John Peter Smith Hospital is a level 1 trauma center located in Fort Worth, yet still classified as a Dallas trauma center. It is also the only level 1 trauma center in Tarrant County. For over ten years the team has provided exceptional care to those injured in an accident and other victims of critical injuries. In addition to providing trauma care to the Tarrant County residents, it also provides care for those who cannot afford to pay, allowing residents an equal opportunity to receive the care they deserve when they need it most.
The average number of patients (per bed) seen in an emergency room on a yearly basis is about 1,600. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth averages over 2,200 patients per bed per year. Efficiency and communication of the best quality are two major factors that lead to the nearly 140 percent difference. Patients are also educated on the use of other clinics to visit when they are suffering ailments such as the flu which frees up space in the emergency department for patients needing critical care. A mobile clinic on the streets for the homeless population also administers medicine. Utilizing this mobile method of care, patients receive care that they otherwise would seek in the emergency room. Again, this allows better utilization of the ER for true emergencies and life-threatening situations.
According to the Washington Monthly Magazine in July 2020, the JPS Health Network was named the best hospital in the United States. They also stated John Peter Smith ranked in the top one percent for civic leadership and top 17 percent for quality of care.
When you or someone you know in the Fort Worth area are facing a life-threatening emergency due to a car accident, bike accident, assault, or other concern requiring life-saving care, John Peter Smith Level 1 Trauma Center is the number one choice. Trust your care to a team of skilled professionals who value patient care and have everything you need for treatment and recovery.