Hospital Systems Are Rushing To Plant Sports Medicine Investments in Collin County

For hospitals, sports medicine can offer an attractive entry point into lasting relationships with families. And there might be no better place than Collin County to form those bonds. The area is booming, sports-crazed, and deep-pocketed—and just about every health system in Dallas-Fort Worth wants a piece. Full Story

The Medical Procedure That Can Help Fix Your Brain

Smithsonian once tagged it as “the most futuristic medical treatment ever imagined”: A surgeon drills a hole in the skull and inserts a device deep in the brain so that constant electrical pulses can calm movement disorders like Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor. A Collin County neurosurgeon has been doing it as long as anyone in the world. Full Story

Live Free Or Die: Village Health Partners Plots an Independent Course

Health systems are circling overhead like hawks. They’re buying independent physician practices that have all but collapsed in the post-Obamacare environment. The costs of providing healthcare are now so high that employers and insurance plans are demanding that the providers show their value. What’s a solo practitioner to do? Village Health Partners is building a model of survival—and health plans, employers, and patients are all taking notice. Full Story

Sean Morrison Is Trying To Cure Cancer—No, He Really Is

When the cures come out of Dr. Sean J. Morrison’s lab—and he’s certain they will—almost no one will remember when the place used to be just a couple of empty concrete boxes. There were no centrifuges, no dissection microscopes, no imaging flow cytometers. The founding director of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute’s home base at UT Southwestern looks more like a startup space now—and he has populated it with some of the best young researchers in the country. Full Story

How Texas Health Resources Managed Its Ebola Crisis

Thomas Eric Duncan was already isolated in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas last September when Barclay Berdan, the CEO of the hospital’s nonprofit parent company, Texas Health Resources, heard for the first time that Duncan had probably contracted Ebola. Full Story