Dallas County Medical Society Names New CEO

The Dallas County Medical Society has named Jon Roth as its executive vice president and chief executive officer, becoming just the fourth EVP in the 143-year history of the organization. He replaces Michael J. Darrouzet, who was named as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the Texas Medical Association earlier this year, and will start in early 2020. “Jon impressed everyone with his expertise, his leadership ability, and his clear and thoughtful communication style. He is personable, enthusiastic, and eager to get to know our organization and members. We feel Jon will be an excellent fit with DCMS, and we… Full Story

Naturally Slim Names Its CEO

Dallas-based Naturally Slim has appointed Rob Butler as CEO. The digital health company focused on reversing metabolic syndrome, diabetes prevention, and weight management will bring in Butler, the former CEO of Maestro Health, to lead its next phase of business. The appointment follows a major capital injection from The Riverside Company in May. “In the past few years we have demonstrated exceptional market momentum with our unique program that is both clinically impactful and cost-effective for employers to implement and we are now ready to take our company and growth to the next level,” said Dr. Tim Church, Chief Medical Officer… Full Story

Medical City Healthcare Names New VP of Emergency and Trauma Services

Rhonda Ross will be the Vice President of Emergency and Trauma Services for Medical City Healthcare beginning October 29, where she will oversee the Medical City network of hospitals and emergency rooms. Ross is currently the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Denton, and has been with Medical City for seven years. Medical City Denton experienced an upgraded trauma designation and the emergency department underwent a $6 million expansion during her time at the hospital. Ross is also a clinical coordinator and instructor at The University of Texas Arlington. “With twenty years of experience as a registered nurse working as… Full Story

LiquidAgents is the Best Place to Work for Millennials

LiquidAgents Healthcare has been named the number one place to work at by Modern Healthcare, placing the Plano-based healthcare staffing agency on the list of best places to work for the 11th year in a row and second time to win the Millennials Award. The best place to work award recognizes companies in the healthcare field that create a culture of loyalty and engagement and fosters employee satisfaction. The millennial award honors  employers who have significant numbers of engaged millennials in the company. “Our culture is built on empowering our employees, collaborating together and giving them everything they need to be successful.… Full Story

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