Addressing Home Health’s Greatest Challenge: Staffing

Home health staffing challenges are negatively impacting business growth, compliance, and patient outcomes. LocDallas-based home healthcare technology solutions provider Axxess teamed up with Home Health Care News to conduct a staffing survey of 570 home health providers to better assess the threats to the industry and how to address them. More than 95 percent of respondents said staffing challenges were impacting their business growth, with nearly two-thirds saying the issue was “very impactful” on growth. Staffing shortages impacted patient experience in 88 percent of the respondents, and 75 percent said it impacted compliance. Popular solutions to address these issues are better… Full Story

Catalyst Health Network’s New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeffrey Bullard will be the Chief Medical Officer for the Catalyst Health Network, a nonprofit network of physicians who coordinate care and share data and best practices. Bullard focuses on integrative medicine, behavioral health, and family medicine, and advocates for enhancing primary care through technology. He designed MaxHealth Family, Internal and Sports Medicine in Colleyville, which addresses everything from nutrition and mental health to sports medicine and chronic disease. He also founded Acuity Brain Center, which addresses mental and brain health needs with technology. “I’ve spent my life working to enrich the lives of patients and the primary care physicians who… Full Story

Architecture Firm REES Adds Regional Healthcare Leader

Adam Panter will join architecture firm REES as Regional Healthcare Leader. Panter has been in the healthcare design field for 14 years, and has worked on projects with Parkland, Baylor Scott and White, Texas Health Resources, UT Southwestern, and Children’s Health. “Adam joining REES improves our ability to serve our healthcare clients in Texas,” said REES CEO Allan Parr via release. Previously, he was in leadership roles at HDR and helped found myInceptive, LLC. “I love REES’ commitment to its clients. Listening and understanding our clients’ needs, first, is critical to a projects success –  It matches the way I… Full Story

Which Local Health Leader was Named CEO of the Year by CEO Connection?

President and CEO of AMN Healthcare Susan Salka has been named 2019 CEO of the Year by CEO Connection for her leadership of the Dallas-based healthcare staffing company. The award recognizes mid-market companies for their innovation and vision, and AMN has become the largest healthcare staffing company in the country under Salka’s leadership. Since joining the company in 1990, she has played an integral role as an industry spokesperson while providing strategic and operational guidance to AMN. “This honor is a wonderful reflection of the thousands of caring, dedicated, and very talented team members who make the AMN Healthcare family so special.… Full Story

McKesson Corp. Appoints New Human Resources Chief

McKesson Corp has appointed Tracy Faber to executive vice president and chief human resources officer, which will take effect in October. She will report to McKesson’s new CEO Brian Tyler. Faber has been with McKesson since 2011 and is currently a senior vice president of human resources for McKesson Corporate as well as their U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions and the Strategic Initiatives team. Faber will advise the CEO and board of directors on executive session planning, recruiting board members, diversity, inclusion, leadership development and transformational change. “We are delighted to welcome Tracy to our executive committee,” said Tyler via… Full Story

Texas Health Is Reorganizing Its Leadership Structure

Texas Health Resources is mixing up its organizational and operational leadership in an effort to become more consumer-centric, according to a release. The move will eliminate some positions and elevate others, moving the organization into a channel strategy that focuses on operational sectors like hospitals and physician groups rather than its current zone-based operations model. The channel strategy will focus on the ways Texas Health delivers products and services, which might include hospitals, outpatient centers, mobile provider units, or a digital platform that allows patients to schedule appointments or see lab results. The goal is to move away from brick… Full Story

Texas Health Hospital Frisco’s First President

Brett Lee will be the first president of Texas Health Hospital Frisco, a collaboration between UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources which is scheduled to open late this year. He arrives after spending most of his career in the pediatric hospital world, most recently serving as the vice president of operations and clinical services at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The hospital will open with 73 beds, an 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services, and a neonatal intensive care unit. It will also include an expansion of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, a multi-specialty center that will have ophthalmology,… 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

New Chief Oncology Officer at Baylor Scott and White

Dr. Ronan Kelly will be Baylor Scott and White Health’s North Texas chief of oncology. He  will also be the medical director of Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas. In addition to traditional cancer treatment in nearly every cancer sub-type, the medical center offers a holistic approach to treating canter including psychological support, personalized rehabilitation programs, dietary consulting, arts, and music therapy. “After an extensive national search, Dr. Kelly stood out as the candidate to help anchor the future of cancer care at Baylor Scott & White Health in North Texas as well as across the state,” said… Full Story

Methodist Health System CEO Retires Ahead of Schedule

Methodist Health System President and CEO Dr. Stephen Mansfield is stepping down next week after a January announcement said he would retire at the end of the year. Mansfield has led the organization since 2006, and he will be replaced by interim CEO James Scoggin Jr., who retired as President of the North Texas Division of HCA in 2013. Pam Stoyanoff, who was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Methodist Health System, will move into the role of President and retain her role as COO. Methodist Health System has quadrupled in size since 2006 and is the largest employer… Full Story