Children’s Health Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Children’s Health has named Tammy Webb as its new executive vice president and chief nursing officer, where she will lead the system’s nursing practice. She will guide nursing strategy, culture, and operational excellence for patient care at the nation’s eighth largest pediatric health provider. “Tammy embodies the clinical nursing, strategic planning and hospital administration expertise necessary to successfully fulfill this multifaceted position, bringing nearly three decades of experience ranging from bedside nursing to nursing leadership,” said David Berry, system clinical and scientific operations president at Children’s Health via release. “With a demonstrated history of strategic leadership and collaboration, we are… Full Story

Europe’s Perspectum and ProPath Form Imaging and Pathology Partnership

Perspectum, Europe’s fastest-growing life science company, has joined forces with ProPath, a local provider of pathology services. The partnership will allow pharmaceutical companies to receive pathology and imaging expertise from one contact research organization when running clinical trials. Perspectum provides imaging technologies for monitoring and trial endpoints, improving decision making. Trials will have streamlined clinical data management and access to biopsy and imaging data with cloud-based storage. “We are excited to start this partnership with ProPath, which will enable us to expand Perspectum’s efforts to streamline and improve decision-making in liver disease clinical trials. This combined offering will provide our… Full Story

New CFO at Lake Granbury Medical Center

Lake Granbury Medical Center has named Amie Turner as its new Chief Financial Officer. She will replace Matt Bytler, who will now be the CFO at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Turner will lead finance, patient registration, information management, case management, accounts payable, revenue integrity, and supply chain oversight at the 73-bed facility. The 750 employees serve residents in Hood, Somervell, and Erath counties. Prior to Lake Granbury, Turner was the Assistant CFO at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. She also worked in South Carolina at Mary Black Health System. She has been in accounting since 2008.

Irving Specialty Management Service Company Expands to Atlanta

Irving-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with Oral and Facial Surgery Associates, an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice with three locations in the Atlanta area, USOSM’s first partnership in Georgia. “Oral and Facial Associates is one of the leading oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in the Atlanta area, a part of the U.S. that is vibrant and growing,” says Richard Hall, USOSM president and CEO via release. “This is an outstanding practice in a significant market, and we’re excited to partner with them. Atlanta is an important growth market for U.S. Oral Surgery Management, and Oral and Facial Associates will… Full Story

Caris Life Sciences Adds 500 Jobs and Space With Corporate Park in Irving

Caris Life Sciences is expanding in Irving, adding 115,000 square feet of research and development and office space while creating 500 new job opportunities. Caris Life Sciences Park will allow the company to expand beyond their work in blood-based diagnostics and molecular profiling. The new facility’s first phase should be complete in early 2020, and will include future laboratories and corporate office space. The last two phases will include additional lab space for the molecular science innovators. “Our new facilities in Irving, Texas will allow us to add to our team of experts, and enhance our ability to deliver more… Full Story

Baylor and Former Texas Health Leaders Honored by DFW Hospital Council

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has named Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney President Kyle Armstrong the 2019 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and former chair of the Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees John R. “Bob” Ferguson the 2019 Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year. The Young Healthcare Executive of the Year honor recognizes high achievement of those under the age of 40 in a DFWHC-member hospital. The trustee of the year honor is named for Kerney Laday Sr., who was on the THR board for 10 years, and acknowledges excellence in the trustee role. Armstrong… Full Story

CareFlite Cut Prescription Spending by 40 Percent – Here’s How

CareFlite is used to saving lives in the most dire of situations, but the Grand Prairie nonprofit has also been saving on their healthcare spend. By focusing on prescription drugs, the company has saved hundreds of thousands each year on prescriptions alone. Prescriptions can represent 18 to 23 percent of total healthcare spending for companies, even though only a few years ago the took up only 10 percent of healthcare spending. In 2016, CareFlite spent $863,000 on prescriptions alone for its 660 employees. But three years ago, partially-insured CareFlite moved to an independent pharmacy benefit manager with the help of… Full Story

Father and Son Sentenced in Blue Cross Blue Shield and American Airlines Hearing Aid Fraud

A hearing aid scam targeting American Airlines employees has landed a father and son in federal prison for 15 years, AP reports. Prosecutors say the men made false claims on behalf of the airline employees for unneeded hearing aids that were sometimes never delivered, AP reports. Many of the fraudulent hearing tests lasted less than five minutes and were done in a break room at DFW International Airport. Terry Lynn Anderson, 69, was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay 13.7 million to Richardson-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. His son Rocky Freeland Anderson, 38, was sentenced to… Full Story

Holmes Murphy Grants $30,000 to Four North Texas Nonprofits

The Holmes Murphy Foundation Grant Program has selected its inaugural recipients, which selected area nonprofits that align with the foundations pillars of At-Risk Youth Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. The foundation has cumulatively awarded $30,000 to the following organizations: Cristo Rey Dallas, Austin Street Center, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and Community Partners of Dallas for grants this year. “Holmes Murphy is incredibly honored to have the opportunity to give to four organizations that help uplift the Dallas community,” said Chris Boyd, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at Holmes Murphy via release. “This year’s recipients… Full Story

Local Infusion Software Company Expands in Pennsylvania

Dallas and Austin-based software start-up WeInfuse has expanded its client base to the Infusion Center of Pennsylvania, an independent, multi-specialty infusion center with two locations in Southeastern Pennsylvania. WeInfuse manages the workflow of infusions centers, adding data analytics, medication inventory management, and space optimization for a number of centers that treat immune disorders all over the country. The software has been used at over 100 infusion centers and has supported 65,000 infusion treatments. “We provide superior service to our patients, and expect the same from our vendors,” said ICPA’s COO, Phil Weber via release. “We think every infusion center in… Full Story