Category: TX Hospitals

Texas health officials investigate highest incidence of mumps in 22 years

The Texas Department of State Health services is currently investigating numerous mumps outbreaks throughout the state, collectively amounting to the highest incidence of the virus in the state in 22 years. “State, regional and local health departments are currently investigating

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13 hospitals with the most ER visits | 2017

Here are the 13 hospitals in America with the most annual emergency room visits for fiscal year 2016. Totals represent the amount of emergency room visits tallied for a single facility, rather than total ER visits for a whole health

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Good Shepherd Health System Joins CHRISTUS Health to Become CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

Good Shepherd Health System (GSHS) has announced the finalization of an agreement to become a part of CHRISTUS Health.  This agreement brings together two prestigious health systems to create CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. This joining will allow the two

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Houston’s emergency medical teams girding for Super Bowl crowds

As some 140,000 visitors descend on Houston for 10 days worth of Super Bowl contests and concerts – not to mention a certain football game – more than 100 health care professionals are suiting up for any medical problems that

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Medical billing is a national problem that’s even a bigger headache in Texas  | Health Care | Dallas News

Efforts to address the problem of surprise medical bills continue to fall short nationwide. Texas is the only state to actively collect data on it. The problem typically arises when a patient gets a bill from an out-of-network doctor after

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21 hospital closures in 2016

Hospitals across the nation face a myriad of challenges, including reimbursement cuts and dwindling inpatient volumes. These issues have caused many hospitals to close in recent years. Below are 21 hospital closures reported in 2016, beginning with the most recent.

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M.D. Anderson to cut 1,000 jobs in Houston – Houston Business Journal

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced Jan. 5 that it plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, through layoffs and retirement. The cuts are expected to save the institution around $120 million

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MD Anderson to cut about 1,000 jobs

he University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its 20,000-person workforce, as it tries to improve its financial health. At a press conference Thursday, MD Anderson officials said

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Covenant Health appoints Dr. Brian Schroeder CMO

Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant Health named Brian D. Schroeder, MD, CMO of Covenant Medical Center as well as vice president for medical affairs at Covenant Women’s and Children’s, both based in Lubbock. Dr. Schroeder, an internal medicine hospitalist and palliative care

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Seton to lay off 129 employees: 3 things to know

Austin, Texas-based Seton Healthcare Family will cut 129 jobs as it divests certain hospital revenue cycle department functions, according to an Austin American-Statesman report. Here are three things to know. 1. The layoffs, which were announced in a letter to

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