Texas Health Resources Comes In High on Fortune’s List of Best Companies to Work For

Texas Health Resources comes in at 15th on Fortune’s newly released list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, making it the highest-ranking Texas company listed. The nonprofit system registered at 31st last year. Fortune says 92 percent of the 1,107 Texas Health employees who answered their survey said their workplace is great. They pointed to pride, atmosphere, rewards, and bosses as some of the top-notch attributes. The hospital has 24,569 employees, with another 1,154 job openings currently, according to Fortune. Texas Health did $4.5 billion in revenue last year. If you’re curious about what other perks vaulted Texas… Full Story

South Oak Cliff, Part of the Congressional District With Highest Uninsured Rate in U.S., Celebrates New $10 Million Clinic

According to Census data, about 37 percent of residents here were uninsured in 2014, the most recent statistics available. The congressional district of which it is a part has an uninsured rate of about 38 percent. The national rate is 10.5 percent. On Thursday, nonprofit Los Barrios Unidos celebrated opening a state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot health clinic that will charge patients on a sliding scale based on their income. Full Story

Southwest Transplant Alliance Sets Texas Record For Organs Placed In A Month

The Southwest Transplant Alliance set a new record in October for the number of organs it recovered for transplantation for its statewide partners. In October, the nonprofit coordinated 136 organ transplants from 42 patients. Since October 1987, the most ever recovered by an OPO in Texas was 127, a record that was also set by Southwest Transplant Alliance last April. Full Story

Former Parkland CEO Ron Anderson Loses Battle With Cancer

Ron Anderson, M.D., the former CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System, died last night at age 68 of liver cancer. His death comes just a day after the system’s board unanimously voted to name a new outpatient clinic after him and to install a statue of him in the lobby of the new Parkland Memorial Hospital. Full Story