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JPS Health Network Supports Texas Consortium For ARPA-H Customer Experience Hub

Press Release

Fort Worth, TX - May 11, 2023 – JPS Health Network is pleased to join Austin, North Texas, and San Antonio in their efforts to procure an ARPA-H (Advanced Research Project Agency for Health) “customer experience” hub, known as the CXARPA-H Hub. If selected, the CXARPA-H Hub will be one of three new national hubs that will collectively support ARPA-H’s mission to accelerate better health outcomes for all people. The CXARPA-H Hub has a network of over 1,000 consortium members, consisting of the consortium management firm, its member organizations, local consortium members, and spokes across Texas and in all 50 states. JPS enthusiastically supports this effort and is looking forward to participating in the hub consortium to improve healthcare.

The CXARPA-H Hub is aligned with the mission and goals of JPS. The health network exists to transform healthcare delivery for the communities we serve by improving access to care, the patient and family experience, and the quality of population health.

The proposed physical site for the CXARPA-H Hub is Pegasus Park, a 26-acre, biotech, life sciences, and social impact office campus development in Dallas. Pegasus Park was selected due to its rich infrastructure offering state-of-the-art facilities and amenities and enabling the daily convergence of life science entrepreneurs, strategic business partners, social impact organizations, universities, investors/accelerators, and established life science companies. The campus’ easy access to two major airports enables the proposed CXARPA-H Hub to extend its reach broadly across the nation and to serve as the ideal site for ARPA-H’s program managers.

Conveniently located in the center of the country, Texas is a welcoming place for ARPA-H program managers to live and conduct business. The state is home to a history of successful translation of scientific research to clinical treatments with unmatched expertise and resources to support ARPA-H’s nationwide projects, with a track-record of national collaborations and partnerships. Combined with its robust statewide and national network of consortium members aligned with ARPA-H’s stated goals, the CXARPA-H Hub is ready to make ARPA-H all that it can be.

The decision is projected to be made by early fall 2023.

About JPS Health Network
The Tarrant County Hospital District, known as JPS Health Network, is a tax-supported organization serving the healthcare needs of families in Tarrant County. JPS provides adult inpatient care at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and offers comprehensive services including primary care, behavioral health, and pharmacy at more than 25 community locations. JPS has served as a Level I Trauma Center in Tarrant County for more than a decade. JPS is governed by an 11-member Board of Managers, whose members are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. JPS was named the Best Hospital for America by Washington Monthly magazine and the Lown Institute in 2020, and Outstanding Healthcare System by D CEO Magazine.

About Pegasus Park
Pegasus Park is a 25-acre mixed-use office campus consisting of more than 750,000 square feet of office and amenities space across multiple buildings, including an 18-story office tower. The campus features four components - a biotech and life sciences hub, a social impact hub, commercial tenants, and entertainment/dining venues. Strategically located in the heart of the rapidly expanding Innovation District between the Dallas Design Center and the Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, the campus is positioned to be a premier hub of innovation.