Meet Parkland’s New Chief Information Officer, Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo will be Parkland’s new chief information officer, where he will oversee information technology for the hospital system. He most recently served as the Vice President of IT Enterprise Technologies and as the Interim CIO after Matt Kull left earlier in the year. Longo began his career working for electronic medical record behemoth Epic System Corp. in Wisconsin before joining at Parkland as a consultant in 2006 and then being named Director of IT Core Clinical Systems. He returned to Parkland in 2012 after a taking a consulting position in California. During Longo’s tenure at Parkland, the system received awards for… Full Story

Concentra and Valor partner with the ImpowerQ to Employ More Veterans

Concentra and Valor Healthcare are joining a initiative to address underemployed veterans who leave the service and have experience in healthcare. Nearly 11,000 veterans transition out of the military with healthcare experience each year The U.S. Department of Labor’s program, Heroes to Healthcare, provides training, healthcare credentialing, and professional and personal skill development to veterans. The apprenticeship models focuses developing careers in healthcare administration, as a medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and cybersecurity. ImpowerQ Associates, a healthcare organizational advisory services company, created started Heroes to Healthcare on veterans day last year to take on the challenge of underemployed veterans who have experience… Full Story

Promotions at USPI Lead to New COO and CDO

United Surgical Partners International, a division of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, are promoting Mark Garvin to Chief Operating Officer and Andy Johnston to Chief Development Officer. The announcement follows the promotion of Brett Brodnax, who had been the President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, and is now its Chief Executive Officer. Garvin, who used to be the Chief Operating Officer of the West Division, will lead the company’s surgical operations portfolio in all markets. He joined the USPI in 2001, and has been a senior vice president of operations in the past. He founded the management team at OrthoLink Physicians… Full Story

Signify Health Will Have a New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Joseph Jasser will be the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Complex Care Management for Dallas-based Signify Health. With 20 years in the healthcare field, Hasser served as president of Humana’s Care Delivery Organization, overseeing all the ambulatory clinics, population health management, recruitment and retention, and a $3.3 billion integrated clinical delivery system. He was also the President and CEO of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, where he focused on strategic design and implementing the ambulatory clinical infrastructure. Signify health partners with health plans, providers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies to provide a logistics and workflow technology platform. The provide… Full Story

Medical City Children’s Hospital Names New CEO

Jessica O’Neal will be Medical City Children’s Hospital’s new CEO starting in December. O’Neal served as Chief Operating Officer of West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida since 2016. That hospital is owned by Medical City’s parent company, HCA Healthcare. While at West Florida Hospital, she helped integrate the pediatric specialty care network services and providers into West Florida Hospital’s delivery system while launching a variety of pediatric services such as orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, GI, urology and imaging services. O’Neal is no stranger to Dallas, as she was VP of operations and COO of Methodist Dallas Medical Center prior to her… Full Story

Catapult Health Names New Chief Sales Officer

Shannon Schaul has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer of Dallas-basedCatapult Health, which conducts preventive checkups at the workplace in all 50 states. Previously serving as Vice President of Sales, Schaul and her team expanded sales from five states to 50, serving employers nationwide with staffs as large as 100,000. She also made connections with national health plans and leaders in the benefits consulting field. Catapult connect patients with a nurse practitioner who helps measure and deliver a number of health results in real time. A typical day for Catapult involves over 1,000 worksite checkups, testing and assessment for high blood… Full Story

Tenet Subsidiary USPI Appoints New CEO From Within

Tenet Healthcare subsidiary United Surgical Partners International announced that Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer of USPI, will be its Chief Executive Officer. Brodnax has been with USPI for 19 years, and will follow Bill Wilcox in the role. Wilcox will continue to be Chairman of USPI and Vice Chairman of Tenet Healthcare. USPI serves around 2.5 million patients each year and works with over 9,000 physicians and over 50 health system partners nationwide. With 41 ambulatory care centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, USPI has more than 280 surgical facilities, more than 100 urgent care centers and 24 imaging… Full Story

Hospital Hires Slow, but Healthcare Services Are Growing

Dallas is home to a growth market for healthcare due to increases in healthcare services, according to the Dallas Morning News. While hospital hiring is down in North Texas, growth is strong in employment for ambulatory clinicians, nurses, physicians, and interim executives. The DMN highlights AMN Healthcare Services, healthcare’s largest staffing company, which opened a second headquarters here in Dallas. AMN CEO Susan Salko noted Dallas’ great labor market, progressive healthcare environment, and the two airports as reasons companies like hers wanted to relocate to the area. The article also noted EmCare, which was founded in Dallas in 1972 and staffs… Full Story

Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee will lead UT Southwestern’s Academics as EVP, Provost, and Dean

UTSW will have a new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and 16th Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School this February, when Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee will take the helm in February of next year. Lee’s work has put him on the cutting edge of hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In his new roles, Lee will lead UT Southwestern’s three degree-granting schools, 2,700 faculty members, and 3,600 graduate medical students, residents, and fellows. He will also be responsible for more than $450 million in funding for biomedical research performed by the school’s faculty, which includes six… Full Story

How Can You Best Support Your Employee or Coworker With Cancer?

Cancer has myriad forms and touches nearly everyone at some point in life, but handling its occurrence can be especially complicated in the workplace. How can an employer best serve someone with cancer? Should you bring it up if your coworker is diagnosed, or ignore it? How important is continuing to work while you have cancer? How can you talk to your employer if you are diagnosed? We spoke with experts on the topic and wanted to share some best practices. If you are an employer with a employee who has cancer If you run a business or in leadership… Full Story