Expert Outlines Likely Provisions of Obamacare Replacement Law

There’s no plan in place yet to replace the Affordable Care Act, a legal expert on the law said in Dallas Thursday. But once it happens—and it will—the replacement law is very likely to include insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions, a block-grant-like procedure for Medicaid expansion, and some sort of mechanism, such as tax credits, to subsidize premiums. Full Story

Bain Capital Buys Epic Health Services, Dallas’ Rapidly Expanding Home Health Provider

Terms of the private purchase from Waltham, Mass.-based Webster Capital, which had owned Epic since 2010, were not disclosed. However, reports of Epic’s possible sale in April said the Dallas company, which provides home health care services to medically fragile children, could be valued as high as $1 billion. Full Story

The City of Dallas Joins DFW Hospitals to Reach Underserved New Mothers

A joint project of the City of Dallas and the 88 member-hospitals of the DFW Hospital Council, the program provides free information about infant brain development via videos in English and Spanish, social media channels like Facebook and Instagram, and a website, The site explains recommended activities for children from zero to three months, three to six months, six to nine months, and nine to 12 months. Full Story

Baylor Scott & White Hopes To Have Allison’s CEO Replacement By October

The search committee seeking a successor to Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison hopes to have the new chief executive on board by the end of October. That’s according to Jim L. Turner, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings board of trustees, who reported on the search process at a quarterly luncheon meeting of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation Tuesday. Full Story

Former Parkland Board Chair Debbie Branson Honored With Prestigious Local Civic Award

Hailed as a focused leader who spurred the revitalization of Parkland Health and Hospital System at a critical time, Debbie Dudley Branson was honored Wednesday with the 87th annual Linz Award at a luncheon at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The award, presented jointly by Zales Jewelers and The Dallas Morning News, is one of the most prestigious civic honors in Dallas. Full Story

Kern Wildenthal To Retire, Brent Christopher To Become President of Children’s Medical Center Foundation

In a sort of bombshell announcement involving two of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most prominent philanthropy executives, Dallas-based Children’s Health said Tuesday that Dr. Kern Wildenthal, president of its Children’s Medical Center Foundation, would retire and be succeeded by Communities Foundation of Texas President and CEO Brent Christopher. The change will be effective in July, when Wildenthal turns 75. Full Story

D CEO Magazine, This Website’s Parent Publication, Wins ‘Excellence’ Award for Business Journalism

The competition drew nearly 900 entries. The hardware will be handed out May 21 at SABEW’s 53rd annual spring conference in the Washington, D.C. area. Speakers at the conference will include Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who’s been mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton. Full Story