Gift of Life Honors McKesson as Corporate Partner

McKesson Corp. was presented with the Corporate Partner Award from the Gift of Life Marrow Registry for its work facilitating bone marrow and stem cell transplants for leukemia and other blood cancer patients. Irving-based McKesson gives its employees opportunities to join the registry with a simple cheek swab throughout the year, and opens the drive to employees’ families and friends as well. Six life-saving transplants have resulted from the company’s matches. The Gift of Life Marrow Registry includes 354,000 individuals who have volunteered to donate blood stem cells or bone marrow since its inception in 1991. The group has coordinated… Full Story

Meet the Children’s Medical Center Foundation’s New Chairman

Rebecca Egelston Caso will be the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. The real estate planning attorney is a philanthropist who has been involved with area nonprofits for 25 years. Caso’s connection to Children’s Medical Center Dallas goes back to her time volunteering there as a teenager, and most recently she has served on the foundation’s board and executive committee for five years. She is also on the Children’s Medical Center Plano Operating Division Board of Directors. and was President of Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano. As a certified facilitator, Caso helps… Full Story

Medical Community Mourns T. Boone Pickens

T. Boone Pickens’ passing last week rippled through nearly every community in North Texas, and the medical community joined in its mourning of one of the nation’s greatest philanthropists. The old-school oil tycoon, known as the “Oracle of Oil,” was a larger than life character who risked a great deal to become one America’s greatest entrepreneurs. After a series of strokes in 2017 and a fall in 2018, he stopped most public appearances, but he still made it to D CEO‘s Oil and Gas Awards last October where he received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Pickens was known as much for… Full Story

Holmes Murphy Grants $30,000 to Four North Texas Nonprofits

The Holmes Murphy Foundation Grant Program has selected its inaugural recipients, which selected area nonprofits that align with the foundations pillars of At-Risk Youth Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. The foundation has cumulatively awarded $30,000 to the following organizations: Cristo Rey Dallas, Austin Street Center, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and Community Partners of Dallas for grants this year. “Holmes Murphy is incredibly honored to have the opportunity to give to four organizations that help uplift the Dallas community,” said Chris Boyd, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at Holmes Murphy via release. “This year’s recipients… Full Story

Avoiding Pre-Term Birth with Text Messages in Dallas

It is good business to engage with consumers, but when it comes to healthcare, engagement may be a matter of life and death. Texas’ maternal mortality rate has been debated a good deal in recent years, but nearly everyone agrees that it is much too high, especially for women of color. At the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, data analytics and technology are improving outcomes for underserved pregnant women in Dallas. One significant way to reduce maternal and infant mortality is to avoid pre-term birth, and in 2017, Texas had a 10.4 percent pre-term birth rate – earning a D… Full Story

Dallas Medical Resources Names New President and CEO

Kristin Tesmer will be the next President and CEO of Dallas Medical Resource. Tesmer is the president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation, and her appointment was announced by DMR Board Chairman and Executive Chairman of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Ray Hunt. “Dallas Medical Resource has benefited tremendously from outstanding leadership in the past and we are very pleased that Kristin has accepted this important leadership role. With her extensive and highly acclaimed track record, we know the transition will be seamless and insure that DMR continues to be a positive force in making sure that North… Full Story

Prism Health Partners With Equitas to Provide Life-Saving Drugs in South Dallas

Prism Health North Texas has partnered with Ohio-based Equitas Health to create an integrated care model to provide expensive life-saving prescription drugs such as those used for HIV infection. The partnership will allow medical care and prescription drug access in the same location. The location will be called Prism Health North Texas Pharmacy and will be Equitas’ first location in Texas, adjacent to a PHNTX health center in South Dallas. It is scheduled to open up in October. “We couldn’t be more excited than to be partnering with Prism Health North Texas,” Equitas Health President & CEO William J. Hardy said via release. “Our… Full Story

Southwestern Medical Foundation Announces New Chairman, Trustees

James R. Huffines will be the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He will be joined by four new board members: Timothy P. Costello, Sarah K. Miller, Matthew S. Ramsey, and Sam L. Susser. Huffines will team up with Foundation President and CEO Kathleen M. Gibson to lead the charitable corporation in their work to advance medical progress through UT Southwestern Medical Center and its related institutions. He became a board member in 2011 and will succeed Robert B. Rowling, who held the role since 2014. “It has been an honor to serve Southwestern Medical… Full Story

Hispanics Need Wellness Education With a Twist

I am the third generation of my family to be diagnosed with cancer: my grandmother, mother, father, and even my stepmom all passed away because of it. Six years ago, I got the news of my Stage 3A Breast Cancer. Having health insurance, family support and higher education, and being bilingual, were not enough to protect me from cancer.  Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos in this country: according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 Latino women living in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Today there are 59.8 million Latinos in the U.S.;… Full Story

Methodist Foundation Names Mike Rawlings for Leadership Award

Former Dallas mayor Michael Rawlings has received the 2019 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award from the Methodist Health System Foundation. Named in honor of former Dallas mayor Robert Folsom, the award was given for Rawlings’ commitment and excellence to community leadership. Rawlings was the longest serving mayor in more than 50 years, focusing on growing development in southern Dallas, improving public education, reducing domestic violence and overseeing a re-energizing of the urban core. Dallas property value improved from $83 billion to $130 billion during his tenure, and he has received numerous awards for his leadership. “We feel very strongly that… Full Story