Baylor Scott and White and Methodist Make Healthiest Employers Top 100 List

Two Dallas-based health systems have been ranked in Healthiest Employers 2018 list of 100 organizations recognized for employee well-being. Methodist Health System was ranked 38 nationally, and Baylor Scott and White Health ranked 59th. Neither made the list last year. Healthiest Employers gathers corporate health data to provide insight into managing population health in the wellness industry. Their assessment focuses on employers who plan for a healthy, productive, and high achieving workforce rather than reacting to sickness and injury. As the Healthiest Employers website describes, “Companies in the Healthiest 100 recognize that employee wellbeing is a strategic corporate capability, just like… Full Story

Taking Stock of How DFW’s NICUs Stack Up

In 2013, state legislators passed a bill that required the Department of Health and Human Services to rate the ability of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) to care for critically ill newborns here in Texas. After the hospitals apply for a certain level of care, ranging from more or less healthy premature babies in Level I to babies who need life support in Level IV, a team from the American Academy of Pediatrics or Texas Perinatal Services, a division of the nonprofit Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation, visits the hospitals and gives their rating recommendation rating to the… Full Story

Methodist Dallas Names New President as Previous Leader Becomes System’s CMO

Methodist Health System has a new leader at its flagship Dallas hospital. John Phillips, who has been the head of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center for the last seven years, officially took his perch at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Monday. Phillips takes over for Dr. Martin Koonsman, who has moved up the chain to become the system’s chief medical officer. In Mansfield, Phillips grew the hospital to 254 beds and helped it gain a Level 3 trauma designation as well as a Magnet designation, given to top performing hospitals for nursing. “John is highly engaged and highly regarded in the… Full Story

Methodist’s 2018 Folsom Award Goes To State Senator Royce West

The Methodist Health System Foundation has named State Senator Royce West as this year’s Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient. He’s getting the award for demonstrating commitment and excellence in community leadership that mirrors former Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom. Specifically, the long-time politician first joined the Texas Senate in 1992, and has helped establish the University of North Texas at Dallas and a new law school in downtown Dallas along the way. Royce’s legislation created Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, and more recently, he’s pushed for state laws that help police agencies equip their officers with… Full Story

The COO of Methodist Health Is A Flautist

For the August issue of D CEO, our summer intern-turned new D Partners hire Alex Edwards spent some time with Methodist Health System Chief Operations Officer Pam Stoyanoff. The two didn’t talk much about the Dallas-based system’s operations, however. They talked about the flute. Stoyanoff plays, quite well. Rather than an acquired skill, Stoyanoff describes her inclination for music as something that’s lived inside of her since she was born. She fell in love with the flute at age 9 and recalls playing for nine hours a day throughout adolescence. By high school, despite attending a large, musically competitive school… Full Story

Methodist’s Midlothian Hospital Gets The Go-Ahead

Methodist Health System’s planned hospital in Midlothian will be about 190,000 square feet and include five stories, 44 beds, with the capacity to expand to 80 beds. The project—which will sit on 67 acres west of U.S. 287, near the Midlothian ISD Multi-purpose Stadium—also includes a 45,000-square-foot medical office building. The details come out in conjunction with the Midlothian City Council’s approval of the project last week. Methodist originally announced the plans back in December. It’s the first hospital for Midlothian, which is set for some significant growth—Google-parent Alphabet Inc. is putting up a data center in town. Midlothian is… 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

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

Where DFW’s Healthcare Community Stands On A Price Transparency Proposal From CMS

Ask a random selection of people about whether they’d appreciate more up-front knowledge about the prices they pay for healthcare, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that’s happy flailing around in the dark. As the public becomes more aware of inflated costs, the drumbeat for price transparency grows louder. But even so, practicality issues abound in transitioning a market whose prices have long sat largely beyond consumer view. As a result, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed a rule that would force hospitals to post their lists of standard charges on their websites. At a minimum,… Full Story

Methodist Dallas Airs Live Kidney Transplant On Facebook

Methodist Dallas broadcasted a live kidney transplant via Facebook Live Friday morning, a narrated bit of educational fun they hope will put the public more in-the-know on kidney donation and the need for donors. This particular donor was a 47-year-old mother donating a kidney to her 20-year-old daughter, Jessica Gutierrez, of Cedar Hill. Jessica was born with renal problems and was in stage 4 kidney failure prior to finding out her mom was a match. The video seems to have accomplished it’s objective—tons of people interacted and asked questions throughout, and as of Friday afternoon the first video, which shows… Full Story