News

Reliant Rehab Acquired by Miami-based Private Equity Firm

Plano-based Reliant Rehabilitation has been acquired by a major private equity firm, the two sides announced last week. H.I.G. Capital is the acquirer. Miami-based H.I.G. has about 100 companies in its portfolio totaling more than $30 billion in sales. Reliant ... Full Story

Medical City To Build Freestanding ER in White Settlement

Medical City Healthcare is putting a freestanding emergency department in White Settlement, a stand-alone center that will be affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. The 11,600-square-foot facility will have 12 treatment rooms, a full lab, and X-ray and CT capabilities. ... Full Story

Texas Medical Board Suspends The License Of a Frisco Doc

Dr. John Carl Ferrell’s license has been temporarily suspended, without notice, by the Texas Medical Board. The TMB says in a news release Monday afternoon that Ferrell was arrested for possessing illegal substances. Evidence also revealed that “he was writing ... Full Story

Medical City Arlington Opens A Level 3 NICU

Medical City Arlington will undergo the delicate task of transferring some of its most vulnerable patients to a new unit this week. The 382-bed hospital has officially opened the doors to a new neonatal intensive care unit. The NICU has ... Full Story

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Personnel Moves

Kathy Early

USMD Hospital at Fort Worth

USMD Hospital at Fort Worth has named Kathy Early its chief executive officer and chief nursing officer. Early has been serving in those roles on an interim basis since June,... Full Story

Chris York

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
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Features

The Medical Procedure That Can Help Fix Your Brain

Smithsonian once tagged it as "the most futuristic medical treatment ever imagined": A surgeon drills a hole in the skull and inserts a device deep in the brain so that constant electrical pulses can calm movement disorders like Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor. A Collin County neurosurgeon has been doing it as... Full Story