TULSA, Okla.-Hillcrest HealthCare System has signed a 10-year contract to manage 84-bed Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Poteau. Bobby Cox, chief executive of the county-owned hospital, will retain his position under the contract. Hillcrest's system also includes Hillcrest Medical Center and Children's Medical Center in Tulsa and Cushing (Okla.) Regional Hospital.
DALLAS-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Parkland Memorial Hospital have opened a new clinic to serve low-income families in northern Dallas near Presbyterian's campus. The clinic will be staffed by Parkland's Community Oriented Primary Care program and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's maternal health/family planning programs. Parkland is the county's tax-supported hospital.
ABILENE, Texas-Hendrick Medical Center will convert and expand an outpatient surgery center into an outpatient cancer center that will be affiliated with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Outreach Corp., Houston. Outreach Corp. is an arm of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. The $5 million cost of expansion and conversion will be funded through donations. Officials said the hospital's auxiliary had pledged $600,000 and the hospital's foundation had secured a matching grant of $1.2 million.
SAN ANGELO, Texas-Shannon Health System completed the purchase of Concho Valley Regional Hospital from Quorum Health Group, Nashville, Tenn. Terms weren't disclosed. John Geanes, Shannon's president and chief executive officer, said Concho Valley will be a satellite facility for 220-bed Shannon Medical Center. The facility will allow Shannon to expand its skilled-nursing and behavioral healthcare services. Samuel Feazell, Concho Valley's CEO, was retained as Shannon Health's chief operating officer.