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Glossary of Terms

ASC: Ambulatory Surgery Centers are healthcare facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures.

Board of Managers: Board members are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners. The 11-person committee manages the JPS Health Network facilities and leadership to most appropriately meet the healthcare needs of the county.

CUP: Central Utility Plant houses equipment such as boilers, chillers and electrical equipment.

Level I Trauma Center: A Level I Trauma Center provides the highest level of care to critically ill or injured patients. It has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day.

PCMH: A patient-centered medical home is more than a one-stop shop for healthcare needs. It is a model of care, recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurances, that ensures patients receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner that patients and their families can understand.

PEC: Psychiatric Emergency Center is a specialized unit that provides care for behavioral health patients in crisis. It is a secure unit currently on the 10th floor of the Patient Tower at John Peter Smith Hospital.

TCHD: Tarrant County Hospital District. is the legal entity that operates JPS Health Network. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court created the Tarrant County Hospital District (dba JPS Health Network) in 1959 to give sound financial footing to the City-County Hospital constructed in 1938 on land donated by John Peter Smith.

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