A Glance Inside the Rare Rural Hospital That’s Doing Well

Since 2010, 13 rural hospitals have closed in Texas, more than in any other state. Seventy of its remaining 162 deliver babies. It’s perhaps the most acute example of the struggle facing rural caregivers in the nation—with declining reimbursements, it’s getting harder to keep the lights on and maintain the volume needed to serve their communities. Full Story

Becker’s Names One Dallasite Among Last Year’s Most Powerful Americans in Healthcare

Each year, in December or January, Becker’s Hospital Review releases a list of what it deemed to be the prior year’s 60 most powerful people in healthcare. And, for 2016, just one from Dallas-Fort Worth made the list: Trevor Fetter, the CEO of publicly-traded Tenet Healthcare.

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Methodist’s Affiliated Physician Group Rebrands Itself

Dr. George Williams, the group’s president, said the decision is in line with the group’s growth—it’s doubled in the past four years, and the need to link itself more closely to the Methodist Health System brand was apparent. He said it will help patient communication as the system looks to highlight its clinical integration strategy and expansion into new regions. Full Story