Baylor Scott & White Hires From Within For Leader of Grapevine Hospital

Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health has selected Chris York to serve as president of its Grapevine campus. York took up his new perch on Monday. As president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine, he’ll lead a 302-bed acute care hospital that became a Level II trauma center last year. Former Grapevine campus president Steven Nelson was promoted to president of Baylor Scott & White’s flagship location in downtown Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, in July. York comes over from a stint as president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, where he’s spent the… Full Story

Modern Healthcare Gives A Nod To Baylor’s Hinton, Vizient’s Jobe On List of Most Influential

Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in healthcare is out, and a couple of North Texas Leaders made the cut. Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Jim Hinton comes in as No. 30. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe lands at No. 66. Hinton came in at No. 57 last year, while Jobe, who became the Irving-based healthcare membership firm’s CEO earlier this year, was unlisted. “Since taking the helm at Baylor Scott & White in 2017, Jim has driven change,” said Ross McKnight, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board, in a statement sent over… Full Story

Tenet Divests Its Nine-Facility Presence in the UK

Tenet Healthcare Corp. continues to tighten up its assets. The Dallas-based hospital operator said Monday that it has completed a deal to sell Aspen Healthcare, its London-based subsidiary. Aspen is comprised of nine healthcare facilities—four hospitals, four clinics, and a cancer care center. The buyer is NMC Healthcare UK Limited at a total compensation of $332 million. That price is made up of about $12 million cash and $320 million in liabilities, according to a recent filing. The sale takes Tenet out of the UK market. The company completed a transaction last month that took it out of the Chicago… Full Story

Tarrant County Commissioners Issue Bond Proposal To Fund More Than $1.2 Billion In JPS Upgrades

It’ll be up to Tarrant County voters to decide whether the JPS Health Network gets a host of facilities improvements including a new behavioral health hospital, new main hospital tower to include a level one trauma center, a new cancer center, four new regional health centers, and a new ambulatory surgical center. The total cost could be more than $1.2 billion, and the Tarrant County Commissioners are asking citizens to approve the issuance of a $800 million bond for the projects. The county says it can get them done without raising taxes. The bonds would be issued in several series… Full Story

CMS Set To Pull Funding From Houston Hospital’s Heart Transplant Program

Barring something out of the ordinary, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was set to pull funding from the heart transplant program at Houston-based Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday. CMS sent a letter in June pegging Aug. 17 as the day it would cut off the program, although a St. Luke’s rep named Marilyn Gerry told ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle on Friday that the hospital was still talking with CMS about possible options. Gerry downplayed the impact of federal termination, saying that it “only affects how Medicare pays for heart transplant costs” and that it won’t… Full Story

Methodist’s Midlothian Hospital Gets The Go-Ahead

Methodist Health System’s planned hospital in Midlothian will be about 190,000 square feet and include five stories, 44 beds, with the capacity to expand to 80 beds. The project—which will sit on 67 acres west of U.S. 287, near the Midlothian ISD Multi-purpose Stadium—also includes a 45,000-square-foot medical office building. The details come out in conjunction with the Midlothian City Council’s approval of the project last week. Methodist originally announced the plans back in December. It’s the first hospital for Midlothian, which is set for some significant growth—Google-parent Alphabet Inc. is putting up a data center in town. Midlothian is… Full Story

DFWHC Announces Its Young Healthcare Exec Of The Year

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has selected Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims the 2018 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award goes to a leader at a DFWHC-member hospital who is 40 years old or under, and who displays promise as a leader of the future. Sims has been CEO of 320-bed Medical City Fort Worth for about a year. He spent time in executive roles at HCA Healthcare hospitals (HCA is Medical City Healthcare’s parent company) in Florida and Louisiana before moving to DFW. He’ll be honored in October at DFWHC’s annual awards luncheon at the… Full Story

U.S. News Tags Baylor Scott & White With More ‘Best Hospital’ Honors Than Any Other System in Texas

A total of 16 hospitals within Baylor Scott & White Health were either ranked or considered “high performing” in the latest rendition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals listings—more than any other hospital system in Texas. The system’s flagship campus in Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, was nationally ranked in Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 40) and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (42). Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano also came in No. 21 in the U.S. for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. BUMC came in second to UT Southwestern Medical Center as the top hospital in… Full Story

UT Southwestern Named Top Hospital in DFW, Second in State by U.S. News

UT Southwestern Medical Center again took the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth, topping Baylor University Medical Center and Medical City Dallas. UT Southwestern came in as the second best hospital in the state, and it was nationally ranked for seven specialties: Geriatrics (No. 18), Diabetes & Endocrinology (21), Neurology & Neurosurgery (21), Nephrology (25), Urology (34), Pulmonology (43), and Orthopedics (49). The annual Best Hospitals listings from U.S. News are a product of an analysis of data from about 5,000 medical centers, and survey responses from more than 30,000… Full Story

Alabama Hospital Owned by Tenet No Longer At Risk Of Losing Medicare Privileges

A hospital in Alabama owned by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is clear of immediate risk of losing its Medicare billing privileges for the second time this year, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Birmingham-based Brookwood Baptist Medical Center was under pressure after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notified it in July that it wasn’t in compliance with certain program requirements related to patient safety. Brookwood had until Aug. 9 to make the changes or face contract termination, and Becker’s reports that CEO Keith Parrott confirmed the changes have been made. “We will continue to fully participate in the Medicare and… Full Story