Austin-based Nonprofit Honors 6 North Texas Hospitals For Quality Care Improvements

The quality care initiatives launched at six North Texas hospitals earned them a top award from the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. They were among 33 organizations that won a Gold Award, which are given to hospitals that successfully implement quality policies that improve outcomes in patient care and slice readmissions. Full Story

Dallas Group Donates $3.2 Million to Fight Pediatric Brain Cancer

The Carson Leslie Awards, a partnership between The Carson Leslie Foundation and The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, has now donated more than $3.2 million to area hospitals, in an effort to find less toxic childhood brain cancer treatments, the group announced recently. Recipients include UT-Southwestern, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Less toxic treatment for children who are undergoing harsh chemotherapy and radiation on their young and growing bodies is critical, foundation officials said. Childhood cancer survivors face serious medical complications, secondary cancers, cognitive impairments and shortened lifespans.