Medical City Plano and Frisco Name Chief Medical Officer

Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco have named Dr. Parikshet Babber to be the new chief medical officer. He arrives after serving as the executive vice president and chief medical officer of Harris Health System in Houston. While in Houstin, Babber managed a $30 million budget and 268 employees, while overseeing quality, accreditation, utilization, patient safety, coding, health information management and medical staff services.  Previously, he was an emergency room physician in the VA Medical Center in Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Babber to our hospitals’ leadership team and to our community,”… Full Story

See Who is on Medical City Plano and Frisco’s 2019 Board of Trustees

Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco have announced their 2019 Board of Trustees, who advise hospital leadership on community needs and advocate for the hospital. Members of the board, which will be chaired by Dr. Arlene Jacobs, hold influential positions in the Plano and Frisco communities. “We are honored to have such an impressive group of high-caliber community leaders serving on our board of trustees,” said Charles Gressle, Chief Executive Officer at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco via release. “We value their dedication and contributions not only to Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco, but also… Full Story

The Best Places to Have a Baby in North Texas

DFWChild and CollinChild readers have named several North Texas area hospitals to as the best places to have a baby. Around 9,000 participated in the survey In Dallas County, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was named the best, in Tarrant County, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth took home the title, and Denton Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton was named the best place to have a child. THR hospitals delivered 24,000 babies in 2018. “To be named Best Place in Dallas County to have a baby reaffirms the wide scope of services we offer to consumers along with the exceptional care we provide,” said… Full Story

For Collin County Moms, Medical City Plano is the “Best Place to Have a Baby”

Medical City Plano has been voted the “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers in CollinChild magazine. After polling 9,000 mothers last year, the facility was voted number one because “it really feels more like a hotel than a hospital.” The hospital also received top marks from the magazine for having the best childbirth classes. “Medical City Plano is honored to be recognized by our community for our commitment to providing exceptional, high-quality and specialized care for mothers and babies,” Medical City Plano CEO Charles Gressle said via release. “It is our privilege to help patients design a unique… Full Story

Medical City Plano and Frisco Have a New Chief Development Officer

James Mendez has been promoted to Chief Development Officer of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco. He was promoted from his role as vice president of business development at the two hospitals. Medical City Frisco a 53-bed acute care hospital, is a campus of Medical City Plano, which is a 513-bed facility with more than 2,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. Mendez has been on the leadership team for the two hospitals since February 2018, where he worked on physician recruitment efforts and directing growth and business development. He will focus on strategic development and recruitment for both hospitals in… Full Story

Medical City Plano Adds Single-Dose Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

A new treatment at Medical City Plano is reducing breast cancer treatment from eight weeks to eight minutes. For early-stage breast cancer patients, the new procedure involves surgery and radiation using iCAD’s Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System. The FDA-approved treatment uses a miniaturized x-ray to deliver a precise, concentrated dose of radiation to a tumor site directly after surgery, or lumpectomy. The radiation treats the remaining tumor that wasn’t removed during the surgery. The treatment isn’t limited to breast cancer, but can be used for non-melanoma skin cancer and gynecological cancer as well. Worldwide, more than 10,000 patients have been successfully treated.… Full Story

A Med City Plano Exec Contracts—And Recovers—From Neuroinvasive West Nile

Ben Harris is vice president of business development at Medical City Plano. He’s also a Plano City Council member. Last year at this time, the 38-year-old was in good health. On Sept. 2, 2017, however, he fell in the middle of the night, was airlifted to Med City Plano, and within 24 hours would be paralyzed. Harris had contracted neuroinvasive West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite. A year later, after intensive rehab, he’s back at work and walking without assistance. See more about Harris’ battle with the life-threatening disease in a recent video from Medical City. Neuroinvasive West Nile… Full Story

Medical City Plano Opens Insitute for Weight Loss Surgery

Medical City Plano on Tuesday opened The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, which will offer surgical weight loss treatment and related services. The doors open just a week or so after Medical City Healthcare’s Frisco campus received a national accreditation related to metabolic and bariatric treatment. At 513-bed Medical City Plano, physicians will offer adjustable gastric band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic surgery, and band to sleeve revisions. “We know that bariatric surgery is a major life decision that typically follows a long and difficult weight loss journey, which is why we’re excited for the launch of our new program,” said Charles… Full Story

NICU At Medical City Plano Designated As A Level III

Medical City Plano received word that its neonatal intensive care unit has been designated as Level III by the Texas Department of Health Services. It’s the second-highest level under the state’s system. The 42-bed NICU provides multidisciplinary care to babies delivered as early as 23 weeks. NICU’s across Texas have been finishing up the evaluation and verification process and awaiting their official designations. A law passed by the Texas Legislature requires that every NICU in Texas that wants to be reimbursed under Medicaid has to undergo the process by September 2018. “Maintaining this advanced Level III NICU designation, with a… Full Story

Medical City Plano Starts Construction on New, $107M Patient Tower

Medical City Plano broke ground this week on a new patient tower that will include 90 patient beds and 138,000 square feet of space. The four-story tower will cost $107 million and is expected to be done by the fall of 2019. It will include additional operating and recovery rooms as well as expanded oncology services. A lot of the construction will happen off-site and then be brought to Medical City Plano, the hospital says. “We have a proud history of expanding our services to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Texas,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City… Full Story