Medical City Healthcare performed more kidney transplants than any other health care system in North Texas in 2018, according to a recent report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. The Medical City Dallas and Medical City Fort Worth Kidney Transplant Institutes combined to perform more than 230 kidney transplants, with Medical City Dallas being the largest volume kidney transplant program.
Shorter wait times and efforts to increase living donors are two reasons for the programs’ success. Medical City Healthcare has been recognized by the Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR) as having among the shortest kidney transplant wait times in North Texas. According to the latest SRTR report, the average time to receive a kidney transplant at Medical City Healthcare hospitals is months less than the national average, with Medical City Fort Worth being the fastest in the nation. The report confirms that not only are patients receiving transplants faster, they are experiencing exceptional outcomes and survival rates ranked among the top in the country.
“Medical City Healthcare hospitals are performing more transplants, faster, and with exceptional results,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Our transplant teams’ commitment to excellence has given many more people waiting for a kidney a new life.”
The Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients produces Transplant Program-Specific Reports (PSRs) which contain detailed information about every solid organ (heart, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas) transplant program in the United States. The reports are published twice a year and are available on SRTR.org for review. Each hospital that performs transplants may have more than one transplant program so a separate report is produced for each program at each transplant hospital. The reports contain information about candidates waiting for transplant, outcomes on the waiting list, the transplant recipients, the donors, and the outcomes after transplant.