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

UT Southwestern Details $200M Heavy Ion Center As Biden Calls For Better Collaboration To Beat Cancer

The university on Wednesday highlighted the effort as in line with Vice President Joe Biden’s so-called ‘Moonshot’ initiative, which is aimed at delivering resources to medical researchers and providers to make a decade’s worth of progress in battling cancer over the next five years. The event was one of 270 summits held in concert across the country, during which Biden spoke from Howard University, which was beamed in via YouTube. Full Story

Baylor S&W And Baylor College Of Medicine Partner To Form Statewide Research Consortium

The pairing brings together the largest nonprofit health system in the state and the research program that received more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other in Texas. The strategy to create a joint operating company is in line with both organizations’ efforts to bring their brands to new communities without needing to establish a new brick and mortar presence. Full Story