September 08, 2020
Dallas, TX - Medical City Healthcare’s kidney transplant programs are rated at the top in North Texas when it comes to getting a transplant faster, according to a report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
Shorter wait times and efforts to increase living donors are two reasons for the programs’ success. The Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has recognized Medical City Healthcare hospitals for having among the shortest kidney transplant wait times in North Texas, months less than the national average.
In 2019, the Medical City Dallas and Medical City Fort Worth Kidney Transplant Institutes combined to perform more than 240 kidney transplants, more than 60 of which were transplants from living donors. The two programs share resources including data and best practices, resulting in exceptional outcomes and survival rates ranked among the top in the country. A video event prior to COVID-19 celebrated the programs unique collaboration to enable a complicated and successful kidney swap. View video:
“Faster access to life-saving kidney transplants means that Medical City Healthcare patients can regain their quality of life more quickly,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare, “This recognition affirms the outstanding quality of our transplant programs and our commitment to excellence for every patient.”
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 annually and are available on the SRTR website for review. Each hospital that performs transplants may have more than one transplant program with a separate report. Each report contains information about donors, candidates waiting for transplant and outcomes after transplant.