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Linda Siy, MD, named 2022 Texas Family Physician of the Year

Linda Siy, MD, has been named the 2022 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

This distinction is the highest honor among Texas family doctors and shows Dr. Siy's commitment to providing her patients with compassionate and comprehensive care.

"The Texas Family Physician of the Year award comes from family physicians who do the same thing I do every day. So, the distinction is meaningful because my peers selected me as the Family Physician of the Year," Dr. Siy said.

Going Above and Beyond to Provide the Best Patient Care

Tiffany Lowery, an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at Medical Home True Worth, has always felt the need to help people. Growing up around nurses like her mother and grandmother inspired her to pursue a career in healthcare. She also has a passion for caring for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. So when she heard about Dr. Andrew Saverine’s Intensive Primary Care Program, she knew it was a perfect fit.

The Intensive Care Program was established in 2019 when Dr. Saverine saw the need to minimize the amount of high utilizers in the Emergency Department (ED).

24-Hour Caregiver

Hearing the words, “your son will not make it to 18,” is never easy, but it was a harsh reality for Irene Riojas, a Medical Assistant at the Health Center for Women. At four months, Riojas’ only child began to experience Petit Mal seizures that would cause the muscles in his body to stiffen and his eyes to glaze over. As his condition worsened, he began to have Grand Mal seizures which caused unconsciousness and aggressive muscle contractions. At just 8 years old, Riojas’ son was experiencing 97 seizures a day.

JPS Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New JPS Psychiatric Emergency Center

Phase I of the JPS Bond Program is officially underway. JPS Health Network hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 26, for the new Psychiatric Emergency Center (PEC) designed to treat patients experiencing mental health crisis. The facility is part of the JPS Bond Program project plan for expansion and renovation to modernize the JPS campus.

Medical Home Renderings Nearly Complete

JPS Health Network will be breaking ground on the new Medical Home Southwest Tarrant later this year. The medical home will serve the residents of Southwest Tarrant County bringing both primary and specialty care services to the area. The location for this new medical home will be at the intersection of Mesa Springs Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for December 2022.

What to Know as the JPS Bond Program Moves Forward

The JPS Health Network plan for expansion and renovation to modernize the JPS campus is moving at full speed with multiple groundbreaking ceremonies scheduled for this fall. The $800 million JPS Bond Program project will redefine the Main Campus in Fort Worth and add a medical home that serves the Southwest Tarrant County patient population. The entirety of the project will cost roughly $1.5 billion, which includes additional excess operating cash of about $600 million invested by JPS.

Delivery With a Smile

Healthcare supply chain professionals play a vital role in their organization, from their contributions to patient care to the innovative ways they respond to supply chain distributions.

Supply chain professionals are responsible for handling all supplies that come through JPS Health Network.

JPS Health Network Earns Maternal Level IV Re-Designation for Providing the Highest Quality of Care

Many women often put their health on the back burner to care for others, so they don’t always seek the care they need. When you bring pregnancy into the equation, it can be a struggle for moms.

JPS Women & Infant Services see many struggles women face during pregnancy, especially with the high minority population. Being able to provide the best possible care for patients is their goal.

Making a Difference, Advanced Practice Provider Style

Melissa De Hoyos is an Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner at JPS Health Center for Women who is committed to helping and educating the women of Tarrant County.

De Hoyos emphasizes educating patients on the importance of making decisions that influence their overall health and quality of life.

“I believe knowledge is power,” De Hoyos said. “In Women’s Health, I think of how I can educate and empower patients to create a new and better path for themselves.”