Nominations Are Open for D CEO’s 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

This year’s edition will be a little different (you’ll see!), but we’re still eager to receive nominations in these 11 categories. We’re looking for stories of remarkable volunteers all the way up to the hardworking executives, from the big hospital systems to the scrappy independents. Wellness programs, community outreach, medical real estate—by the time you’re done reading the feature, we hope we’ve provided a comprehensive view of the healthcare industry in Dallas-Fort Worth and those that are pioneering new care models, cost-saving techniques, and population health strategies. Full Story

Children’s Health Adopts Ingestible Microchip Technology

Children’s Health has begun offering patients an ingestible microchip and digital patch that can track whether an individual takes his or her medicine and monitors their diagnostics afterward. The technology is part of the health system’s initiative to expand its telehealth programs and bolster the portfolio of its investment arm, which now includes four companies. Full Story

The Total Artificial Heart Is Now Available For Patients In North Texas

For a sliver of a sliver of patients, the total artificial heart is their best chance for survival. The total artificial heart, or TAH, is for patients with failing right and left ventricles. But if the right ventricle was damaged, whether by a genetic disease or a heart attack or other less common abnormalities, the patient had few options, all of which required intensive treatment at a hospital Full Story

A 22-Year-Old SMU Student Is Aiming To Change The Way Asthma Is Managed

Managing asthma can be time consuming and painful. You’re subject to allergy tests and X-Rays. Your lung capacity is measured by blowing into a spirometer, a small device that looks something like a breathalyzer. After your lungs swell and become inflamed, the symptoms are diagnosed through another series of invasive tests known as bronchoprovocation. Edward Allegra, a 22-year-old senior at Southern Methodist University, wants to ease that process. Full Story

Here Are All The Finalists For D CEO’s 2015 Excellence In Healthcare Awards

This year marks the second time that D CEO magazine has attempted to package up some of the most momentous developments in healthcare that have happened in North Texas in the past 12 months. From deals and mergers to wellness plans, from executives to volunteers, from research to real estate, D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare hopes to paint a vivid picture of some of the highlights over the year. Full Story

Texas Center For Proton Therapy Commissions Its Beam, Names Chief Physicist

One Friday last month, a group of about a half dozen physicists and physicist assistants crowded into a room of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, eyes glued to a computer screen. To its left was a live feed of the treatment room; a glass cube filled with 50 cubic meters of water that the physicists were preparing to shoot a beam of radiation into. Full Story