officials said.

"We are indeed delighted to receive this national award, along with the recognition of our commitment to patient quality care and safety, patient satisfaction and low infection rates," TSJH CEO Tony Wahl said in a news release.

According to findings in the most recent CMS report, TSJH has maintained an infection rate less than 0.5 percent for the past nine years, the release notes. TSJH is below both state and national averages for Medicare spending per patient, saving the government thousands of dollars.

Dr. Curd also noted that TSJH has "dedicated their time and resources to fight for physician-ownership nationally."

PHA offers support, advocacy and education to the physician-owned hospital industry.


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