Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven healthcare seed accelerator, announced today that Fiona Schlachter will join the team as vice president of programming. Schlachter has been a leader within the Dallas-Ft. Worth startup community, co- founding House of Genius Dallas and helping organize the inaugural Dallas Startup Week. She also recently launched the Oak Cliff Open Coffee Club to bring together local entrepreneurs, developers and investors in an informal setting. “I could not be more excited to join Health Wildcatters,” Schlachter said. “I have watched them grow over the last two years and am honored to be part of the next phase.”… Full Story
Chuck Paschke’s appointment as Senior Director of Organizational Health demonstrates Galderma’s commitment to cultivating an environment that supports professional growth and healthy work-life balance for its employees. Paschke will lead the company’s efforts to set new standards for organizational efficiency as a member of the Galderma’s U.S. Leadership Team. A healthy organization means employees are engaged, have high morale, and there is shared clarity on the business goals and growth opportunities. Chuck has already begun engaging with employees. His overall ambition is to focus on ensuring that the basic elements of Organizational Health are aligned and optimized. Those elements are: Listening,… Full Story
Kelly Huang, Ph.D. will join Galderma as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Aesthetic and Corrective Business Unit in the United States. Dr. Huang will oversee Galderma’s Aesthetic and Corrective business, which includes a broad portfolio of treatments. Galderma is a global leader in Aesthetic medicine with two decades of expertise and 20 million Restylane® treatments received by patients. In May 2014, Galderma acquired the rights to distribute its products Restylane, Perlane®, Sculptra® and Dysport® in the U.S. and Canada, as well. The recently launched Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA approved filler for lip enhancement… Full Story
Vicki Wanjura is a member at Weaver and Weaver, PLLC. She is a knowledgeable healthcare attorney with experience representing hospitals, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations. Vicki spent over 10 years as in-house counsel for the world’s leading pediatric orthopedic hospital and additionally served as the hospital’s HIPAA privacy officer. Vicki has extensive experience advising on healthcare operations, governance, administration and compliance. She represents hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare providers regarding licensing, accreditation, HIPAA, HITECH, and other state and federal compliance laws. Vicki has also represented physician practices certified by the Texas Medical Board as nonprofit healthcare organizations. In… Full Story
Carol Gregory has been named the chief nursing officer of HCA North Texas. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Dallas Hospital since 2010, and has become a respected leader and change agent. Carol holds both a master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver. Her hobbies include running, soccer and riding horses. She is married to Dr. Michael Piel, a family practice physician.
Joshua M. Weaver recently opened the law firm Weaver & Weaver, PLLC in Dallas to focus on healthcare law with an emphasis on advising hospitals, surgery centers, free standing emergency departments, physicians and other health care providers throughout Texas. Josh, who is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has more than 10 years of legal experience. Josh provides counsel to health care providers on complex operational, transactional and regulatory compliance matters, including matters involving the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Texas Illegal Remuneration Law, the Physician Self-Referral (“Stark”) Statute and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act… Full Story
Legacy ER & Urgent Care has named Keith Miller president where he will provide day-to-day leadership for the company and spearhead its expansion across Texas. Legacy ER & Urgent Care is one of the nation’s first flexible healthcare models to offer both emergency room treatment options and urgent care at one location. With locations in Frisco and Allen, all patients are evaluated and treated by board-certified emergency-trained physicians, prepared to address the needs of all patients. Prior to joining Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Miller successfully managed start-ups and engineered organizational turnarounds. He’s held executive positions at Fleming Foods and… Full Story
Dallas-based national healthcare technology firm Systeem Medical Information Systems has promoted Michael Patrick from Vice President of Operations to President. In this new role, he will provide oversight of key human capital acquisitions, including senior-level sales and product development recruitments. He will also lead strategy and market initiatives as well as enhancement of the organizational business plan. With more than 20 years of technology and technology sales experience, Patrick has led Systeem’s operations since the company’s founding in 2008. During his tenure, he has helped drive the company’s sales efforts, including partnerships with multi-billion dollar organizations.
Genesis Physicians Group, the largest IPA in North Texas, announces the recent promotion of Shilpa Chhadwa, MHA, to ACO Provider Network Performance Director. In this capacity, she will lead a team of quality data analysts as they assist member physicians in reaching quality and performance measures. She brings a diverse medical and clinical background into this new role, having completed her MD from India, with a focus on Diabetes Mellitus. Chhadwa joined Genesis in 2013.
The LaSalle Group, Inc., a national leader in memory care, announces the recent promotion of Christopher Rio to Executive Vice President — Management. In this capacity, he will lead the company’s management division, Constant Care Family Management, as its President, and will participate as a key member of the executive leadership team, focusing on strategic initiatives for the overall company. In this new position, Rio adds responsibility for sales, healthcare, hospice, training, and assisting with the company’s diversification efforts. This is in addition to his responsibility of management operations for LaSalle’s senior living brands, including 36 Autumn Leaves® memory care… Full Story