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

Southwestern Health Resources Has An Executive Team: Go Inside The New Venture Between UTSW, THR

The pairing between Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center will include a joint venture made up of three Dallas hospitals, a new physician network, and a population health initiative that includes a research institution and a services company—all of which will be overseen by four high-level executives from the institutions. Full Story

Alcon Experience Center Helps Eye-Care Company Share Its $10 Billion Vision

Alcon’s employees deal with a variety of ophthalmologists, surgeons, pharmacists, and retailers. Until late last year, many such interactions happened primarily in hotels’ conference rooms. But that changed in early December, when the $7 million Alcon Experience Center opened at the firm’s headquarters in south Fort Worth. Full Story

The Most Read Healthcare Stories From 2015, All In One Place

Looking at analytics, 2015 may be the year that the true impact of the Affordable Care Act became visible. Locally, there were more large-scale alliances and partnerships and fewer outright acquisitions. Readers remain curious about the future of the physician shortage in Texas and the potential for technology to improve access to care. And while there were no global stories of interest to come out of North Texas, one dominated the website’s readers: The collapse of Forest Park Medical Center. The luxury physician-owned hospital chain is now beset by multiple bankruptcy filings, closures, and the indictment of one of its… Full Story