Cary Council Recognizes UT Southwestern Doctors for Promising Research

The Cary Council has recognized three UT Southwestern doctors with grants for their early stage research. Dr. Prasanna Alluri, Dr. David Greenberg, and Dr. Animesh Tandon were this year’s recipients at the DocStars event this fall. The Cary Council is a group of young leaders who support the Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center, and the Cary Council Steering Committee selected this year’s winners. The organization gifted over $220,000 this year. Alluri’s work focuses on overcoming treatment-resistant breast cancer and has identified a drug that inhibits the cancer’s growth. Greenberg is working to predict strains of bacteria that… Full Story

D CEO Healthcare’s Top Read Stories of 2018

D CEO Healthcare has some of the most loyal readers in North Texas. The region’s thriving and growing medical industry provides ample fodder for great stories, ranging from looks into innovative life-altering technology to scandal-plagued medical professionals. As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to give our readers a look back at the most read online stories written in 2018. They range from a sexist doctor running his mouth in a medical journal to the Baylor Scott and White CEO sharing his thoughts on the future of healthcare. Happy reading! 1. “Gary Tigges Resigns From Leadership Roles at Texas… Full Story

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 Redman 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