Children’s Health Purchases 72-Acres in Prosper with Plans for Medical Campus

The nation’s eighth largest pediatric healthcare provider has purchases 72 acres in Prosper with plans to build a medical campus in the quickly growing suburb. The medical center will be just a stone’s throw from Cook Children’s north campus, which is also being built in Prosper and will partly open this fall. The facility will continue Children’s Health northward expansion into Denton County after it opened Children’s Health Plano in 2008. There will be pediatric healthcare services at the site, which is at Highway 380 and the Dallas North Tollway, and will include corporate, hospitality, and retail products on the community… Full Story

UNTHSC’s New Dean of Pharmacy is Looking to Innovate

Suresh Madhavan will be the new Dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy, and hopes to bring innovation to the role of pharmacist for students in North Texas. Arriving in the U.S. while looking for a sense of adventure, he earned his PhD from Purdue University and became a professor at West Virginia University. Madhavan thrives on mentoring young scholars, and established the nationally known PhD program in Services and Outcomes Research while at West Virginia. He has been the Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy at WVU since 1994. Madhavan worked with the… Full Story

A New CFO at Medical City Denton

Adam Proctor has been named Chief Financial Officer of Medical City Denton, replacing Miah Stutts, who took a position with Medical City Healthcare’s parent company HCA Healthcare in Virginia. Proctor will be in charge of finance, patient registration, health information management, case management, accounts payable, revenue integrity, and supply chain at the Denton facility. The acute-care hospital has 208 beds and employs more than 850 employees including 300 physicians, and serves Denton, Wise, Cooke and Montague Counties. Proctor has been in the world of accounting and finance for 15 years, and for 13 he has also been in the healthcare industry. He was most recently division… Full Story

Cook Children’s Heads North With Prosper Pediatric Hospital

The battle for northern suburb healthcare supremacy continues, as Cook Children’s will soon expand with a new pediatric hospital in Prosper. The 23-acre campus will be called Cook Children’s Medical Center North, and is already under construction. Cook Children’s already operates several primary care offices in Denton County and Prosper, but the medical center will allow the system to better serve the growing population in the northern suburbs. The center will add primary and urgent care this fall, and an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient specialty center with imaging and lab services in the spring of 2020. Looking further ahead,… Full Story

Local Psychiatrist Partners with Dallas Businesses to Help Others Find Purpose

A local psychiatrist is hoping to motivate others to find their purpose and is teaming up with local businesses to make it happen. Dr. David Henderson is a local psychiatrist at Four Stones Collaborative Group, and has created 30 videos to be released in May regarding various mental health topics. Called Psyched30, the videos are meant to be watched in order over the course of a month, and part of the program is to respond to five to seven prompt questions in the journal and reflect about what they want in life, and then make plans to achieve those goals.… Full Story

McKesson Self-Reported $1.6 Million in Back Pay Errors to Federal Government

A subsidiary of Irving-based McKesson Corp. self-reported violations for 515 employees and will pay $1,650,452 in back wages and benefits for employees in Colorado and Tennessee. The issue was reported by the Department of Labor late last week. McKesson Specialty Distribution LLC, which distributes the federally funded Vaccines for Children program, reported the infraction to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, who confirmed it. Employees working on a federal contract with the Centers for Disease Control were not paid correct overtime rates or appropriate fringe benefits. “McKesson Specialty Distribution made every effort to correct violations once they identified… Full Story

Medical City Las Colinas Expands ED with $14 Million Renovation

The Emergency Department at Medical City Las Colinas is adding six patient rooms to the 12-bed unit as part of a $14.5 million renovation project. The expansion to the 100-bed acute care facility also includes a new trauma room, a 64-slice CT scanner dedicated to the emergency room, and an updated waiting area. The improvement is part of a $1.7 billion capital investment over the entire Medical City Healthcare system. Other improvements throughout the system over the past several months have included the opening of Medical City Women’s Hospital Arlington, a $60 million facility targeting women’s health, which added 55 beds… Full Story

Homecare Homebase Expands Reach with EMR Client in Midwest

Dallas-based Homecare Homebase will now be the electronic medical record provider for Hosparus Health, a hospice and palliative care provider that serves more than 8,000 patients and families in Kentucky and Indiana. HCHB’s cloud-based PointCare system will be used to deliver care to Hosparus patients and families in a compliant and secure way. Hosparus Health has been in the nonprofit hospice and palliative care space since 1978, and provides medical care, grief counseling, pain management and more for those facing serious illnesses. The company has over 700 employees and 700 volunteers. Last month, HCHB became the EMR solution for Kindred… Full Story

Battling the Sickest ZIP Code in Dallas

A study performed by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council found that 75216 in southern Dallas is the unhealthiest ZIP code in the city. In an effort to address social factors that determine a majority of health outcomes in any community, the council looked a number of chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, heart disease and depression, and found that area has the highest rate of nearly every disease that was measured. The analysis was done in order to help organizations such as the American Heart Association target certain areas with their health outreach, which was discussed during Dallas Startup Week… Full Story

Texas Back Institute Surgeon Named President of International Surgery Society

Dr. Jack Zigler has been appointed President of The International Society for The Advancement of Spine Surgery. Zigler is an orthopedic surgeon at the Plano-based Texas Back Institute, and will serve as president for the 2019-2020 year. ISASS helps provide patients access to top spine surgery options and serve as an educational forum to advance new techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery and robotics. More than 3,000 members in 78 countries are prolific researchers and have produced 4,200 scientific papers since the organization’s founding in 2000. In 2001,  Zigler was the first surgeon to implant the ProDisc lumbar artificial disc in… Full Story