Category: TX Hospitals

New schedule II prescription forms required starting January 1

Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning January 1, 2019. The new forms are now available from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). After January 1, official schedule II prescription forms that were issued before

Texas health group cashes in on state’s rural hospital crisis

AUSTIN, Texas — The Hashmi group’s hospitals don’t accept commercial insurance, charge unusually high rates and have run afoul of state inspectors. But the rural community of Bowie, Texas, felt like it got a lifeline when the Dallas for-profit offered

About 20 Bexar County agencies band together to improve mental health care – San Antonio

Roughly 1,400 people a day use Haven for Hope as an overnight homeless shelter, the largest in San Antonio. The bustling 37-acre facility, just a mile west of downtown, is considered state of the art, with an outdoor sleeping courtyard,

UTMB negotiating lease of Webster hospital that closed in May – TMC News

Officials from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are engaged in talks to lease a Webster hospital that closed abruptly in May—an arrangement which would deepen UTMB’s mission in the region. The Bay Area Regional Medical Center, which

8 year sentence for assaulting ER nurse

BRYAN, TX – A 35-year-old Bryan man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for assaulting an emergency room nurse. Merwyn Melford Mexicano entered a guilty plea Wednesday to charges he punched the nurse  in the face while being

By making strides in efficiency, Parkland is changing the landscape of health care | Commentary | Dallas News

Nestled in Parkland’s emergency department is a nondescript, cubicle-filled room. TVs displaying live video feed of the hospital entrances line the wall alongside what appears to be a giant spreadsheet of hospital names. Only the sight of an occasional medic grabbing

Bay Area Regional Medical Center Announces Closure | Bay Area Regional Medical Center

Bay Area Regional Medical Center, LLC (Bay Area Regional) a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced the closing of Bay Area Regional and will be filing for bankruptcy next week. Bay Area Regional invested $200 million during

Could A Co-Pay Curb Emergency Room Abuse? « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

A U.S. Representative is weighing in on the idea of charging a co-pay to Medicaid patients who go to North Texas hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency reasons. Rep. Michael Burgess is also a doctor. The Republican Congressman says part of

East Texas tops U.S. with flu cases

East Texas and the state have fallen deep into flu season, with reports showing this area has some of the highest levels of flu activity in the country. A Walgreens index shows the Longview-Tyler area leads the nation in flu

Two Texas ERs got bad reviews online. Now they want Google to help them find out who did it

Two North Texas free-standing emergency room operators want tech giant Google to give up the identities of nearly two dozen reviewers who rated them poorly online. Highland Park Emergency Center on Lemmon Avenue and Preston Hollow Emergency Room on Walnut