Terran Fleenor
Visit Fort Worth
Sr. Manager of Public Relations


Hear Fort Worth and JPS Health Network Partner to Promote  
Healthcare Options for Musician Community 

Fort Worth, TX (April 2, 2024) – In response to requests from the local music community for healthcare options, JPS Health Network is partnering with the Hear Fort Worth music association to promote its medical resources. The program will be unveiled at a special event on April 2. 
The promotion program, called Sound Care, was established to help musicians who may not know how to qualify for reduced-cost care with JPS Health Network. As Fort Worth artists work to establish themselves in the music industry, this program offers musicians and their families options for accessing preventative care and treatment. Sound Care connects musicians with the same services provided to all eligible Tarrant residents. 
“This is a great option for musicians who might not have a steady stream of income or benefits while working to grow their music careers,” said Tom Martens, director of Hear Fort Worth, a division of the Visit Fort Worth tourism office. “We want to keep local musicians and their families healthy and happy so they can continue to showcase their talent in the Fort Worth music scene and beyond.” 
Patients who qualify for care, based on income and expenses, will have access to preventative care such as physicals and screenings, as well as a dedicated care team for their families, which includes a physician or nurse practitioners.
“JPS has been a cornerstone of the Tarrant County community for over 100 years,” said Dr. Karen Duncan, President and CEO of JPS Health Network. “Our teams are always ready to provide exceptional care to anyone who walks through our doors. We are excited to partner with Hear Fort Worth to extend healthcare services to our talented community of musicians. This partnership will allow us to fulfill our mission of improving access to care and ensuring the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”   
Hear Fort Worth will host an education event 6-8 p.m. on April 2 at Printed Threads, 210 South Freeway in Fort Worth. Representatives from JPS Health Network will be in attendance to answer any questions. Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements and what documentation to bring to the event.


About Hear Fort Worth 

An initiative of Visit Fort Worth and the local music community, Hear Fort Worth exists to build awareness and cultivate the local Fort Worth music scene. It seeks to emphasize local musicians and prop up the creative culture. The association advocates for businesses, bands, groups and individuals that highlight Fort Worth as a nationally celebrated music town. For more information, visit


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 across Tarrant County. JPS provides adult inpatient care at John Peter Smith Hospital, a facility licensed for 582 beds and located in Fort Worth, Texas. JPS has served as a Level I Trauma Center for Tarrant County for over a decade, and is currently the largest training institution in Fort Worth. 
The health network offers comprehensive services including primary care, specialty care, and pharmacy at more than 25 community locations. JPS is dedicated to providing a full continuum of behavioral health services, including inpatient services at Trinity Springs Pavilion, emergency behavioral health services at our Psychiatric Emergency Center, outpatient services at our JPS clinics, and mental health services for children and adolescents through programs like TCHATT.  
JPS is governed by an 11-member Board of Managers, whose members are appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.