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County Commissioner Devan Allen Precinct 2 Town Hall - Oct. 25, 2021


JPS Board of Managers - Oct. 14, 2021 - Draft Master Plan Presentation


Tarrant County Commissioners/Tarrant County Hospital District Special Board Meeting - Sept. 17, 2019

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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.

Behavioral Health: Services at JPS include inpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment, emergency services for patients experiencing crises, and outpatient services at clinics, such as counseling, therapy, group therapy, and medication management.

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.

Broaddus & Associates: Headquartered in Austin, Broaddus is one of the leading providers of facilities program management, consulting, and planning services in the United States for owners who are planning and developing construction projects. It is one of two program managers for the JPS expansion project.


Broaddus-LeVis: This is shorthand for the two firms that are partnering to oversee a capital improvement plan at JPS, as approved by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. They are Broaddus & Associates and LeVis Consulting Group.

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

John Peter Smith Hospital: The main hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, 578-bed safety-net hospital and Level I Trauma Center located in Fort Worth, Texas that provides inpatient, outpatient, and behavioral healthcare. It is located at 1500 S. Main Street in Fort Worth.

Joint Commission, The: An independent, not-for-profit accreditation group, The Joint Commission develops and upholds patient safety and care standards for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. To keep its accredited status, a healthcare organization is subject to an onsite evaluation performed by a Joint Commission survey group at least every three years. JPS holds The Joint Commission National Quality Approval, which means our facility meets rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care.

JPS Health Network (JPS): JPS is a health network in Tarrant County offering inpatient care, primary care for infants to adults, dental services, and psychiatric care. JPS includes Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center and the county’s only Psychiatric Emergency Center. It operates an Urgent Care Center, and has more than 25 primary and specialty health centers. JPS is a teaching facility and trains nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers

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.

LeVis Consulting Group: Based in Arlington, LeVis is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified Minority Woman-Owned company. It provides general construction/construction management and project/program management services for clients, from the initial assessment study to construction closeout. It is one of two program managers for the JPS expansion project.

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.

Tarrant County Commissioners Court: Despite the name, Commissioners Court is not a judicial court. This the general governing body of Tarrant County; it sets the tax rate, adopts the county budget and is responsible for building, maintaining, and improving county facilities. The court is made up of the County Judge who is elected countywide and presides over the full Court, and the four County Commissioners -- each elected from one of the County's four precincts. They appoint members to the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers.

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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