Medical City Alliance Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Medical City Alliance has named Dean Miller as its new chief nursing officer. Miller, who starts Dec. 11, succeeds Judith Messer, who recently accepted the chief nursing officer position with Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. (Wesley Medical, like Medical City, is owned by HCA.) Miller’s experience includes 12 years in healthcare, developing service lines and establishing patient, physician, and employee relationships. A registered nurse, he joined Medical City Healthcare in 2010 as director of ICU at Medical City Arlington. He’s also served as associate vice president of critical care services and associate chief nursing officer at Medical City Denton.… 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

D Magazine Wants You To Nominate the Region’s Best Nurses

There are jobs, and then there are callings. Some people are just born with the gift of caregiving, and through their gifts, they make our city a better place to live. The 2017 Excellence in Nursing awards is your opportunity to publicly recognize a nurse you see healing North Texas with skill and spirit. Full Story

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

UTA Dean: Nursing’s Future Needs Bold Education and Partnerships

More than 430,000 additional registered nurse jobs will be created in the next decade. But this optimism is tempered by the fact that our nation continues to face an acute nursing shortage. According to the National League for Nursing, 41 percent of undergraduate nursing programs don’t have enough practice sites. Full Story