Which Local Healthcare Companies Are Fortune’s Best Place to Work in Texas?

It will be no surprise the businesses that were awarded by Fortune as the best places to work for women and cracked the list of top companies nationwide have also been named to the 2019 Best Workplaces in Texas list by Fortune and Great Place to Work. Encompass Health and Texas Health Resources were both made the list, placing No. 18 and 19 respectively in the Large Company category. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth placed 28 in the small and medium company category. The rankings are based 42,000 employees’ feedback about respect, opportunities for professional development, or team work for… Full Story

Most North Texas Hospital Systems Are Clearing More Than 10 Percent in Yearly Profits

This piece has been updated with a response from Baylor and as well as Baumgarten in regards to financial discrepancies.  If you sit and listen to health provider executives, they will tell you about how they want to improve the quality of care while cutting costs. They have noble goals, but the numbers show that the North Texas healthcare market is raking in the cash with middling quality results. Almost all of North Texas’ health systems have yearly 10 percent profit margins, and the most lucrative health systems have margins nearing 20 percent with yearly net incomes over $1 billion.… Full Story

Texas Health Resources and Encompass Make Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work

Texas Health Resources and Encompass Health have both been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work this year. For Texas Health, it is the fifth year in a row the hospital system has been named to the list. Texas Health cracked the top 10 at number nine, while Encompass was ranked 54. Both companies were also named to Fortune’s best places to work for women this year as well. The publication partners with Great Places to Work to survey 300,000 employees nationwide. They evaluate their confidence in the direction of their company, pride in their jobs, and relationships with co-workers.… Full Story

Southwestern Health Resources Network is No. 1 in the U.S.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave the local Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network a quality score of 100 percent after saving $30 million in 2017. The savings made it the top organization in CMS’ Next Generation Accountable Care Organization model. All 44 ACOs participating in CMS’ most high-risk model saved around $208 million in gross savings according to data from CMS. SHR is a joint effort from Texas Health Resources and UT Southwestern Medical Center whose network includes 30 hospitals and 4,000 physicians. The accountable care network manages nearly 69,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the region, and as CMS… Full Story

Pipeline Health Purchases 22 Freestanding Emergency Rooms in North Texas

California-based Pipeline Healthcare Management is partnering with Adeptus Health to purchase 22 freestanding emergency rooms in North Texas. The facilities will become licensed outpatient departments of City Hospital at White Rock and renamed City Hospital Emergency Care. Pipeline has been expanding in North Texas since its purchase of the 218-bed City Hospital at White Rock. The company is purchasing the majority stake of Texas Health Resources in the emergency rooms, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We have a successful track record of improving community healthcare through innovation and rethinking how healthcare is delivered. We’re confident our personalized approach to… Full Story

Texas Health Resources to Make Layoffs at Multiple Facilities

Texas Health Resources will be laying off less than 3 percent of its 24,000 employees, or around 700 people. The changes are coming this week as the system “takes a long-term view of its operations and continued service to the community,” according to a release. “While we regret having to take these actions, we want to be clear that only a small number of employees were affected,” said Michelle Kirby, Texas Health’s chief people officer via release. “There are job opportunities in other areas of Texas Health and we have a long track record of placing impacted employees in other roles… Full Story

Texas Health Recognized by Forbes as Top Employer for Diversity

Forbes ranked Texas Health Resources 140th on its list of Best Employers for Diversity. A total of 500 employers were honored based on employee surveys. Respondents answered open-ended questions about age, gender, equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and other diversity measures. Texas Health’s score was buoyed by units such as the medical-surgical floor at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB, which includes employees from 10 different countries. “We at Texas Health recognize the importance of a work environment where each of us feels valued and respected for all the ways we are different,” said Barclay Berdan, chief executive officer of Texas Health… Full Story

The House Call Has Returned to North Texas

Texas Health Resources is teaming up with DispatchHealth to bring back the house call. Dallas-area residents in select zip codes  can now receive urgent care in between Netflix binges. Users make a request via phone, web, or app, and, if the request is medically appropriate, a DispatchHealth medical team will arrive in their vehicle outfitted with medical supplies. Patients should be seen in under two hours, according to DispatchHealth. The teams consist of either a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, medical technician, and includes access to an on-call emergency medicine-trained physician. Reports are made and provided to the patient’s care team… Full Story

How Are Hospitals Posting Their Prices, and Is It Helpful?

The Public Health Act was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, which requires hospitals to make a public list of the hospital’s standard charges starting this year, but the posted price doesn’t tell the full story. Insurance, a person’s health, and the negotiated rate between insurers and providers complicates the out-of-pocket payment, the posted prices might not mean much to the average consumer. President and CEO of the DFW Hospital Council W. Stephen Love says the council’s member hospitals support transparency, but warn to proceed with caution. “We support transparency and want people to make informed decisions,” he says.… Full Story

Texas Health Makes Best Place to Work List, Children’s Health Tops in Liver Transplants

Glassdoor recognized Texas Health Resources on its 2019 Employee’s Choice Best Places to Work in the U.S., with the health system coming in at 89 on the list of large national companies. The award is based on employee feedback. Employees were asked about their satisfaction based on career opportunities, compensation, benefits, culture, work/life balance and more. “This is truly an honor because it came from the positive feedback of our employees,” said Michelle Kirby, executive vice president and chief people officer, Texas Health said via release. “This distinguished list again places Texas Health among some of the best companies in… Full Story