St. David’s Opens the Former Forest Park Hospital in North Austin

Last week, St. David’s HealthCare finally opened the Austin facility that would’ve been the second Forest Park Medical Center outside of North Texas. But the brand of ultra-luxury hospitals cratered before the logo ever went on the building, the result of mismanagement and a business model that relied too heavily on out-of-network payments to stay afloat. Full Story

Methodist Dallas Medical Center Names New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Les Cler steps into the role of the Methodist flagship hospital’s highest ranking physician position after about six years at the nonprofit system. He’s worked in internal medicine at Methodist Dallas in Oak Cliff, Methodist Charlton Medical Center in southern Dallas, and at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. He was the hospital’s physician advisor from 2012 until 2014 and has served as faculty for the hospital’s internal medicine residency program. Full Story

The Inside Story of the Rare Surgeon Indicted for What Happened In His Operating Rooms

Lee Passmore can’t feel his feet. His right leg is as stiff as his pressed blue jeans, and when he walks, he appears to use his hips to heave it forward. He also vibrates—his chest shakes, his right hand jitters. But Passmore is one of the lucky ones. He’s alive. As cases like his became public record, rumors circulated of late-night partying leading into early-morning rounds, and whispers of drug and alcohol abuse became shouts. This is the story of Christopher Duntsch, all the way from his promising beginnings in Memphis to his current status at Lew Sterrett, where he awaits trial. Full Story

Report: Texas Health Executive is a Finalist for CEO Job At Embattled Florida Hospital System

Brett McClung, the Arlington-based system’s executive vice president and North Zone operations leader, is one of three finalists for chief executive of Broward Health, an embattled safety net health system based in Fort Lauderdale, according to The Sun-Sentinal. At Texas Health, McLung oversees the hospitals in northern Dallas and Collin County. Full Story