Parkland Wins Five Axis Awards from the Association for Talent Development

Parkland Health & Hospital System recently won five Axis awards for the ability to develop it’s workforce from the Association for Talent Development, an organization that promotes workplace learning and performance. The system’s Office of Talent Management won four first place awards in talent assessment/succession planning, strategic planning, talent mobility and leadership development, and a placed second in diversity and inclusion. For leadership development, Parkland placed first amongst more than 1,800 submissions. The office created and implemented a succession planning and talent review process for more than 1,000 leaders throughout the system, collaborated with chief executives to align the strategic… Full Story

Photo Recap: D CEO’s Healthcare Awards

D CEO‘s Healthcare Awards recognized some of Dallas’ top medical professionals, but these folks have more than just beautiful brains. Our most talented photographer Bret Ridman was there and ready to capture the bright smiles and sharp threads of our medical award winners, nominees and guests. See the who’s who of the Dallas medical community in this photo recap.

Texas Health Makes Best Place to Work List, Children’s Health Tops in Liver Transplants

Glassdoor recognized Texas Health Resources on its 2019 Employee’s Choice Best Places to Work in the U.S., with the health system coming in at 89 on the list of large national companies. The award is based on employee feedback. Employees were asked about their satisfaction based on career opportunities, compensation, benefits, culture, work/life balance and more. “This is truly an honor because it came from the positive feedback of our employees,” said Michelle Kirby, executive vice president and chief people officer, Texas Health said via release. “This distinguished list again places Texas Health among some of the best companies in… Full Story

Check Out Who Won D CEO’s 2018 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

November closed with a bang at D CEO, as we held our Excellence in Healthcare Awards and recognized North Texas’ top healthcare providers, practitioners, deal makers, innovators, technology,  and researchers. We also gave our Lifetime Achievement Award to Kenneth Cooper for his work in cardiovascular health that now reaches across the world. The awards were a lovely night full of laughter, networking, and a potato soup bar that was not to be missed. To see who won and learn about why they are so deserving, read more here.

Five Local Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s Top Hospital Honor

Five North Texas Hospitals made the Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for safety and quality. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Plano, Medical City Denton, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center all made this year’s list. Leapfrog is a national watchdog organization that evaluates hospitals on patient care and safety. They recognized 118 hospitals children’s, general, teaching, and rural hospitals across the country. Hospitals report their performance through Leapfrog’s survey, which evaluates infection rates, maternity care, medication errors and other criteria. DFW Business Group on Health, a nonprofit representing employer purchases of healthcare, is Leapfrog… Full Story

Methodist Hospitals Earn Gold Seal for Pancreatic and Cancer Care

The Joint Commission has awarded its Gold Seal of Approval for Disease Specific Certification to two of Methodist’s ten North Texas hospitals for its work with pancreatitis, pancreatic surgery, pancreatic, liver and bile duct cancer. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit that accredits thousands of healthcare organizations, and the seal is awarded for quality, safety, and effectiveness. Methodist Richardson is the first hospital in the nation to earn a gold seal for pancreatic, liver and bile duct cancer certification. “We know we are as good or better than any place in the country with regard to outcomes for these cancers,” said Rohan Jeyarajah,… Full Story

Medical City Frisco Named Top Hospital for Nursing Excellence

Medical City Frisco has been named one of the nation’s top community hospitals for nursing excellence. They were one of just six hospitals nationwide that earned the 2018 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality by Press Ganey, a healthcare consulting firm. The award is based on 17 quality measures, and is given to  top-performing organizations in several categories, including academic medical center, teaching hospital, community hospital, pediatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital, psychiatric hospital, and international. Medical City Frisco is a campus of Medical City Plano and has 54 beds for acute care with a range of services, including… Full Story

Watch: Two UT Southwestern Scientists Discuss Their Award-Winning Research

Two UT Southwestern Scientists have been identified as up and comers by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. Dr. Ralph DeBerardinis, Professor at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Julie Pfeiffer, Professor of Microbiology at UT Southwestern will both receive the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award. The award honors early career researchers for their work in science, medicine, engineering, and technology innovation, and includes a $25,000 prize and an invitation to speak at their conference in January, where they will receive the award… Full Story

Stratifi Health and Catalyst Leaders Recognized by The Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Christopher Crow, Lance Spivey, and Jeff Lawrence of StratiFi Health and Catalyst Health Network received the Presidential Award of Merit from the The Texas Academy of Family Physicians last week. The award was given for their leadership and dedication to family medicine. TAFP is an organization that unites family doctors of Texas with advocacy, education, and services for their members, with 33 chapters statewide. Crow is a family physician and who has helped build Catalyst Health Network, a group of primary care physicians who coordinate care to improve quality, and is co-founder and CEO of StatiFi Health, which helps… 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