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

Conversation With: Dr. James Andrews, The Renowned Surgeon Behind The New Pediatric Sports Program At Plano Children’s Hospital

Last month, Children’s Health System of Texas announced a new research and treatment facility for pediatric sports alongside the renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will offer pediatric-focused injury prevention, rehabilitation, and therapy. And with so many new families flocking to Collin County, the location will be much more easier than driving to Dallas for families with children who hurt themselves playing school sports. Get to know the nationally renowned surgeon behind the new program. Full Story

Conversation With: Parkland CFO John Moore Talks Ensuring System’s Financial Future

On Monday, D Healthcare Daily ran a Q&A feature with Parkland Health and Hospital System’s new chief financial officer, John Moore. Here’s the second part, in which we talk about broader themes that aren’t quite as immediately newsworthy: What are some of the things he’s noticed in his first eight weeks? What are his long-term goals for Parkland’s finances? Full Story

Q&A: Get To Know Parkland’s New CFO John Moore And Its New Financial Assistance Program

At the end of last year, Parkland named a new chief financial officer. John Moore moved from the Carolinas Health Care System and started at Dallas County’s public hospital on January 5. He’s been in the role coming up on two months. In the below interview, we discussed the new program, his past, and why Parkland was an appealing move. It has been edited for length and clarity. Full Story