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Texas Health Resources in AHA News Now, Becker's Hospital Review

Texas Health Resources in AHA News Now, Becker's Hospital Review

AHA News Now and Becker’s Hospital Review reported that Steve Hanson, senior executive vice president for system growth and integration for Texas Health Resources, has been appointed chair-elect for the American Hospital Association’s Section for Health Care Systems. Hanson will become chair in 2013. The AHA section provides policy development and governance guidance to the association.

Texas Health Resources in CMIO Magazine

The January issue of CMIO magazine included comments by Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, chief medical information officer of Texas Health Resources, in an article on the upcoming Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use of the electronic health record. Texas Health in 2011 received $19.5 million in federal Medicare incentive payments for attesting to Stage 1 meaningful use objectives, followed by $7.3 million in payments through Medicaid.

Texas Health Cleburne, Plano, Stephenville in Local News

Local media published stories on their communities’ first babies of 2012:

  • Mia Alexandria was born to parents Sandra and Jonas Abrego at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne at 12:35 a.m. on Jan. 2. A story appeared in the Cleburne Times-Review.
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano parents Christi and Charles Langley welcomed Dallas Carter at 6:41 a.m. on Jan. 1. A report was in the Plano Star-Courier.
  • Erath County’s first baby was Tommi Joyce Nance, born at 8 a.m. Jan. 2 to Tera and Kellen Nance at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. An article appeared in the Stephenville Empire Tribune.

Texas Institute for Surgery in Plano Profile

Plano Profile magazine featured Dr. Michael Musacchio, a neurosurgeon on the medical staff of Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. The article examines Musacchio’s high school medical lessons in Plano ISD, clinical rotation experiences and attraction to neurosurgery at an early age.


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