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

Why QuikTrip Employees Never See a Hospital Bill

Employers are often resigned to accept healthcare spending increases year after year, but via a local partnership with Texas Health Resources, Care ATC, and an innovative approach to health insurance, QuikTrip is bucking the trend. In order to better provide for their employees and their families and save money along the way, QuikTrip processes and pays their own health insurance claims, effectively serving as their own insurance company. There are several advantages for employers to make this move. They are able to easily access their employees claims information and design the health plan accordingly. They also have discounted direct contracts… Full Story

Texas Health Sports Medicine Breaks Ground in Collin County

Texas Health Sports Medicine broke ground on their $10 million Collin County facility this week, providing access to orthopedic surgeons, injury rehabilitation, and performance training as the first hospital-based space of its kind in North Texas. Texas Health Sports Medicine is teaming up with Athlete Training and Health and Allen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen to provide care for athletes through their injuries to full recovery.  The facility will also be open to the public for fitness classes, and local organizations or teams will be able to rent out space to practice. The facility is… Full Story

Texas Health’s Dyad Leadership Model: Risks and Rewards

As large and often slow-moving  healthcare companies figure out how to best adapt to a changing market, shaking up the organizational structure and leadership can offer advantages. Texas Health Resources recently announced that they would be restructuring their leadership model, moving to a channel strategy that focuses on operational sectors like hospitals rather than a geographically organized model, but another shift may have a greater impact. The system will be moving to what the organization described as a more efficient dyad structure, with executive vice presidents Dr. Jeffrey Canose and Winjie Miao working together alongside Texas Health CEO Barclay E. Berdan,… Full Story

CEO Named for Future Texas Health Hospital Mansfield

Kenneth Rose will be president and CEO for Texas Health Hospital Mansfield when the hospital opens in 2020. Rose is currently the vice president of ancillary services at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. The new campus is a joint venture between AdventHealth, a nonprofit health system headquartered in Florida, and Texas Health Resources. “AdventHealth and Texas Health Resources have enjoyed a very successful partnership through our joint venture facility, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, and look forward to opening Texas Health Hospital Mansfield next year. Kenneth has a strong commitment to providing clinically excellent, consumer-centric, faith-based health care… Full Story

Texas Health Is Reorganizing Its Leadership Structure

Texas Health Resources is mixing up its organizational and operational leadership in an effort to become more consumer-centric, according to a release. The move will eliminate some positions and elevate others, moving the organization into a channel strategy that focuses on operational sectors like hospitals and physician groups rather than its current zone-based operations model. The channel strategy will focus on the ways Texas Health delivers products and services, which might include hospitals, outpatient centers, mobile provider units, or a digital platform that allows patients to schedule appointments or see lab results. The goal is to move away from brick… Full Story

The ER Doc-Blue Cross Blue Shield Conflict is More Complicated Than It Seems

Emergency Department physicians being out of network is nothing new, but a new round of failed negotiations between a local emergency physician group and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas have both sides crying foul and pointing fingers. Blue Cross Blue Shield contacted members to describe how Texas Medicine Resources, a physician group hired by Texas Health Resources emergency rooms, has terminated its deal with BCBSTX, meaning the group is now out of network at 14 area hospitals for its Blue Choice PPO and Blue Essentials HMO members. A statement on BCBSTX’s “Stand With Texas” website calls the demands of the ER doctors “unreasonable,”… Full Story

THR Awards $5.2 Million to Address Social Determinants of Health

In Johnson County, the suicide rate for seniors is 25 percent above the Texas average, but a grant from Texas Health Resources is working to help isolated seniors. THR will be distributing $5.2 million worth of community impact grants all across North Texas to address everything from depression to food scarcity. The initiative is called Texas Health Community Impact and focuses on specific ZIP codes where chronic disease and premature death are more common, and partners with agencies in education, healthcare, and government. The funds will be directed toward 12 agencies across five geographic regions made up of 401 ZIP codes… Full Story

North Texas Home to the Fortune’s Top Two Employers in Healthcare

Fortune has released is 2019 list of of Best Places to Work in Healthcare and Bio Pharma, and Texas Health Resources took the top spot followed by Encompass Health at number two. This is Texas Health’s fifth consecutive year to top the list. The two organizations have been recognized for numerous categories by Fortune, including the best place to work for women, best place to work in Texas, and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. The list included other North Texas healthcare employers Texas Rehabilitation Hospital at number 15, and Baylor Scott and White Health at number 34 Rankings are… Full Story