(JPS) John Peter Smith Health Network


Our Program is committed to educating Emergency Physicians that provide the highest quality care anywhere - period. Our Residents are among the best and brightest young physicians in the USA. They train in a high volume, high acuity state-of-the-art medical complex incorporating a 54 bed Emergency Department (ED) occupying 38,000 square feet that opened to the public in 2008. The John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) ED is one of eight inaugural members of the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program. JPS is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center, and Tertiary Care Referral Center serving a population of 2.5 million encompassing Tarrant County and its surrounding 200 mile radius area.

  • Established in 1906, JPS has devoted more than 100 years to educating physicians while caring for the residents of Tarrant County as the area’s tax-supported hospital district
  • The ED provides care to almost 115,000 patients per year
  • Approximately 20% of patients evaluated in the ED are admitted to the hospital
  • Our separate on site Urgent Care Center provides care for another 70,000 low acuity patients per year
  • Zero ambulance diversion hours since 2008
  • Resuscitation rooms equipped with digital radiography and articulating arm mounted ultrasound
  • The ED is fully telemetry equipped
  • Dual high speed CT scanners in the ED, adjacent to Trauma and Resuscitation Areas
  • STAT Lab in ED for point of care testing of time sensitive biomarkers
This month our Program Director Interview Series turns to the West. We spoke with Ryan Kirby, MD, Program Director at John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth, Texas, about what’s on offer in the
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