TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Names its Chair of Internal Medicine

Dr. Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy has been named the chair of internal medicine at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. Sathyamoorthy is an invasive cardiologist and chief of staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. He has also worked at the National Institutes of Health with expertise in thrombosis and the pharmacology of blood thinning therapeutics. In 2015, he was named the first medical director of cardiology for Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital in Fort Worth. “I’m so excited about this unique opportunity to approach medical education with a new and forward-thinking… Full Story

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Names New CEO

Melissa Aucoin has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition after serving in an interim role as CEO since June. Previously, Aucoin was the Director of Events and Operations, where she was responsible for the Dallas-based organization’s national events, such as the Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and nearly 14,000 will die from the disease. Ranking fifth in deaths among women, one in 78 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Usually occurring in older… Full Story

Medical City Plano and Frisco Have a New Chief Development Officer

James Mendez has been promoted to Chief Development Officer of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco. He was promoted from his role as vice president of business development at the two hospitals. Medical City Frisco a 53-bed acute care hospital, is a campus of Medical City Plano, which is a 513-bed facility with more than 2,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. Mendez has been on the leadership team for the two hospitals since February 2018, where he worked on physician recruitment efforts and directing growth and business development. He will focus on strategic development and recruitment for both hospitals in… Full Story

Capital Senior Living Corp. Names President and CEO

Kimberly S. Lody will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based Capital Senior Living Corp. CSLC is one of the nation’s largest operators of senior housing communities, with 129 facilities that provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care to 16,500 residents nationwide. Lody has 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing, sales, and operation management, and most recently was president of GN Hearing North America, part of the medical device division of GN Group, which provides audio solutions to various markets. Lody was also president of Chronic Care, the U.S. branch of Coloplast, a Danish $5… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth Will Have a New COO

J.W. Newman will be the Chief Operating Officer of Medical City Fort Worth as of January 14. Since last January, Newman has been the Associate Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas, and had the same role at Medical City Fort Worth before that. Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds with a variety of treatment services and is a designated comprehensive stroke center in the Texas Stroke Institute and a Joint Commission certified chest paint center. John Corbeil, who previously served in the COO role at Medical City Fort Worth, was promoted to be CEO of Kingwood Medical… Full Story

UNT Health Science Center Hires a New Health Professions School Dean

J. Glenn Forister will be the new Dean of the UNTHSC School of Health Professions starting next month. He previously served as Associate Professor and Division Head of Physician Assistant Education in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Forister hopes to have the School of Health Professions, which is home to the Department of Physical Therapy, the Physician Assistant Studies Program, and Lifestyle Health Program, collaborate with other schools and programs. “I have always worked on teams, and the idea of creating a sustainable people culture and transforming the Health Science Center into a destination workplace is… Full Story

2018 Healthcare Job Gains Up From Last Year

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows growth in the healthcare market nationwide. Total non-farm payroll employment went up 312,000 in December, with gains in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade. In the healthcare field, 50,000 jobs were added in December. Ambulatory health care services added 38,000 workers, and hospital employees increased by 7,000. The Dallas-Fort Worth healthcare market seems to be the leading edge of these gains, with new hospital construction popping up all over the region. This year has seen numerous healthcare expansions and construction projects. For the year, healthcare… Full Story

Caddis Names New Vice President of Senior Living

Tami Cumings will join Caddis as vice president of senior living and will lead the operations of the firm’s Heartis senior living brand. Cumings has 25 years in the independent living, assisted living, and memory care industry. Caddis is a Dallas-based real estate development, management, and investment firm that focuses on healthcare real estate. Prior to joining Caddis, Cumings was the senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Arbor Company. She has also held leadership positions at Sunrise Senior Living, US Memory Care, A Place for Mom, and Assisted Living Concepts. “We’re thrilled to have Tami Cumings join Caddis,” said Jason… Full Story

Medical City President Re-Elected to Texas Hospital Association Board

Medical City Healthcare’s president Erol Akdamar has been re-elected to the Texas Hospital Association’s board of trustees. THA represents the needs of hospitals in the state and federal government. Via statement, the THA said that it would be focused on funding for physician residencies at Texas’ teaching hospitals, a more pressing need with the opening of another medical school at TCU. The association also wants to expand behavioral health funding, service availability and access, enhance Medicaid reimbursement rates for rural hospitals and trauma facilities among others, and to improve the number of Texans with health insurance. Akdamar has served in… Full Story

Access Healthcare Has a New President of U.S. Operations

David Tassoni will be Access Healthcare’s new president of U.S. Operations, helping to lead the healthcare revenue cycle management and IT services company. Massoni has been in healthcare, travel, and finance leadership for over two decades. Massoni will lead healthcare operations in the U.S., and will establish strategic business goals and work toward market expansion. Dallas-based Access Healthcare has over 11,000 employees across 19 delivery centers in the U.S., India, and Philippines. He last worked at Athenahealth, where he was senior vice president of operations of their operations center in Belfast, Maine. He worked with the revenue cycle management and… Full Story