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Texas Health Resources on KERA-FM
08/30/2012

Texas Health Resources on KERA-FM

Dr. Mark Lester, Southeast zone clinical leader for Texas Health Resources, was interviewed on KERA (90.1 FM) for a story on federal incentives for hospitals to reduce readmissions of heart and pneumonia patients. Lester noted that Texas Health is enhancing post-acute care services to help reduce readmissions as part of an effort to improve well-being across the continuum of care. The story was also referenced on FierceHealthcare.com.

Texas Health Resources in Health Data Management

The September issue of Health Data Management included a profile of Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, chief health information officer for Texas Health Resources. The “Executive Session” profile mentioned Texas Health’s successful electronic health record implementation, innovative social media initiatives and focus on population and community health.

Texas Health Resources in Dallas Morning News

A business column in The Dallas Morning News mentioned that Texas Health Resources is helping sponsor the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program. The six-year initiative will serve 70 schools and more than 25,000 students. The schools receive teacher fitness and nutrition training along with funding for physical education equipment, health promotions and parent education tools. Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne and Texas Health employee volunteers will participate in a kickoff event at Arapaho Classical Magnet in Richardson on Tuesday.

Texas Health Arlington Memorial on KDAF-TV

We anticipate a story on KDAF-TV (Ch. 33) about irregular work shifts and eating habits. Denice Taylor, a registered dietitian at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Wilson Mask, a registered nurse at Texas Health Arlington Memorial, were both featured.

Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth on KXAS-TV, KDAF-TV

KXAS-TV (Ch. 5) and KDFW-TV (Ch. 4) each featured a story on a Girl Scout who donated some hand-made baby caps to the hospital she was born in, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Cathy Johnson, director of Women’s Services, was featured.

Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in Dallas Morning News

Dr. Richard Rhodes, orthopedic and sports medicine doctor on the medical staff for the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about the importance of chest protection in youth baseball.

Texas Health Dallas on NeighborsGo.com

An article on NeighborsGo.com featured Dr. Brian Le, an electrophysiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The story highlighted a new procedure being performed by Le to prevent stroke in atrial-fibrillation patients. Le was the first physician in North Texas and one of only a handful in Texas to perform the minimally invasive procedure.

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