About JPS Health Network

For more than 100 years, JPS has been staying the course to improve the health of our communities, and in turn, improving the lives of the residents of Tarrant County. What started as a small hospital in downtown Fort Worth has now developed into an expansive, health care system that has been listed in Modern Healthcare as one of the top 100 integrated health care networks in the nation.  


JPS is tax-supported and includes John Peter Smith Hospital, JPS Surgical Center - Arlington, a network of community-based health centers, school-based health centers and psychiatric services at Trinity Springs Pavilion – a stand-alone facility. A Level I trauma center, John Peter Smith Hospital is licensed for 567 beds and the Network as a whole has approximately 850,000 patient encounters per year. 


A new Patient Care Pavilion has been constructed and serves as a state-of-the-art emergency and acute care facility. JPS has also invested significant dollars in technology and was the first hospital in Tarrant County to purchase da Vinci S surgical systems. One is located at John Peter Smith Hospital and the other at JPS Surgical Center - Arlington. 


In addition, JPS has a Level III NICU where more than 6,000 babies are born each year. JPS is also a certified chest pain and certified stroke center. Physicians are supported by a variety of departments including case management, social work and health promotions. 


An academic medical center, JPS has 13 residency programs and the largest Family Medicine residency program in the country. We take pride in teaching the best and brightest from around the world and offer programs in several different specialties. JPS also partners with other academic institutions such as UT Southwestern, Baylor and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.