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 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.
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.
One minute Krista Charley, 19, was enjoying her last summer before leaving for college, hiking and rock climbing with friends.
The next, she was barely hanging on to consciousness, suffering a fractured hip, broken bones in her face and injuries to her internal organs during a 20-foot fall from the face of a cliff at Mineral Wells State Park.
JPS Health Network team members are finding new ways to shoulder the load and handle all their responsibilities of taking care of patients, whether they have COVID-19, cancer, heart disease or a traumatic injury. This month, those adaptations included virtually completing a required stroke care certification.
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.
Since the beginning of the battle against COVID-19, we have heard how many people tested positive each day and how many of them require hospitalization.
But what happens to the people who aren’t hospitalized? Do they just go home and get back to normal in a few days? The truth is many of them have their health linger in limbo for weeks that turn into months. They live an isolated life in their home, worried about what every new symptom means while simultaneously wondering how they’ll pay their bills and who will bring them medicine and groceries.
JPS Health Network was named the best hospital in the United States, according to a new hospital evaluating system unveiled Tuesday by Washington Monthly Magazine. Ranking near the top of every category, it out-scored the most prestigious healthcare organizations in America.
You might ask yourself, “how is it possible for a public safety-net hospital to out-rank the finest private hospitals across the United States?”