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

Avoiding Pre-Term Birth with Text Messages in Dallas

It is good business to engage with consumers, but when it comes to healthcare, engagement may be a matter of life and death. Texas’ maternal mortality rate has been debated a good deal in recent years, but nearly everyone agrees that it is much too high, especially for women of color. At the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, data analytics and technology are improving outcomes for underserved pregnant women in Dallas. One significant way to reduce maternal and infant mortality is to avoid pre-term birth, and in 2017, Texas had a 10.4 percent pre-term birth rate – earning a D… Full Story

Dallas Medical Resources Names New President and CEO

Kristin Tesmer will be the next President and CEO of Dallas Medical Resource. Tesmer is the president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation, and her appointment was announced by DMR Board Chairman and Executive Chairman of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Ray Hunt. “Dallas Medical Resource has benefited tremendously from outstanding leadership in the past and we are very pleased that Kristin has accepted this important leadership role. With her extensive and highly acclaimed track record, we know the transition will be seamless and insure that DMR continues to be a positive force in making sure that North… Full Story

Prism Health Partners With Equitas to Provide Life-Saving Drugs in South Dallas

Prism Health North Texas has partnered with Ohio-based Equitas Health to create an integrated care model to provide expensive life-saving prescription drugs such as those used for HIV infection. The partnership will allow medical care and prescription drug access in the same location. The location will be called Prism Health North Texas Pharmacy and will be Equitas’ first location in Texas, adjacent to a PHNTX health center in South Dallas. It is scheduled to open up in October. “We couldn’t be more excited than to be partnering with Prism Health North Texas,” Equitas Health President & CEO William J. Hardy said via release. “Our… Full Story

Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces New Chairman, Trustees

James R. Huffines will be the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He will be joined by four new board members: Timothy P. Costello, Sarah K. Miller, Matthew S. Ramsey, and Sam L. Susser. Huffines will team up with Foundation President and CEO Kathleen M. Gibson to lead the charitable corporation in their work to advance medical progress through UT Southwestern Medical Center and its related institutions. He became a board member in 2011 and will succeed Robert B. Rowling, who held the role since 2014. “It has been an honor to serve Southwestern Medical… Full Story

Hispanics Need Wellness Education With a Twist

I am the third generation of my family to be diagnosed with cancer: my grandmother, mother, father, and even my stepmom all passed away because of it. Six years ago, I got the news of my Stage 3A Breast Cancer. Having health insurance, family support and higher education, and being bilingual, were not enough to protect me from cancer.  Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos in this country: according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 Latino women living in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Today there are 59.8 million Latinos in the U.S.;… Full Story

Methodist Foundation Names Mike Rawlings for Leadership Award

Former Dallas mayor Michael Rawlings has received the 2019 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award from the Methodist Health System Foundation. Named in honor of former Dallas mayor Robert Folsom, the award was given for Rawlings’ commitment and excellence to community leadership. Rawlings was the longest serving mayor in more than 50 years, focusing on growing development in southern Dallas, improving public education, reducing domestic violence and overseeing a re-energizing of the urban core. Dallas property value improved from $83 billion to $130 billion during his tenure, and he has received numerous awards for his leadership. “We feel very strongly that… Full Story

Parkland Foundation Names New CEO

Michael Horne will be the CEO of the Parkland Foundation after David Krause announced his plans to retire this fall. Horne is a career educator who last served as superintendent of the Knowledge is Power Program schools in Dallas, and will begin in August. While at KIPP, Horne oversaw 300 employees and managed millions in a budget made of federal, state, and philanthropic dollars. The network grew from one school with 300 students to seven schools with 3,000 students under his leadership, partnering with organizations and donors along the way. In his new role, Horne will manage the foundation and… Full Story

North Texas CEOs Team Up to Fund Hope Lodge

The North Texas CEOs Against Cancer chapter of the American Cancer Society has pledged to raise funds for a year of operating expenses for the Hope Lodge, a lodging facility for patients and their families receiving treatment for cancer in Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based executives will show their commitment to cancer care by helping fund the 40,000 square foot facility, which will have 50 private suites, common living areas, laundry, a library and more. It is expected to provide 18,000 nights of free lodging each year, and guests can benefit from American Cancer Society programming. The facility is being built… Full Story

Free Lodging for Cancer Patients with Help from Jerry Jones Family, American Cancer Society, Baylor, and More

Cancer patients and their caregivers who come to North Texas for treatment will now have a place to stay while being treated at any of the area’s medical centers. The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge will be built on property donated by Baylor Scott and White Health near its Baylor University Medical Center campus. The lodge will help serve the thousands of cancer patients who travel to the region for cancer treatment they can’t get in their home town, often spending weeks or months away from home. In addition to the inconveniences of being stuck in a hotel… Full Story