Medical City Fort Worth Will Have a New CFO

Medical City Fort Worth will have a new Chief Financial Officer starting on February 11. Andrew Lane will move into the role after serving as vice president of finance at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco since July 2017. Lane, a certified public accountant, was previously responsible for accounting, patient access, health information management, case management, and the division’s centralized scheduling departments. Prior to Plano, Lane was a controller and internal auditor at other Hospital Corporation of America (who owns Medical City) facilities. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to Fort Worth,” said Jyric Sims, CEO, via release. “Andrew’s… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth Will Have a New COO

J.W. Newman will be the Chief Operating Officer of Medical City Fort Worth as of January 14. Since last January, Newman has been the Associate Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas, and had the same role at Medical City Fort Worth before that. Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds with a variety of treatment services and is a designated comprehensive stroke center in the Texas Stroke Institute and a Joint Commission certified chest paint center. John Corbeil, who previously served in the COO role at Medical City Fort Worth, was promoted to be CEO of Kingwood Medical… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth’s New $65 Million Tower

Medical City Fort Worth will cut the ribbon on its new 90,000 square-foot patient tower on Monday, celebrating the completion of a facility that will bring a new emergency department and intensive care unit to the Fort Worth Medical District. The three story tower will house a new emergency room on the first floor, a 28-bed ICU and targeted neuroscience beds on the second floor, and the third floor will be shelved for future expansion. The roof will have a helipad, allowing for critical transport for the hospital’s outlying patients. The new ER will replace the existing one and include… Full Story

A New Robotic Arm for Spine Surgery at Medical City Frisco

Medical City Frisco is the first hospital in the region to employ a new robotic arm for spine surgery. The Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS allows surgeons to use the precision and navigation of the new technology to reduce blood loss and muscle damage. For patients with back or spine pain, the robotic arm can lead to a faster recovery, with smaller incisions that reduce infection risk, nerve damage, and scarring. The first surgery was performed using ExcelsiusGPS this October. For spine surgeries, the robotic arm can position the instruments and place screws according to the surgeon’s plans, provide visualization of the… Full Story

Med City Fort Worth Recertified for Spine Surgery

The Joint Commission has granted Medical City Fort Worth a recertification in spine surgery. The hospital received the commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. The commission was on site in August to review Medical City Fort Worth’s compliance with national disease-specific care standards and requirements for spine surgery. The Gold Seal also takes into account clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community,” Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims said in a statement.

Medical City Doc Gets National Osteopathic Medicine Award

Matthew Brandon Barker has been named the 2018 Outstanding OMM Resident of the Year by the American Osteopathic Foundation. The Medical City Forth Worth resident receives the award for his “exemplary work, demonstrated leadership, and steadfast clinical performance.” Barker is specializing in combined family medicine and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He got a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He’s set to finish up residency in June 2019.

DFWHC Announces Its Young Healthcare Exec Of The Year

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has selected Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims the 2018 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award goes to a leader at a DFWHC-member hospital who is 40 years old or under, and who displays promise as a leader of the future. Sims has been CEO of 320-bed Medical City Fort Worth for about a year. He spent time in executive roles at HCA Healthcare hospitals (HCA is Medical City Healthcare’s parent company) in Florida and Louisiana before moving to DFW. He’ll be honored in October at DFWHC’s annual awards luncheon at the… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth Adds Robotic Surgical System

Medical City Fort Worth has added a new robotic surgical system for hip and knee replacements and spine surgery, the hospital said on Thursday. It now has three types of robotic systems that serve a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Systems at the hospital include the Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS for back and spine surgery, the Mako system for hip and knee replacement, and two da vinci Xi robotic surgical systems. “Our hospital now offers three different types of robotic systems to provide advanced care for a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures, from spine surgeries and kidney transplants to… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth Remodels Cancer Care Unit As Part of $100M Improvement Plan

Medical City Fort Worth put $700,000 into remodeling its cancer care unit, cutting the ribbon Friday on an opening that fits into $100 million in expansion and improvement projects at the facility. The 18-bed unit got new bathrooms with larger showers, new lighting and flooring, germ-resistant paint, and a new nurses’ station that will help facilitate better assistance for patients, the hospital says. Each room now has a new, more mobile computer station, as well as a 43-inch big screen. Two VIP suites will accommodate patients and families in for longer stays. The pending projects at Medical City Fort With… Full Story

A Year After Heart Attack During Marathon, Survivor Plans To Walk Cowtown 5K

A year ago, Joel King was working at Will Rogers Memorial Center during the Cowtown Marathon when he had a “widow maker” heart attack, a 100-percent block of the left anterior descending artery that carries a high rate of mortality. Later this month, the 57-year-old will walk the Cowtown 5K to commemorate a year since the incident. The survivor and seven siblings helped Medical City Fort Worth kick off Heart Month on Thursday. King had been working at Will Rogers during the morning of the marathon because his family business, Metro Golf Cars, had provided carts in the area a… Full Story