Broadcast journalist Janet St. James has been named assistant vice president of strategic communications for HCA’s North Texas division. “Janet is the trusted source for consumer health information in Dallas Fort Worth,” says HCA North Texas Division President Erol Akdamar, “She exemplifies HCA North Texas’ commitment to delivering excellence always and will be an ideal complement to our growing communications team.” A 25-year veteran of television journalism, St. James most recently served as senior reporter for WFAA-TV in Dallas for the past 18 years. With a focus on health and medicine, her reporting has been a dependable source for health news and led to changes… Full Story
Radiology Associates of North Texas, P.A. announced today that effective March 2, 2015, Corbin Wilson, JD, CMPE will be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), for the practice. Corbin brings a wealth of experience and expertise in large physician practice management and healthcare law. Prior to joining Radiology Associates, Corbin spent 8 years as Executive Director and President of the JPS Physician Group, a multi-specialty group with over 180 physicians and mid-level providers. In this role, he provided executive oversight to all departments within the organization and was instrumental in the group’s growth and profitability. Prior to… Full Story
Ellen Haynes, formerly director of development at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been named vice president of major gifts and corporate giving at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). Haynes brings 18 years of health care fundraising experience to the hospital. The appointment comes at a time when TSRHC has announced plans to build an ambulatory surgical center in Frisco, the first major satellite operation in the hospital’s 94-year history. “The hospital has a unique opportunity,” said TSRHC President and CEO Robert L. Walker. “As we expand access to care north, bringing on a knowledgeable and experienced development officer… Full Story
Allied BioScience, a Dallas-based biotechnology company that produces antimicrobial surface coatings, today announced Jules Sullivan as the company’s new vice president of health care. In this role, Sullivan will pioneer the introduction and adoption of ABS’ antimicrobial products in the health care industry, specifically in market segments such as hospitals, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and other non-acute care settings. “As we begin to introduce an entirely new level of clean for medical environments, we are fortunate to have Jules at the helm, given his high-level experience in bringing new medical technologies to market,” said Michael Ruley, CEO of ABS.… Full Story
Dr. Paul Fabela will practice at USMD’s Fort Worth Clinic. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Utah Hospital and his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. Upon completion of medical training, Dr. Fabela spent nearly two years working as an internal medicine physician at an outpatient clinic in Weatherford, Texas.
Dr. Hedieh Davanloo will practice at USMD’s Arlington North Clinic. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medicine Center and her medical degree at Friedrich-Schiller University Medical School in Germany. Upon completing her residency, she worked as assistant professor and faculty at University of North Texas Health Science Center where she was actively involved in teaching osteopathic medical students, internal medicine and family medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows. She also has more than 12 years of experience caring for patients in the Fort Worth community.
Sam Bagchi, MD, has been named senior vice president chief medical officer at Methodist Health System. In his new role, Dr. Bagchi will lead physician quality improvement and patient safety efforts through evidenced-based best practices in all clinical care areas. In addition to providing leadership in using clinical data and advanced technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care at Methodist, Dr. Bagchi will also ensure that the medical staff remains on the cutting edge of clinical practices. “My vision is to provide physician leadership in advancing the Methodist mission to improve and save lives,” Dr. Bagchi says. Dr.… Full Story
Andrea Daniels, RN, MSN has joined the HCA North Texas Division as Vice President of Cardiovascular Services. Andrea served for the past four years as Executive Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at Indiana University Health System. During her tenure at IU, Andrea created a robust cardiovascular network across the 19-hospital system working in collaboration with senior leadership and physicians, and managed nationally-affiliated cardiovascular surgical programs. Prior to her role at IU, she served as Director of Cardiovascular Services at Indiana University Health Goshen. Andrea’s focus on quality and emphasis on performance excellence are grounded in her background as a… Full Story
Jae Schmidt has joined the HCA North Texas Division as Vice President of Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Rehab Services. Jae spent 15 years at Emory University School of Medicine/Emory Healthcare where he held various leadership roles in the departments of surgery, rehabilitation and neurosurgery. These roles included practice management, clinical administration and service line responsibility. His most recent role at Emory was with the Department of Neurosurgery and MBNA Stroke Center, one of the preeminent neurosciences academic centers in the US. Over the last year, Jae has worked with Culbert Healthcare Solutions as practice director, working with clients in strategic planning,… Full Story
Tusk Enterprises recently hired Thomas “T.R.” Griffith II as the medical staffing company’s first chief technology officer. The Arlington based company, which includes Rhino Medical Services and Hospitalists Plus divisions, provides locum tenens (temporary) and permanent placements of physicians and other medical professionals nationwide. “Tusk continues to expand its services and its roster of clients, and the company needs a focused technology strategist to maintain the complex systems in place and to address areas where Tusk’s technology can improve,” said Joseph Brunson, Tusk’s founder and chairman. “T.R., who has many years of IT experience, does all that and more.” Tusk… Full Story