Conversation With: John Thomas, The Man Who Helped Bring REITs To North Texas

John Thomas spent five years as general counsel the Baylor Health Care System, eventually assisting in one of the first healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) in Dallas. It proved to be a model that would last in North Texas: Now 15 years later, nearly every major system in the region has an agreement with a REIT. Full Story

5 North Texas CFOs Make Becker’s 150 To Know List

Another day, another Becker’s list—this time, the Chicago-based magazine put together a list of 150 hospital and health system chief financial officers to know. Five of them are from North Texas: Baylor Scott & White Health, Tenet Healthcare Corp., CHRISTUS Health, and UT Southwestern Medical Center are each represented. Full Story

Survey Finds Texas To Be Terrific Destination For Nurses

Based on opportunity and competition, analyst Wallethub found Texas to be a top five destination for nurses. Texas fared less well on work environment—35th—but was the second best for opportunity and competition, an array of metrics including salary, healthcare locations, medically underserved areas, and percentage of aging residents. “The nursing industry – like most segments of the economy – is in a state of significant transition under the weight of major overarching socioeconomic dynamics, from the aging U.S. population and the Affordable Care Act to the student loan crisis and concerns about the future of key entitlement programs. It’s therefore… Full Story

Part II: Execs At Baylor, UTSW, THR, Methodist Talk Education, Access

This is Part II. You can read the first part here.  Today’s healthcare providers face a number of weighty challenges—more, perhaps, than those in any other industry. After all, Texas hospitals and taxpayers are paying to treat the uninsured. Providers are battling a looming physician shortage, despite not having enough residency slots to meet demand. D CEO recently gathered four of the region’s top healthcare leaders to discuss these challenges, and what it’s going to take to overcome them. Participating were Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison, Methodist Health System CEO Dr. Stephen Mansfield, Texas Health Resources CEO… Full Story