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Texas Health in D Healthcare Daily story on presenteeism
02/06/2014

Texas Health in D Healthcare Daily story on presenteeism

A D Healthcare Daily article on “presenteeism,” or coming to work while sick or fatigued, includes comments by Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer of Texas Health Resources, and Rosemarie Aznavorian, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Central Staffing. Texas Health centrally monitors nurse work schedules at all facilities to allow adequate sleep and avoid excessive 12-hour shifts, and maintains a pool of more than 400 supplemental nurses to draw on in case of an outbreak in illness or special circumstances. Click here to read the article.

Texas Health in Ch. 5 story

KXAS (Ch. 5) last night concluded a two-part series about a married couple who were surprised that the physician who treated them separately in the emergency department at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth was out-of-network, when the hospital is in-network under their health insurance plan. Wendell Watson, Texas Health Resources spokesman, was quoted in the online story. Click here to see the story.

Texas Health Fort Worth’s Stage 7 Award featured in D Healthcare Daily

D Healthcare Daily highlighted Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for earning the Stage 7 Award from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, meaning the hospital is operating at the highest level of electronic health record adoption. Barclay Berdan, Texas Health’s chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, was quoted in the article, which can be viewed here.

iHealthBeat features Texas Health’s Dr. Velasco

Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, chief health information officer for Texas Health Resources was quoted in an iHealthBeat article on health care IT opportunities in 2014. Click here to read the article.

Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing features Texas Health Alliance

Kellie McGee, speech language pathologist for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, was interviewed for a story in Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing on the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia. Click here to read the story.

Texas Health Alliance CAP Accreditation featured in local blogs

Several online blogs (Trophy Club, Keller, Haslet and Bedford BubbleLife) featured posts about Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance’s recent laboratory accreditation by the College of American Pathologists. Clint Abernathy, professional services officer at Texas Health Alliance, was quoted.

Texas Health Physicians Group’s Jim Parobek in the news

D Healthcare Daily recently featured the appointment of Jim Parobek as senior vice president of operations for Texas Health Physicians Group. Click here to see the item, in which he was quoted. Parobek’s hiring also appeared in print editions and on the websites of The Dallas Business Journal and The Morning Journal (Lorain, Ohio), as well online at The Courier-Journal and Business First (both of Louisville, Ky.), The Scrubs Report and Arlington BubbleLife.com.

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