15 North Texas Hospitals Earn Cardiology Achievement Award

Several North Texas hospitals have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award which recognizes quality heart attack care. Texas Health facilities took home six of the awards, with Baylor Scott and White receiving five honors, Methodist had two hospitals recognized, and UT Southwestern and Medical City Plano were also named. The honor comes as the rate of heart disease is increasing. A study from the National Vital Statics Reports, says that heart disease death rates increased by four percent between 2011 and 2017. “That’s a trend we want to see diminish quickly,” said Lenetra… Full Story

Why Texas Health Hospital Mansfield is Going Modular

Texas Health Hospital Mansfield is set to open early in 2021, but with labor shortages and unpredictable weather plaguing the construction industry all over North Texas, they found a solution that improves quality, consistency, and could be the future of the construction industry. Partnering with design and construction firm Beck Group and Factory Blue, the hospital is being built with modular restroom pods for the surgical and ICU patient rooms. The prefab rooms are built completely offsite and delivered to the hospital when they are complete. Factory Blue is the only multi-trade prefabrication facility in North Texas and is located… Full Story

Baylor and Former Texas Health Leaders Honored by DFW Hospital Council

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has named Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney President Kyle Armstrong the 2019 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and former chair of the Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees John R. “Bob” Ferguson the 2019 Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year. The Young Healthcare Executive of the Year honor recognizes high achievement of those under the age of 40 in a DFWHC-member hospital. The trustee of the year honor is named for Kerney Laday Sr., who was on the THR board for 10 years, and acknowledges excellence in the trustee role. Armstrong… Full Story

THR and Premier Inc. Form Joint Supply Chain Venture

Texas Health Resources and Premier Inc have partnered to form a supply chain organization called Texas Health Supply Chain Services in an attempt to manage costs. THR’s 26 hospitals and numerous other facilities have worked with healthcare services company Premier for more than 20 years, but they will be more intertwined with the new joint venture. Premier connects more than 4,000 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. and about 165,999 other providers and organizations to provide analytics, supply chain solutions, consulting and other services. The two companies hope to reduce costs and inefficiencies with the partnership. “As we focus… Full Story

Local Physician Named to American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Nagendra Gupta has been appointed to the American Board of International Medicine’s (ABIM) Internal Medicine Board. Specialty Board members work with physicians and medical societies to develop Board Certification and Maintenance Certification credentials recognizing physicians for their commitment to staying within their current field. The Board consists of a diverse range of practice types and members who provide multiple perspectives on patient care. Dr. Gupta is a Board Certified Internist and currently serves as a the Program Director of the Hospitalist Program at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, leading a team of more than 20 physicians who oversee the… Full Story

UT Southwestern is DFW’s Top Hospital Once Again

UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the third year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report‘s 2019-2020 annual Best Hospitals listing, which also ranked UTSW as the second best hospital in Texas. Baylor University Medical Center is No. 2 in DFW, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is No. 3 in the region. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital- Fort Worth came in at No. 4. while Medical City Dallas, Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center- Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital South West tied for the… Full Story

THR Ranks 38 on People Magazine’s 2019 Companies that Care List

People Magazine has released their 2019 Companies that Care list, and Texas Health Resources ranked 38 of the 50 finalists. Texas Health’s The Versant New Graduate RN Residency— a one-year career advancement program offered to new nursing grads— and their priority of hiring veterans as reasons for making it on the list. People Magazine determines the Companies that Care list from feedback obtained through employee surveys that ask a variety of questions on several topics, including being treated with respect, opportunities for professional development, and team work. “It’s truly an honor to be included on this list and recognized for… Full Story

Fort Worth Projecting $11 Million in Healthcare Savings in 2019

The City of Fort Worth had experienced healthcare cost increases of eight percent for six straight years of  when City of Fort Worth Human Resources and Civil Service Director Brian Dickerson took on the position. During that time, the cost of the health plan had increased 50 percent. “I had the realization that the city could not continue like this,” he said. The city has a fixed  yearly budget, so increased spending on healthcare meant fewer potholes, police officers, or city parks. But fixing the problem was about as complex as a problem gets in America. Dickerson made it his… Full Story

North Texas’ Best Workplaces for Millennials

Texas Health Resources and Encompass Health were both named by Fortune and Great Places to Work to the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials. Texas Health Resources was No. 23 on the list, while Encompass Health placed No. 38. At Texas Health, the largest DFW employer to make the list, 37 percent of their 23,774 employees are millennials. The hospital system estimates that the generation will become the largest segment of employees by December. Of Encompass’ 10,705 employees, one third are millennials. Companies on the list are meeting the needs of Millennials, who look for flexibility, meaning, and unconventional work… Full Story

Texas Health Resources’ Local Impact in 2018

Texas Health Resources annual Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report highlighted its ability to improve convenience for patients, provide a quality workplace for employees, and generously contribute to the community. This year saw the launch of TexasHealthFamilyCare.com, a tool that makes it easier for consumers to research primary care doctors, schedule appointments, and access health information online. The organization also helped the city of Fort-Worth become a certified Blue Zones community, and began providing mobile urgent care services through DispatchHealth. The report’s updated statistics show that Texas Health currently has more than 25,000 employees, an operating revenue of $4.8 billion, more… Full Story