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JPS, Cook Children's Team Up to Benefit Tarrant County Families

Official Press Release


JPS Health Network and Cook Children’s Health Care System have leveraged their ongoing collaboration to improve health services for people of all ages across Tarrant County. 

Expanding the available sites of care for students and their families across the county, the collaboration expands pediatric care from school-based clinic models into high-quality medical care at JPS Medical Homes and Cook Children’s locations throughout the region. 

“There is value in partnership,” explained Joy Parker, Vice President of Community Health at JPS. “It’s a tremendous advantage for our patients when we join with a premier pediatric partner. Cook Children’s will provide medical services for school-aged kids, and services will be streamlined in a way to allow JPS to step in as children transition into adolescents and adults.” 

Community benefits include: 

  • Relocation of services from current modular school-based clinics to brick and mortar Cook Children’s neighborhood facilities which will, among other advantages, allow for better social distancing and more comfortable visits. 
  • Expanded and enhanced services will include telehealth and extended hours, offering maximum convenience and accessibility for student patients and their families.  
  • A medical home comprised of a multi-disciplinary care team, including a nutritionist, family advocates for patient/family support, behavioral health therapists, and speech language pathologists. 

“Cook Children’s is honored to partner with JPS Health Network to bring quality, coordinated care to Tarrant County families,” said Veronica Tolley, Assistant Vice President of Cook Children’s Physician Network. “This extraordinary collaboration embodies Cook Children’s Promise, which is to improve the health of every child in our region through prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.”