Who Pays For The Uninsured Part 2: A Chat With Judge Jenkins, Steve Love, And Parkland CFO John Moore

This is the second part of a chat held last week at UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. County Judge Clay Jenkins, DFW Hospital Council President Steve Love, and Parkland Health & Hospital System CFO John Moore talked about who pays for the uninsured. Full Story

Conversation With, Part II: UTSW President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky On The Future of Zale Lipshy

In the second part of our conversation, UTSW President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky goes into more detail regarding the technology and workflow at new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital as well as the future of the Zale Lipshy University Hospital, which will be transitioned into a dedicated center for neuroscience research and treatment. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, UTSW President, Reflects On Clements Hospital

On December 6, UT Southwestern Medical Center opened the doors of the long-awaited William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, a 12-story, W-shaped teaching facility that replaced the out-of-date and frequently at-capacity St. Paul University Hospital. In this wide-ranging Q&A, UTSW president Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky reflects on the planning process, what the hospital brings to the university and to Dallas, and what it means for future UTSW graduates. Full Story

Conversation With: Gary Brock, Baylor’s COO, Talks System’s Strategy

Gary Brock is president and chief operating officer of the North Texas Division of Baylor Scott & White Health. Brock will continue to provide critical operational strategy and oversight for the entire Baylor Scott & White North Texas operation. He shared his thoughts on the healthcare industry’s shift to consolidation as well as the nonprofit system’s expansion strategy. Full Story

Conversation With: Dr. Dan McCoy, CMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

During the first enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than 733,000 Texans signed up for health insurance under President Obama’s healthcare reform law. And of those, more than 55 percent—roughly 410,000— purchased plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. The company’s chief medical officer discusses the first enrollment period and how its strategy has pivoted since. Full Story

Conversation With: Cigna’s North Texas President LaMonte Thomas

Last week, LaMonte Thomas, Cigna’s president and general manager for North Texas and Oklahoma, visited D World Headquarters to chat about the company and its shift from volume to value based care. He also discussed the rise of high deductible health plans, the importance of employer wellness programs, and the future role of the insurer. Full Story

Conversation With: Former Sen. Olympia Snowe Talks GOP’s Need for Diversity, Women’s Health

” I think most people support what Planned Parenthood is trying to do with access to critical health services for women. The question is separating the facts and making it known, but also to get candidates and elected officials to understand the perils once they deny the funding and the ability to access service because it’s affecting so many women across America.” Full Story