UT Southwestern’s Michael Serber is a D CEO Financial Executive of the Year

As an academic institution, medical center, and top-tier medical research organization, UT Southwestern has one of the more complicated funding sources one can imagine. A mixture of state funding, tuition, insurance and out-of-pocket expenses, donations, and other sources come together to fund UT Southwestern, and CFO Michael Serber is the man in charge of keeping the institution in the black. He won D CEO‘s Outstanding CFO for Large Nonprofits. Serber has been with UT Southwestern for 16 years, quadrupling the medical center’s top-line revenue from about $750 million to well over $3 billion per year. He has also been integral… 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

Southwest Transplant Alliance’s Expansion is More than Brick and Mortar

When it is time for an organization to expand, calls are made to real estate brokers and contractors to figure out what the next move will be. If staying put is the answer, architects are consulted and plans drawn up for growth. Most times, these are efficient and business-like interactions between professionals, but when it came to the expansion of Southwest Transplant Alliance, a new facility was more than just a contract. In this D CEO Magazine feature, read about how the world of transplants impacted the CEO, contractor, and architect of the project, as well as the unique facility… Full Story

Medical City Parent Company CEO Made Over $100 Million in 2018

Federal security documents show that HCA Healthcare’s CEO R. Milton Johnson made $108 million in 2018 between salary, stock, and other compensation, as reported by Axios. He was the highest-paid healthcare executive in their analysis, leading executives from Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Humana, and Cigna. The analysis was part of Axios’ coverage of how the Affordable Care Act has impacted the healthcare industry. Healthcare executive salaries have grown 11 percent per year since 2010, while overall wage growth has hovered between two and four percent since 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Because many of these healthcare executives… Full Story

Headington Companies and Aging Mind Foundation Team Up Against Alzheimer’s

With a huge boost from Headington Companies, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised over $2.5 million in the last five years for Alzheimer’s research. While the physical and emotional costs are invaluable, the financial burden of the disease is also growing. This year, 16 million Americans will provide 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care for those with Alzheimers and other dementias, valued at $234 billion. Over the next 40 years, the overall financial impact of the disease is expected to top $20 trillion. Six million Americans currently battling Alzheimer’s disease, almost two-thirds of whom are women. While deaths from heart… Full Story

Which Local Physicians Were Elected to the TMA Board of Trustees?

The Texas Medical Associations’ House of Delegates elected Dr. Kayla Riggs and re-elected Dr. Sue S. Bornstein to serve on the TMA Board of Trustees at TexMed, the annual conference in Dallas. Riggs is an internal medicine resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and previously served on the board as a representative of the TMA Medical Student Section. She was president of the TMA Medical Student Section while at UT Health Science Center, growing the chapter’s membership by 90 students. “I have enjoyed being involved with health care policy and organized medicine, and as I plan for my future career, I intend… Full Story

Obesity Alone isn’t a Problem – Your Fat’s Mood is What Matters

In 1995, Dr. Philipp Scherer discovered adiponectin, a hormone that circulates in the blood after being produced by fat cells. The UT Southwestern professor had essentially won the third leg of the Triple Crown of diabetes research. More than two decades later, he was awarded the 2017 EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence (which came with a cash award of close to $1 million) for his research explaining the relationship between body fat and Type 2 diabetes. We talked with him about what his research has taught him about the surprising nature of fat. What does what you’ve learned… Full Story

How to Navigate a Hospital Stay

The most important thing for anyone facing a hospital stay with their child is to know that as a patient family, you are part of the care team. It’s easy to get lost in trying to understand the hospital environment and unfamiliar processes. No one on the medical team expects families to understand the medical jargon—it’s our job to help them make sense of everything. We want our patient families to stop us and tell us if we’re using terms that don’t make sense or if we’re misremembering something they’ve told us about their child. They should always speak up… Full Story

Making Data Analytics Sexy in North Texas Healthcare

The ability to accumulate data in the healthcare industry is enabling personalized medicine to improve treatment and reduce cost, but the massive amounts of data healthcare industries produce present new challenges. A study from Dallas’ NTT Data Services and Oxford economics sheds some light on dealing with data in healthcare. Only a quarter of healthcare organizations have standardized their data well enough to allow it to be shared across the business. The sheer volume of data being generated can be daunting and only five percent of healthcare data is ingested and utilized, says Karen Way, health plan analytics and consulting practice… Full Story

How 3D Printing Brain Lesions Helps Patients Understand Their Illness

Being able to hold a tumor in your hand can make a difference, and work at UT Southwestern is allowing patients and physicians to be able to better understand brain lesions through 3D printing, leading to better treatment and compliance. Dr. Darin Okuda is the Director of Neuroinnovation at UT Southwestern, and is changing the way brain lesions caused by multiple sclerosis are identified through 3D imaging, proving more clarity than vague and inaccurate MRI scans. MS causes the immune system to mis-recognize brain tissue as being foreign causing inflammation and the death of brain cells, and Okuda uses 3D printers to… Full Story