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

D CEO Healthcare’s Top Read Stories of 2018

D CEO Healthcare has some of the most loyal readers in North Texas. The region’s thriving and growing medical industry provides ample fodder for great stories, ranging from looks into innovative life-altering technology to scandal-plagued medical professionals. As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to give our readers a look back at the most read online stories written in 2018. They range from a sexist doctor running his mouth in a medical journal to the Baylor Scott and White CEO sharing his thoughts on the future of healthcare. Happy reading! 1. “Gary Tigges Resigns From Leadership Roles at Texas… Full Story

Medical City McKinney’s New Chief Operating Officer

Medical City McKinney has another C-suite leadership addition, as Andrew Zenger is stepping into the role of Chief Operating Officer starting in February. The move follows Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jaya Kumar’s hiring earlier this month. Zenger has been the assistant administrator at Medical City Arlington this year, where he oversaw clinical and support departments. He was also the interim director of the physician and provider relations team. Prior to Medical City, Zenger worked at several other HCA properties, including Medical City Dallas, Medical City Plano and the division office and is part of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program. “Andrew’s experience… Full Story

Dr. Paul Hain promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Dr. Paul Hain has been promoted to be Chief Medical Officer and divisional senior vice president market delivery for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas after previously serving as president of North Texas Market Strategy for the insurer. Hain is no stranger to D CEO Healthcare, and isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. He speaks at medical conferences and panel discussions all over the region, and has spoken passionately about why medical costs are the way they are. In his new position, he will oversee public relations, community investments, government relations, and lobbying efforts. His other roles will include executive sponsor… Full Story

A New Chief Medical Officer for Medical City McKinney

Dr. Jaya Kumar has been named Chief Medical Officer of Medical City McKinney, and will be starting in February according to a release. For the last five years, she served as medical director of a hospitalist group at Medical City Denton, and is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. “Dr. Kumar is a highly respected physician that is focused on quality and exemplary patient care,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney via release. “She is a physician that other doctors can look to for quality outcomes and clinical expertise. We are excited to have her… Full Story

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 Heroes to Healthcare on veterans day last year to take on the challenge of underemployed veterans who have experience in… Full Story