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FORT WORTH – Matthew Sartorius has been named chief operating officer (COO) at Medical City Fort Worth.

In this role, Sartorius will oversee hospital operations and work closely with medical staff leadership, senior leadership and management to ensure high-quality, compassionate care and unparalleled patient service.

Before joining Medical City Fort Worth, Sartorius served as COO for Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, Abrazo Surprise Hospital and an off-campus emergency department. He has also held other leadership positions including vice president of operations at HCA Healthcare’s StoneSprings Hospital Center, and associate administrator at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville.

“Matthew brings an impressive record of operational excellence and strategic leadership to Medical City Fort Worth,” says John Hoover, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “We look forward to his leadership's positive impact on our hospital and the community we serve.” 

Matthew earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Health Administration from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville. He is an active American College of Healthcare Executives member and has been recognized for his leadership and contributions to the healthcare industry.

ABOUT MEDICAL CITY FORT WORTH

Medical City Fort Worth is a 378-bed, acute care hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. With a medical team of more than 700 physicians, Medical City Fort Worth offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission-certified chest pain center. Named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, Medical City Fort Worth is A-rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.

Medical City Fort Worth is part of Medical City Healthcare

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Mosquito.jpeg Infectious diseases expert offers advice to prevent West Nile Virus.

FORT WORTH— Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, which also ushers in mosquito season. The first mosquito positive for West Nile virus was confirmed in North Texas recently, prompting experts at Medical City Fort Worth to provide tips to help the community stay informed and safe from the potentially deadly Virus.

West Nile Virus is a severe mosquito-borne illness that peaks in the United States from mid-August to early September. The severity of the virus can vary, depending on a person's immune system and existing medical conditions.

 Most people infected with West Nile Virus might not show any symptoms. According to the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, about 25% may develop a mild illness known as West Nile fever. In rare cases, the virus can cause severe neurological symptoms such as meningitis, weakness, paralysis and seizures.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain or muscle aches
  • Rash
  • Nausea or vomiting

“Most mild symptoms can be managed at home with rest and hydration,” says Anupama Chennupati, MD, an expert in infectious diseases at Medical City Fort Worth. “However, if you experience severe symptoms, including neurological issues, you should seek medical attention immediately at your nearest emergency room.”

Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, as West Nile Virus has no specific antiviral treatment.

Dr. Chennupati suggests residents take the following precautions and practice the “Four D’s” to protect against West Nile:

  • Dusk/Dawn: Limit time outside during dusk to dawn, when mosquitos are most active
  • DEET: Use FDA-approved insect repellents that contain DEET
  • Dress: Wear long sleeves and pants to minimize skin exposure outside
  • Drain: Eliminate standing water around the home to reduce mosquito breeding sites

“By taking these simple precautions, you can significantly reduce your risk of infection and enjoy a safer summer,” says Dr. Chennupati.

Local authorities may also spray areas with mosquito-killing agents during outbreaks to control the mosquito population. Currently, no human vaccine is available for West Nile Virus.

To learn more about Medical City Fort Worth’s emergency care services, visit: https://www.medicalcityhealthcare.com/locations/medical-city-fort-worth-hospital/specialties/emergency-care

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FORT WORTH – Medical City Fort Worth has appointed Benjamin Baggi as the hospital's new assistant chief financial officer (ACFO). In this role, he will also support Medical City Weatherford. In this position, he will work closely with hospital leadership to oversee financial operations and strategy and ensure the hospital's continued success in delivering high-quality patient care.

Baggi brings a wealth of experience in financial management and healthcare operations to his new role. Before Medical City Fort Worth, he served as the financial systems and reporting manager at Florida Cancer Specialists in Tampa, Florida, where he played a pivotal role in implementing a new financial reporting and recording system.

In addition to his role at Florida Cancer Specialists, Baggi has held leadership positions in finance at prominent healthcare organizations where he piloted innovative ideas to improve budget timelines and systems, reduce workload and enhance communication between departments.

"We are pleased to welcome Ben to the Medical City Fort Worth team," says John Hoover, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “His extensive experience and proven track record make him an asset to our hospital as we continue to grow and serve the healthcare needs of our community."

Baggi holds an MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southwestern Adventist University.

ABOUT MEDICAL CITY FORT WORTH

Medical City Fort Worth is a 378-bed, acute care hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. With a medical team of more than 700 physicians, Medical City Fort Worth offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission-certified chest pain center. Named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, Medical City Fort Worth is A-rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.

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FORT WORTH – A Texas woman with diabetes celebrated a lifesaving medical milestone as the 1,000th kidney transplant at Medical City Fort Worth. The achievement underscores the exceptional capabilities and impact of Medical City Fort Worth’s Transplant Institute as a leading institution for kidney transplantation in North Texas.

Lenora Williams, a resident of Midland, TX, received the 1,000th kidney transplant after experiencing complications from diabetes and being on dialysis for seven months. Two months after joining the organ transplant waiting list, she received the joyous call that a kidney match from a deceased donor had been found.

