Conversation With: Baylor S&W’s New Board Chair Talks Goals, Expectations, Population Health

In this first of two interviews, Turner talks why he was attracted to being on the board, what’s different about being chairman, and what comes next for the state’s largest nonprofit health system. Part two of this chat will be published on Monday. D Healthcare Daily: You’ve been on the board, first before the merger with the Baylor Health Care System, for the past 14 years. What made you want to volunteer your time that way? Jim Turner: Well, I guess it all started with my going to Baylor University and being associated with Baylor for so long. I converted… Full Story

Conversation With: Checking In With Baylor CEO Joel Allison Near Anniversary Of Scott & White Merger

Next month, Baylor Scott & White Health will celebrate its second anniversary since the Dallas and Temple-based hospital giants merged. Here are his thoughts on the future of value-based care and technology as well as the pluses and minuses of consolidation, and whether he sees Baylor Scott & White’s tentacles extending beyond North and Central Texas. Full Story

Conversation With: John Thomas Talks About Recession-Proof REITs And The Dallas Market (Part Two)

Yesterday, D Healthcare Daily published a Q&A with John “JT” Thomas, a man who helped what was then known as the Baylor Health Care System decide to turn to a Real Estate Investment Trust to manage one of its medical office buildings. Thomas is now president and CEO of Milwaukee’s Physicians Realty Trust, a publicly traded healthcare REIT that focuses primarily on medical office buildings. It manages a portfolio worth $1.4 billion. Yesterday’s portion of our chat focused on what REITs are and why they’ve become a significant factor in the healthcare industry. Read it here. Today, we get a… Full Story

Conversation With: John Thomas, The Man Who Helped Bring REITs To North Texas

John Thomas spent five years as general counsel the Baylor Health Care System, eventually assisting in one of the first healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) in Dallas. It proved to be a model that would last in North Texas: Now 15 years later, nearly every major system in the region has an agreement with a REIT. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Andrew K. Lee, Head Of Dallas-Fort Worth’s First Proton Therapy Center

Later this year, cancer patients throughout Dallas-Fort Worth will have access to a 220-ton machine known as a cyclotron that delivers concentrated doses of radiation directly to a tumor with minimal exposure to healthy tissue, a process that has been proven to minimize side effects. North Texas is currently the largest region without access to such a machine. But not for long. Here is a conversation with the doctor tapped to lead it. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Ken Cooper, Reflecting On Aerobics And Longevity

Dr. Ken Cooper is perhaps the most important aerobics researcher in the United States. He literally wrote the book on it—1968’s Aerobics has since been translated into more than 40 languages. Here, D CEO partner David Johnson interviewed the Dallas-based Cooper about his recent recognition from the National Football Foundation (despite, mind you, never actually playing the sport) and the impact his aerobics research has had on the life expectancy of millions throughout the world. Full Story

Conversation With: Baylor Scott & White’s Joel Allison Talks Becoming A Business Laureate

Last month, Junior Achievement of Dallas named Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison one of its laureates for 2015. KRLD’s David Johnson, a D CEO media partner, recently interviewed Allison about his management style and his accomplishments over the past four decades. Full Story

Conversation With: Physician/Inventor Dr. David Albert On The ‘Uberfication’ Of Healthcare

Dr. David Albert is a prolific inventor, researcher, and cardiologist. You may know the Oklahoma native from a story in 2011, when a physician with his AliveCor ECG software used it to help detect that a man on a flight was having a heart attack. The doctor got the pilot to ground the flight and helped him be transported to a nearby emergency facility. The man lived. He’ll be in town next Wednesday—here’s what he had to say about the past, present, and future of healthcare innovation. Full Story