Integrity Transition Hospital Announces Partnership with Tissue Analytics Inc.

Integrity Transitional Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital based in Denton, announced a partnership with Tissue Analytics Inc. to implement its technology at the hospital’s outpatient wound care center. Tissue Analytics is a Baltimore-based medical imaging and data analytics company that aims to help clinicians measure and track wound healing through its proprietary wound tracking app and other technologies. Integrity will utilize Tissue Analytics technology in its wound care center, which specializes in treating chronic or non-healing wounds and serves numerous individuals in Dallas-Fort Worth. Chronic wounds are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional… Full Story

UT Southwestern Receives $100,000 Grant for Women’s Cancer Research

UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $100,000 cancer research grant from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a partner of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Every year the fund selects an institution based in the host city of the annual NCAA Women’s Final Four to support women’s cancer research. This year the grant was awarded to UT Southwestern based on the proposal and research plan of Dr. Angelique Whitehurst, associate professor of cancer biology, cell, and molecular biology at UT Southwestern. The funds will continue… Full Story

Texas Health Fort Worth Wins Second Beacon Award for Excellence

Texas Health Fort Worth’s cardiac care unit received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This is Texas Health’s second silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in less than two months, after the hospital earned another award for its neurosurgical ICU in January. Texas Health is currently the only facility in Texas to be recognized for both its neurosurgical ICU and CCU. Texas Health is one of 24 coronary care units in the U.S. to be selected for the silver-level award. The Beacon Award for Excellence, established in 2003, recognizes hospital units that meet and… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Corp. Buys Out Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Landlord

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has paid $43.43 million to buy out its landlord at the Palm Beach Medical Center in Florida. The South Florida Business Journal reported that the Palm Beach Medical Center had been leased from AMREIT, an Irvine, Calif.-based healthcare real estate investment trust, to Tenet since 1987. AMREIT affiliate HCP recently sold the hospital to Palm Beach Community Hospital, a Tenet subsidiary which operates Palm Beach Medical Center. In September, Tenet announced plans to expand Palm Beach Medical Center’s operating room and surgical services for $16 million. The SFBJ reported the “size of the investment might have driven… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White Health Breaks Ground on New Texas Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White Health leaders and city officials in Pflugerville broke ground to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical center. The Pflugerville medical center was planned in order to accommodate the growing need for medical services in the Central Texas city given its recent population growth. Baylor Health’s new medical center will focus on activities and programs designed to highlight healthy living habits, in addition to offering quality medical care. Jay Fox, president of Baylor Health’s Austin and Round Rock region, says that after more than a decade, Baylor is “renewing its commitment” and expanding its healthcare services… Full Story