Chief medical officer of Ascension's Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital and Seton Southwest Hospital, all in Austin, Texas. She replaces Dr. David Martin, who was promoted to CMO of Ascension Texas in August.
The Obama administration believes there is no need for pools of uncompensated-care funding since hospitals should be benefiting from coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Denton Cooley, the world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon and founder of the Texas Heart Institute, died Friday at age 96.
Pfizer has to give the Texas Health and Human Services Commission drug price information as part of the state's Medicaid program. But that information isn't supposed to be handed over to legislators.
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Mountain Valley are among the four winners of the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for excellence among businesses.
Medical schools, sometimes with assistance from federal funds, have launched initiatives to encourage students to pursue a specialty in primary care. But factors outside the control of administrators are channeling students in other directions.
A Texas pediatrician says he plans to open a second office with the money he won in an arbitration case against a marketer of electronic health record systems.
Six months before Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives announced they were in merger talks, the two hospital giants each dispatched small work teams to probe whether a deal was desirable.
Michele Pilon has been named president and chief nursing officer at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, N.C., effective Nov. 14.
The Texas Medical Board last week withdrew its appeal against Teladoc's lawsuit that alleges the state's telemedicine rules violate federal antitrust laws, sending the dispute back to a federal trial court.
Pharmacy benefit managers are facing heat for not doing enough to slow down drug price hikes. Modern Healthcare Midwest Bureau Chief Bob Herman recently asked OptumRx CEO Mark Thierer about the controversy swirling around the industry.
Safety net systems and health officials in communities with large numbers of unauthorized immigrants view caring for them as a core part of managing population health, even though the ACA expressly disqualifies them from coverage.