Methodist Charlton Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition 5th Year in a Row

respiratory careMethodist Charlton recently earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Only about 700 hospitals — approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United States — have applied for and received this award. This is the fifth consecutive year that Methodist Charlton has received this recognition.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation help to ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

Contact:
Lynette Wilkinson, APR
214-947-7460
lynettewilkinson@mhd.com