Texas Health Dallas Has A New Robot Nurse

Texas Health Dallas will soon deploy, on a pilot basis, a new artificial intelligence-fueled robot nurse named Moxi, which the system says could help it free up its nursing and other staff members to do the more important work. Texas Health Resources will first explore whether Moxi, built by Austin company Diligent Robotics, can effectively ease the burden in a neurology and stroke unit in Dallas. From Texas Health: On a typical day, someone on the nursing or support staff at Texas Health Dallas may have to fill shelves in supply rooms, set up and stock patient rooms, run labs… Full Story

Texas Health Expands HELP Program To An Additional Nine Campuses

Texas Health Resources’ Healthy Education and Lifestyles Program (HELP) will be expanding to nine locations over the North Texas area by the end of October. The program provides resources and education for those that lack healthcare support and assists uninsured patients by managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, and hypertension. The HELP program first launched at Texas Health Azle in 2012, with a mission to make high-quality healthcare more accessible to North Texans. Each month, patients are seen in groups of four, providing a support system for people living with chronic diseases. The program costs… Full Story

Texas Health Exploring Sports Medicine Collaboration with Qatar Sports Complex Developer

Texas Health Resources has entered an agreement with Qatar-based Aspire Zone Foundation to explore a North Texas partnership. A news release from the Arlington-based health system says the partnership would expand its sports medicine services and create a “center of excellence” in North Texas. The memorandum of understanding, signed on Wednesday, does not necessarily promise future collaboration. A Texas Health representative said there’s no timeline on next steps and that the details of how a partnership would present itself are yet to be determined. The spokesperson didn’t say where a center of excellence might be located or what it would… Full Story

Leaders From Texas Health, Baylor, and StratiFi Discuss Independent Physicians, Community Care, and Microhospitals (Panel Recap, Part II)

Yesterday, we ran part one of our two-part recap from last week’s D CEO Healthcare Breakfast Panel, featuring Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources; Gary Brock, chief integrated delivery network officer at Baylor Scott & White Health; and Dr. Christopher Crow, CEO of StratiFi Health and president of Catalyst Health Network. Today, we get to the second half of our panelists’ remarks, most of which come in response to questions from the audience. Comments have been edited for length and clarity. Let’s get to it: Crow on consolidation and the importance of independent physicians: “Consolidation in America in healthcare… Full Story

Leaders From Texas Health, Baylor, and StratiFi Discuss Disruption, Cost, Outpatient Growth, and Construction

Last week, we corralled a few heavy hitters in North Texas healthcare onto a stage at the AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria. Over the course of what turned out to be a little over an hour (sorry to keep you), we talked about the evolution of healthcare and impending disruption and, more than anything, about how these things are playing out in the types of investments health systems are making—and should be making, and might make in the future—in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. The panelists were Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources; Gary Brock, chief integrated delivery network… Full Story

Texas Health Allen To Get A New Tower, Adding 75 Beds

Texas Health Resources will plant $68 million in its Allen campus, putting up a three-story patient tower that will add 75 medical and surgical beds. The construction at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is set to begin next month and be ready to open by the spring of 2020. It’ll add a couple of new operating suites to the mix, as well as a second cardiac catheterization lab. The tower tacks on 108,000 square feet to Texas Health Allen, a 35-acre campus that opened in 2000. It has since added a medical office building and breast center, expanded the ER, added sports… 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

Checking In On The First Joint Healthcare Campus From the Texas Health, UTSW Partnership

The alliance between Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center is moving toward a new milestone. The two sides have a $270 million collaborative hospital and medical office building in the works in Frisco, the first facilities resulting from the partnership known as Southwestern Health Resources. It’ll be jointly owned and operated. Construction on the complex started last summer. On Tuesday, the two sides invited people out to mark the halfway point. When all is said and done, in one chunk of land at Cobb Hill and North Dallas Tollway will be: Texas Health Hospital Frisco, a 325,000 square… Full Story

More Details on Texas Health’s Planned Hospital in Mansfield

Texas Health Resources’ hospital in Mansfield will be a joint venture with Florida-based Adventist Health System. It’ll cost $150 million and be called Texas Health Hospital Mansfield. Texas Health provided the extra details about its plans late last week, after reports earlier this month on the Mansfield City Council’s approval. THR and Adventist have collaborated on hospitals previously, including 356-bed Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Adventist is one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the U.S., with nearly 50 hospital campuses. The nuts and bolts, if you missed them: This will be a four-story, 83-bed campus encompassing… 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