Which Local Medical Centers Made Newsweek’s List of Best Hospitals?

Newsweek released its list of best hospitals, and UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top hospital in Texas, ranking number 34 in the country. Baylor University Medical Center clocked in just below at number 39, and Medical City Dallas was ranked 106 in the U.S. The ranking notes the areas in which the hospitals are recognized, including neurology, pain medicine, pediatrics, and more. Newsweek worked with global market research and consumer data Stastica Inc. to rank the hospitals. Based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient surveys, and other indicators, over 1,000 hospitals were ranked worldwide. Doctors, hospital managers, and other healthcare… Full Story

Medical City Dallas Will Open New Heart and Spine Hospitals

Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Spine Hospital will soon be offering specialized cardiovascular and spine care at the Medical City Dallas location. The new heart hospital will include 63 private patient rooms and a cardiac services such as vascular and heart surgery, heart failure treatment, and minimally invasive vascular surgery. It will have the only dedicated cardiac emergency room in the city. The spine hospital will treat common spine disorders and deformities including scoliosis, spondylolistheses, and other complex spine surgery. The 24-bed facility will coordinate care and provide space for scoliosis research. Both hospitals will be outfitted with spacious… Full Story

Medical City’s $13,000 Charge to the Wrong Patient

A patient portal mix-up at Medical City Dallas resulted in a woman receiving $13,000 in medical bills that were supposed to be for someone else, WFAA reports. When Tanya White confirmed that the bill had her information on it, she attempted to contact the hospital, but White told WFAA that a billing manager said she had been seen in July at Medical City Green Oaks, a psychiatric hospital. White said she had never set foot in the facility. When White didn’t pay the bill, she was sent to collections, WFAA reports. “So now, not only is my name is in jeopardy,… Full Story

Meet D CEO Healthcare Panelist Melissa Threlkeld

Melissa Threlkeld focuses on developing and implementing oncology service strategy and coordinating cancer care across the treatment continuum in Dallas. She serves as the Regional Vice President of Cancer Services for Medical City Healthcare, and will be a panelist for the D CEO Healthcare breakfast panel. In a conversation of ahead of the panel, Threlkeld discussed how precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer care. As the healthcare industry increases its ability to collect data on patients, she noted that researchers can better match a patient with a cancer treatment trial. Technology can also aid patients when they are diagnosed and allow providers… Full Story

Before Babies Are Born, This Surgeon Operates On Them

The best place for a baby to recover from surgery is the womb. So, when fetuses need surgery, the best place to operate is in utero. Dallas is home to one of the top fetal surgeons in the country, Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, who opened The Fetal Care Center at Medical City Dallas this summer. Shawn Shinneman’s October D Magazine piece chronicles Crombleholme’s path to Dallas, the development of fetal surgery locally, and the story of a North Texas family whose twin children required an operation while they were inside their mother’s womb. The Fetal Care Center is just one of… Full Story

UT Southwestern Named Top Hospital in DFW, Second in State by U.S. News

UT Southwestern Medical Center again took the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the best hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth, topping Baylor University Medical Center and Medical City Dallas. UT Southwestern came in as the second best hospital in the state, and it was nationally ranked for seven specialties: Geriatrics (No. 18), Diabetes & Endocrinology (21), Neurology & Neurosurgery (21), Nephrology (25), Urology (34), Pulmonology (43), and Orthopedics (49). The annual Best Hospitals listings from U.S. News are a product of an analysis of data from about 5,000 medical centers, and survey responses from more than 30,000… Full Story

Medical City Dallas Adds Advanced Spine Center

Medical City Dallas has launched a new Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center to help treat scoliosis deformities and perform complex spine surgeries and revision surgeries. The expansion of the spine program at Medical City includes a research component, as well—studying graft material, looking for ways to prevent deformities post-surgery, analysis of how preoperative evaluations can help predict good outcomes, and the like. The center compliments Medical City Children’s Hospital Orthopedics & Spine. “The Medical City Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Center is committed to providing the most advanced technology and care for our patients throughout North Texas and the Southwest,” said… Full Story

The New Women’s Hospital at Medical City Dallas Is Officially Open

A $125 million women’s hospital, a year and a half in the works, has officially opened at Medical City’s flagship campus in Dallas. The five-floor addition has a total of 222 rooms, including 24 “modern” labor and delivery rooms; four C-section operating rooms; 84 private, level IV NICU rooms; 12 VIP suites; and 16 women’s medical/surgical rooms. First announced in late 2016, the project was built on to Medical City Dallas’ Care Tower D. It’s called Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas. Medical City Healthcare calls it a “luxury” women’s hospital that will provide a “spa-like environment.” Along the amenities that… Full Story

After TAVR Procedure, Medical City Patient Reaches Her 99th Birthday

Dorothy Lowman, 99, visited the Dallas Valve Institute at Medical City Dallas in November due to aortic stenosis, a serious valve disease that occurs when a heart valve is too narrow. With 200,000 cases per year, it’s fairly common. According to QJM, a medical journal, aortic stenosis predominantly affects the elderly. Surgical units operating on a large number of patients have reported a less than 10-percent mortality rate. However, Lowman was previously told her condition was untreatable due to her age. Dr. Bruce Bowers, an interventional cardiologist at Medical City Dallas, and Dr. Todd Dewey, a cardiovascular surgeon, were able… Full Story

Medical City Achieves Highest Honor in Nursing For Third Time

Medical City has earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet recognition for a third time, becoming the first Dallas-Fort Worth area hospital to do so, the center announced Monday. “We are just delighted and honored to be among the elite,” chief nursing officer Carol Gregory said in a statement. “We couldn’t ever have accomplished this if we didn’t have each and every one of us throughout the organization focused on quality care for our patients.” Medical City first earned the award in 2003, becoming the first DFW-area hospital to do so. The Magnet Recognition Program for Nursing Excellence is based on quality… Full Story