DCHHS Confirms Third Zika Virus Case in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the third case of Zika virus in Dallas County for 2017 after confirmation through testing in a private lab. The patient is a 61-year-old resident of Mesquite who became infected with the virus during recent travel in Mexico, according to DCHHS. For confidentiality and privacy reasons, DCHHS will not provide additional identifying information. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus is mainly transmitted to people by infected Aedes species mosquitoes. The virus can also be sexually transmitted. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The illness is… Full Story

SRP Medical, Diamond Healthcare Form Partnership

Dallas-based SRP Medical has partnered with Richmond, Va.-based Diamond Healthcare Corp. to improve the mental health field in North Texas. SRP, a real estate investment and development business, specializes in the development of healthcare properties in Texas and the South. Since 2009, SRP has developed more than $300 million worth of specialty hospitals and senior care facilities for patients. Diamond, a population health company focused on developing contemporary services that enhance the mental and physical well-being of communities, has offered management and consulting expertise to hospitals, healthcare systems, and real estate investment firms nationwide for 32 years. SRP signed an… Full Story

Edgemere Health Services Moves Into Second Phase of Expansion, Renovation Project

Edgemere, a Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp.-sponsored retirement community, is moving into the second phase of construction on its $36 million expansion and renovation project. The second phase will focus on building additional homes and suites and updating amenities in Edgemere’s health services neighborhood, The Plaza, in Preston Hollow in the Park Cities. Full Story