Past BSWH Board Chair To Receive DFW Hospital Council Trustee of the Year Award

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council says past Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees chair Jim Turner will be honored as trustee of the year in October. Turner, who gave up his chairmanship in July but remains on the board, will receive the Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year award, which honors trustees who’ve displayed “uncommon excellence” throughout their careers. Laday was the chair of Texas Health Resources’ board for a decade and was serving in that role when he passed away in 2012. Turner was on the Baylor Health Care System board for 15 years, leading up… Full Story

Leaders From Texas Health, Baylor, and StratiFi Discuss Independent Physicians, Community Care, and Microhospitals (Panel Recap, Part II)

Yesterday, we ran part one of our two-part recap from last week’s D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel, featuring Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources; Gary Brock, chief integrated delivery network officer at Baylor Scott & White Health; and Dr. Christopher Crow, CEO of StratiFi Health and president of Catalyst Health Network. Today, we get to the second half of our panelists’ remarks, most of which come in response to questions from the audience. Comments have been edited for length and clarity. Let’s get to it: Crow on consolidation and the importance of independent physicians: “Consolidation in America in healthcare… Full Story

Leaders From Texas Health, Baylor, and StratiFi Discuss Disruption, Cost, Outpatient Growth, and Construction

Last week, we corralled a few heavy hitters in North Texas healthcare onto a stage at the AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria. Over the course of what turned out to be a little over an hour (sorry to keep you), we talked about the evolution of healthcare and impending disruption and, more than anything, about how these things are playing out in the types of investments health systems are making—and should be making, and might make in the future—in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. The panelists were Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources; Gary Brock, chief integrated delivery network… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White To Build $70M Deep Ellum Office Building, Consolidating Offices Near BUMC

Baylor Scott & White Health is putting up an office building on Elm Street near Baylor University Medical Center, consolidating the company’s five leases. The new building should be up by fall 2020, according to a statement from the system. That statement: Plans are underway to develop a new workspace that will bring together Baylor Scott & White Health’s five North Texas offices under one roof. The building will be constructed on the south side of Landry Park near Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Although we are in the early stages of this project, we believe this move will… Full Story

Modern Healthcare Gives A Nod To Baylor’s Hinton, Vizient’s Jobe On List of Most Influential

Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in healthcare is out, and a couple of North Texas Leaders made the cut. Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Jim Hinton comes in as No. 30. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe lands at No. 66. Hinton came in at No. 57 last year, while Jobe, who became the Irving-based healthcare membership firm’s CEO earlier this year, was unlisted. “Since taking the helm at Baylor Scott & White in 2017, Jim has driven change,” said Ross McKnight, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board, in a statement sent over… Full Story

U.S. News Tags Baylor Scott & White With More ‘Best Hospital’ Honors Than Any Other System in Texas

A total of 16 hospitals within Baylor Scott & White Health were either ranked or considered “high performing” in the latest rendition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals listings—more than any other hospital system in Texas. The system’s flagship campus in Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center, was nationally ranked in Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 40) and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (42). Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano also came in No. 21 in the U.S. for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. BUMC came in second to UT Southwestern Medical Center as the top hospital in… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White’s ACO Signs A Deal With BCBSTX

Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance inked an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas on Tuesday to bring 140,000 of the insurer’s members under its purview. BSWQA is the accountable care organization of Baylor Scott & White Health, encompassing 6,000 primary and specialty care physician members, 50 hospitals, and 95 post-acute care facilities. ACOs are set up to tie payments to quality metrics, with reimbursements based on improving outcomes and cutting costs. The agreement goes into effect this month. The organizations are not releasing financial terms. “Members enrolled in this new ACO arrangement have access to BSWQA’s comprehensive… Full Story

Due To High Demand, We’re Changing The Venue For Our D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel

Early last week, I put a story in our daily newsletter about our upcoming D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel. By that afternoon, we were already discussing having to move the thing to a new venue. I’m thrilled to say that it appears we’ve touched a nerve. Consider this your notification—if you bought your tickets already, you’ll also be getting an email—that we’re moving the event to AC Hotel by Marriott Dallas by the Galleria. That’s at 5460 James Temple Drive, Dallas, TX 75240. We’re also shifting everything up 15 minutes—registration is now at 7 a.m, with the discussion kicking off… Full Story

Stamford Hospital Falls Victim To CMS Rule That Caused Hurst Facility To Change Course

Stamford Memorial Hospital ended all inpatient care and shut down its emergency room last week, citing an average daily census that has dipped to just 0.48 so far in 2018, as KTXS reports. The new requirement to be considered a hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services—put into place late last year—is two. Stamford is a couple hours drive west from DFW, but I point this out because I’ve followed the rule change in this space previously. In February, Hurst-based Cook Children’s Northeast Hospital announced it would be closing down as a hospital and re-opening as an ambulatory… Full Story

Join Us For A D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel Featuring CEOs From Baylor, Texas Health, Methodist, and StratiFi

The area’s healthcare needs are expanding as North Texas booms. Meanwhile, tech and regulation have ushered in an era in which more and more medicine is practiced on an outpatient rather than an inpatient basis. This puts providers trying to figure out where to park their profits at a crossroads: Should they invest in expanding large hospitals—seeing the growing populations—or move into smaller communities with more focused models of care? We’ve already seen a wide, creative mix from the major health systems of North Texas. At an upcoming D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel, we’ll gather a few of their chief executives… Full Story