“I know it was God's will. He wanted me to have it,” Williams says. “I feel great. I would tell anyone experiencing kidney disease to come to Medical City Fort Worth, these are the nicest people I've ever seen. They help you, they give you hope.”

Recently released data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) rated Medical City Fort Worth’s Transplant Institute as number one in Texas for kidney transplants and at the top of national ratings for one-year kidney survival. Medical City Fort Worth is also highly rated in the SRTR’s “Getting a deceased donor transplant faster” category. For kidney transplant candidates, this measure has the largest impact on survival after listing.

"The completion of our 1,000th kidney transplant is a remarkable achievement that underscores the dedication and expertise of our Transplant Institute team," says John Hoover, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. "We are incredibly proud of our status as the top kidney transplant program in Texas and our high national ratings, which is why so many patients in the region turn to us as the destination of choice for lifesaving kidney transplantation."

These accomplishments by Medical City Fort Worth's Transplant Institute reflect the commitment to providing comprehensive care for kidney transplant candidates, including post-transplant support, which has significantly influenced the program’s exceptional patient outcomes.

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MCFW.JPG Healthgrades recognizes hospital for superior outcomes in numerous specialties and services

Fort Worth, TX – Medical City Fort Worth has been recognized for superior specialty care in the Healthgrades 2024 America's Best Specialty Excellence Awards, including recipient of the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™.

Additionally, Medical City Fort Worth was named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ and honored as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™.

“These respected, data-driven awards validate our expert teams' ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate and safe care for our patients,” says John Hoover, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “Our investments in new facilities and technologies, as well as the expertise of our dedicated colleagues, help make Medical City Fort Worth a national leader in healthcare excellence.”

Medical City Fort Worth's 2024 Healthgrades honors include:

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery™

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke

Spine Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Surgical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Surgical Care Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals in the Nation for Surgical Care

Vascular

  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes, including risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. By highlighting strengths and weaknesses, these ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.

“As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate the quality of care, these facilities provide a roadmap for success,” says Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We commend Medical City Fort Worth for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”

 

ABOUT MEDICAL CITY FORT WORTH

Medical City Fort Worth is a 378-bed acute care hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. With a medical team of more than 700 physicians, Medical City Fort Worth offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission-certified chest pain center. Named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, Medical City Fort Worth is A-rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence. 

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DALLAS — Five Medical City Healthcare hospitals have been named to the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® list, according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune.

Medical City Alliance, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City McKinney and Medical City Plano are among 32 HCA Healthcare hospitals nationwide named to this prestigious list.

“This recognition further distinguishes our hospitals regionally and nationwide,” says Allen Harrison, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Exceptional clinical quality combined with compassionate care are among the many reasons families choose Medical City Healthcare as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence in North Texas.”

To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The program leverages transparent, nonbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study and award winners do not pay to market their honor.

This year, based on comparisons with a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, the analysis found that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning hospitals, this year’s winners had:

  • 31 percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals.
  • 9 percent fewer patients with complications.
  • 39 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
  • Nearly 20 percent lower inpatient expenses per discharge.
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
  • Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment
  • of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 77 percent versus 70 percent
  • for non-winning hospitals.

“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” says Leigh Anderson, Premier’s chief operating officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides help leaders make informed decisions for change and proves that these Medical City Healthcare hospitals excel across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

 

About Medical City Healthcare
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always, providing high-quality healthcare in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 186 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers. It includes 16 hospitals with 3,696 licensed beds, nearly 5,000 active physicians, 6,000 nurses, 17,000 employees, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, 5 off-campus emergency rooms and 47 CareNow Urgent Care clinics. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, 10 hospitals “A” safety-rated by the Leapfrog Group and 6 hold prestigious Magnet Recognized® designations on 10 campuses from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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John Hoover has been named CEO of Medical City Fort Worth, starting September 11.

Hoover has served as COO of Medical City Fort Worth since 2021 and as interim CEO since May of 2023, where his leadership contributed to the successful launch of new service line offerings, including the expansion of solid organ transplants. He also played an integral role in leading facility expansion and capital project proposals of more than $30 million.

“John is a dedicated leader, firmly committed to outstanding and compassionate care for our community," says Allen Harrison, president of Medical City Healthcare. "I am certain he will guide Medical City Fort Worth toward a future defined by continued growth and excellence always.”

During his tenure, the hospital has been recognized for outstanding patient care and quality, including being named as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals and 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care by Healthgrades, and was awarded an “A” grade in the spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

Hoover began his career with HCA Healthcare in 2014. He has held a variety of leadership positions including chief operating officer of Eastside Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, vice president of operations at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and business manager of surgical and emergency services at North Suburban Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. 

Hoover earned a Master of Business Administration from Regis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado. 

ABOUT MEDICAL CITY FORT WORTH

Medical City Fort Worth is a 378-bed, acute care hospital located in Fort Worth, Texas. With a medical team of more than 700 physicians, Medical City Fort Worth offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission-certified chest pain center. Named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, Medical City Fort Worth is A-rated for safety by the Leapfrog Group and Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.

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