A New Robotic Arm for Spine Surgery at Medical City Frisco

Medical City Frisco is the first hospital in the region to employ a new robotic arm for spine surgery. The Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS allows surgeons to use the precision and navigation of the new technology to reduce blood loss and muscle damage. For patients with back or spine pain, the robotic arm can lead to a faster recovery, with smaller incisions that reduce infection risk, nerve damage, and scarring. The first surgery was performed using ExcelsiusGPS this October. For spine surgeries, the robotic arm can position the instruments and place screws according to the surgeon’s plans, provide visualization of the… Full Story

Southwest Transplant Alliance Breaks Ground on First-of-its-Kind Facility

Southwest Transplant Alliance, a nonprofit organization that connects organ donors to recipients, broke ground on a new facility that will be the first-of-its-kind in Texas on Wednesday. The new 77,000 square-foot building will feature operating rooms, a donor recovery center, and offices. The new building is built to save time for the medical professionals who often spent hours on the road between the organ donor locations and the transplant centers. The building will allow STA staff to bring organ donors to the facility where the organs can be removed before being sent to a transplant center. Prior to the new… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth’s Chief Nursing Officer Honored as Minority Leader

Medical City Fort Worth’s Chief Nursing Officer Damita Williams will be honored as minority leader in business by the Forth Worth Business Press. The awards honors Tarrant County’s top minority leaders in business and in the community and are based on nominations, professional achievements, community contributions, philanthropy and other criteria. Williams has served in her current role since 2017, previously working as chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, adjunct faculty for Indiana Wesleyan University’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Program, and as a clinic director with Hope International Ministries in the Dominican Republic. “I am thankful and… Full Story

Buy Tickets to D CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards

D CEO invites you to join us for the 2018 Excellence in Healthcare Awards. These healthcare leaders have helped establish North Texas as a leader in the industry while moving innovation, business, and the health of the population forward. Click here to register. Thursday, November 29 5:30 to 8 pm The Westin Dallas Downtown The Pecan Room 1201 Main Street Here are the finalists in all 10 categories: Outstanding Healthcare Executive Robert Earley, JPS Health Network Daniel Podolsky, UT Southwestern Medical Center Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare Outstanding Healthcare Deal – M&A or Partnership/Alliance Baylor Scott & White Health teams with Frisco ISD and… Full Story

The Election is (Mostly) Decided – How It Impacts Healthcare in North Texas

It’s been a week since the election, and many may be wondering how the results will change the healthcare industry, if at all. Clearly top of mind for many, a Deloitte study said that 26 percent of voters said healthcare was their top issue and three out of four voters who responded that way voted for Democrats. We touched base with John McCracken, clinical professor of healthcare management at The University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management and adjunct professor of family and community medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Thaddeus Miller, associate professor in the University of… Full Story

Becker’s Hospital Review Recognizes Two Local Health Systems for Innovation

Becker’s Healthcare compiled a list of health systems who push the envelope for healthcare innovation, and Baylor and UT Southwestern were both named to it. For these hospitals, developing new technology and techniques is not just a coincidence. They dedicate departments, funding, and organization to research and the incorporation of technology into the medical field. Patents for medical devises, mobile health, process design, and care delivery are other areas where these systems excel, according to Becker’s. Baylor Scott and White’s Office of Digital Health and Technology Transfer Office both made the list. In the Digital Office, Becker’s highlighted their patient… Full Story

Medical City Children’s Hospital Names New CEO

Jessica O’Neal will be Medical City Children’s Hospital’s new CEO starting in December. O’Neal served as Chief Operating Officer of West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida since 2016. That hospital is owned by Medical City’s parent company, HCA Healthcare. While at West Florida Hospital, she helped integrate the pediatric specialty care network services and providers into West Florida Hospital’s delivery system while launching a variety of pediatric services such as orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, GI, urology and imaging services. O’Neal is no stranger to Dallas, as she was VP of operations and COO of Methodist Dallas Medical Center prior to her… Full Story

New Board Members for Children’s Medical Center

Children’s Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Operating Division Board of Directors have named new board members. The Children’s Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors has named Joe Jouvenal, Amanda Shufeldt and Avi Kahn to the board. Kahn is the president and CEO of Hilti North America, a construction equipment and services company. He works with the Dallas Regional Chamber Board of Directors and as Chair of the International Task Force. Shufeldt is an attorney who is active in the Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Texas Ballet Theater Board of Governors, The Cary Council Steering Committee,… Full Story

Texas Health is Fifth on Fortune’s List of Best Places to Work for Women

Texas Health is number five on Fortune’s 75 Best Large Workplaces for Women, making the list for the third year in a row. It is both the top-ranked Texas business as well as health system on the list. The rankings value organizations that highlight transparency and are committed to creating a positive work environment, and are based on employee feedback surveys. Mutual respect, opportunities for professional development and team work are some of the criteria for excellence. At Texas Health, almost 80 percent of employees are female, and it offers a maternity support program, tuition reimbursement for mothers who want… Full Story

Catapult Health Names New Chief Sales Officer

Shannon Schaul has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer of Dallas-basedCatapult Health, which conducts preventive checkups at the workplace in all 50 states. Previously serving as Vice President of Sales, Schaul and her team expanded sales from five states to 50, serving employers nationwide with staffs as large as 100,000. She also made connections with national health plans and leaders in the benefits consulting field. Catapult connect patients with a nurse practitioner who helps measure and deliver a number of health results in real time. A typical day for Catapult involves over 1,000 worksite checkups, testing and assessment for high blood… Full Story