Chicago-based Law Firm Opening a Healthcare Practice in Dallas

Chicago-based Katten Muchin Roseman is expanding its presence in Dallas with a newly added healthcare practice, according to The Texas Lawbook. The firm employs more than 600 lawyers across 14 US offices, London, and Shanghai. Katten snagged Lisa Atlas Genecov, a former partner at Norton Rose Fulbright who was in charge of healthcare transactions, and Cheryl Camin Murray, who was a partner at Winstead and a shareholder in their healthcare industry group. Kenya S. Woodruff, who will also join the healthcare team, focuses on the creation and maintenance of healthcare facilities for various medical providers. Katten opened its Dallas branch in February,… Full Story

Taking Stock of How DFW’s NICUs Stack Up

In 2013, state legislators passed a bill that required the Department of Health and Human Services to rate the ability of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) to care for critically ill newborns here in Texas. After the hospitals apply for a certain level of care, ranging from more or less healthy premature babies in Level I to babies who need life support in Level IV, a team from the American Academy of Pediatrics or Texas Perinatal Services, a division of the nonprofit Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation, visits the hospitals and gives their rating recommendation rating to the… Full Story

Baylor Scott and White Leaving Bryan Tower on Heels of Merger

After announcing a merger this week with Houston healthcare provider Memorial Hermann, Baylor Scott and White will be leaving their space in Bryan Tower downtown, the Dallas Business Journal reports. “The employees that are in (Bryan Tower) are part of the consolidation,” Baylor CEO Jim Hinton told the Dallas Business Journal. “When the new building is opened, we will be moving them.” Without Baylor, the  downtown Dallas 40-story, 1.1 million-square-foot office tower is likely to go into default, the Dallas Business Journal reports. Meanwhile, Baylor is building a new $70 million office building near Deep Ellum that is likely to be… Full Story

Leaders Celebrate New Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System Mansfield Facility

Construction begins later this month for a $150 million, 95-bed community hospital in Mansfield, which should be complete by 2020. Around 200 community leaders celebrated with Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System representatives this week at a kick-off event. Texas Health Mansfield will include a 24/7 emergency room, general surgery, women’s care, orthopedics, and interventional cardiology. Primary care and specialty practices will be in an 80,000-square-foot medical office building. It will be the second major Texas Health facility in Mansfield, as the Texas Health Recovery and Wellness Center is a drug treatment center that is located three miles north of the… Full Story

Inside Medical City Frisco’s New Women’s Services Facility

Women and babies will be able to receive care at Medical City Frisco later this month when the $21.6 million women’s services facility opens. It will include 13 delivery and recovery rooms, a six-bed, Level II neonatal intensive care unit, three operating rooms, and a 10-bed nursery. Area women can tour the new facility at an event on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5-7:30 p.m., where they can meet OB-GYN physicians and learn about breastfeeding support, childbirth, and free infant CPR classes. The opening of the women’s unit is part of a $1.7 billion investment across the Medical City’s network of healthcare facilities over… Full Story

New Name and Headquarters For Baylor Scott and White, Memorial Hermann?

The short answers to those questions are 1) Yes, there will be a new name, but they don’t know what it will be just yet, and 2) There are no plans for a new combined headquarters. Dallas’s Baylor Scott and White and Houston-based Memorial Hermann have signed a letter of intent to merge, combining the two health networks into one system that will span Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Temple, accounting for $14.4 billion in revenue, according to Modern Healthcare. At a press conference Monday afternoon, four of the leaders from the two systems discussed the merger and answered questions from… Full Story

Texas Health Aetna Hopes to Reduce Drug Costs Through Data and Education

Texas Health Aetna’s new campaign hopes to educate physicians on inexpensive versions of drugs to reduce healthcare costs across the board. Called Go-to Green, the health insurance provider is using data to find cheaper prescription options. Texas Health Aetna’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delanor Doyle says that the company utilizes data from Texas Health Resources and Aetna to find out what drugs are being prescribed by which physicians and to whom in their netowrk. If they are aware of a medicine that is equally effective and cheaper, they will contact the physicians and let them know about the more inexpensive… Full Story

North Texas Home to Many of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work

Modern Healthcare selects several corporations across the country every year to make its Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Earning a spot is a boon to a company’s recruitment and retainment efforts, and is a lift for brand recognition and reputation, as well. The publication has two lists, healthcare providers/insurers and suppliers. North Texas didn’t have any companies on the list of providers/insurers, even though Texas Health Presbyterian in Flower Mound was number one last year, but several local companies made the list of the best healthcare supplier working environments. Some of these companies are past winners, including Vizient,… Full Story

Before Babies Are Born, This Surgeon Operates On Them

The best place for a baby to recover from surgery is the womb. So, when fetuses need surgery, the best place to operate is in utero. Dallas is home to one of the top fetal surgeons in the country, Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, who opened The Fetal Care Center at Medical City Dallas this summer. Shawn Shinneman’s October D Magazine piece chronicles Crombleholme’s path to Dallas, the development of fetal surgery locally, and the story of a North Texas family whose twin children required an operation while they were inside their mother’s womb. The Fetal Care Center is just one of… Full Story

How Does the State’s New Rating System for NICUs Work?

Five years ago, Texas lawmakers passed a law that required hospital neonatal intensive care units to receive a rating from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. After lawmakers passed an implementation delay in 2015 to iron out the details, the ratings were finalized this year. Based on the new ratings system, North Texas is home to many of the highest-rated, level IV NICUs. With guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the legislature passed a series of requirements for each level of NICU care, which range from more or less healthy newborns in level I to the most critically… Full Story