You Need To Know AMN Healthcare’s Susan Salka

Last year, AMN Healthcare CEO Susan Salka moved herself from the company’s traditional headquarters in San Diego (where it employs 1,100 people) to Dallas-Fort Worth, setting up camp at the company’s 700-employee Cypress Waters hub. Although PR types will argue with you over this sort of thing, a company’s HQ is generally considered to be where its CEO sits. AMN didn’t wait for those questions to surface. Instead, it took a page from the Amazon playbook and deemed Dallas its second headquarters. Business verbiage aside, Salka is a relatively knew-to-the-region CEO heading a $2 billion-plus (revenue) company. AMN does healthcare… Full Story

Parkland’s New Chief Talent Officer on His New Role, Recruiting Talent, and Diversity and Inclusion

Parkland Health & Hospital System announced Corey Jackson as its new chief talent officer late last month. It’s a promotion for Jackson, the former associate chief talent officer, who takes over for the departing Jim Dunn. A couple days after the announcement, I hopped on the phone with Jackson, who has a J.D. and a background in diversity and inclusion (more detailed experience here), to hear about his approach to the new role. Here’s the conversation: You’re moving into a unique role because not only are you in charge of HR and employee experience, but you also have a hand… Full Story

DFW Emergency Medicine Group Bought by Major Hospital Staffing Firm

Fort Worth-based Emergency Medicine Consultants Ltd. has been acquired by hospital staffing firm TeamHealth, the companies said on Monday. EMC provides emergency medicine staffing, deploying about 330 physicians to 24 facilities and an urgent care center across Dallas-Fort Worth. The company also has 80 advanced practice clinicians and, overall, cares for 900,000 patients a year. EMC physicians staff hospitals within Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System, among others. TeamHealth was bought by private equity firm Blackstone Group in a $6.1-billion deal that took the company private in early 2017. In the Knoxville, Tennessee-based TeamHealth, EMC joins a firm with… Full Story

Seniority Inc. Names Chief Development Officer

Seniority Inc., a national senior-living management company based in Dallas, has promoted Jonathan Carrier to chief development officer. Carrier will lead all real estate development, operations, and acquisitions for Seniority Inc. as well as Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., a nonprofit that sponsors and operates life care communities. “Jonathan’s focus and forward-thinking leadership style is a tremendous asset to our team as we expand into new markets … ” Stan Waterhouse, president and CEO of Seniority Inc., said in a news release. “He has an extensive background in construction management, and I couldn’t think of a better person for this role.”… Full Story

Medical City Denton Taps New COO

Medical City Denton has named John Walker as its chief operating officer, effective Oct. 23. Walker, who most recently served as associate administrator at Medical City Dallas, replaces Justin Coury, who’s taken another position with HCA. For-profit HCA is the parent company of Medical City Healthcare, which owns Medical City Denton. Prior to joining Medical City Dallas, Walker had served as associate administrator at Medical City McKinney, where he opened a senior health clinic, achieved top employee engagement scores, and served as the chief staffing officer. Walker holds a master’s degree in health administration from Trinity University, as well as… Full Story

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Name New Assistant Dean

The TCU and UNT Health Science Center School of Medicine has named Dr. Danika Franks as its first assistant dean of students. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining the availability of support services for student physicians. Franks will also develop a career advising program that will grow with the students as they progress through their medical education. Franks most recently served as an emergency medicine physician at Texas Health Resources facilities. She provided care in a variety of environments, from small-town emergency departments to 151-bed hospitals. Dr. Stuart Flynn, founding dean of TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine,… Full Story