“U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the seventh year in a row,” announced Houston Methodist. “U.S. News has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital as one of the top hospitals in the country for the past 26 years. This year, Houston Methodist Hospital is ranked in eight specialties, the most of any hospital in the state. Half of these eight specialties are ranked in the top 25 in the country. U.S. News recognizes Houston Methodist Hospital with a perfect score in nine common adult procedures and conditions including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.”
“Greg Gerard, MHA has been named president of Baptist Health Richmond. Greg has served as interim president since January when Todd Jones accepted a new position with BayCare Health System in Clearwater, Fla,” said Baptist Health in a news release. “Gerard joined Baptist Health in 2015 as Vice President of Ambulatory Services. Prior to joining Baptist Health, Greg worked for KentuckyOne Health for seven years as president of Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph London. Gerard earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University.”
“Presbyterian Health Plan is taking on some 85,000 Medicaid patients in New Mexico from another insurance carrier, UnitedHealthcare, the Presbyterian president said. The move comes as United has resolved its appeal in state District Court of a state decision to end its Medicaid managed care contract in the coming year. That leaves another care provider, Molina Healthcare, whose contract ends in January, with a pending challenge. Molina provides managed care to more than 217,000 Medicaid recipients. Starting Sept. 1, United clients of Centennial Care 2.0, the state Medicaid program, will be served instead by Presbyterian, said Presbyterian Health Plan President Brandon Fryar. In most cases, those patients will be able to keep their doctors, as well as the care coordinators the patients worked with at United, he said.” Read more at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
“National Jewish Health has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 Best Hospitals rankings,” announced National Jewish Health in a statement. “National Jewish Health has ranked #1 or #2 all 22 years that U.S. News has ranked pulmonology in its Best Hospitals list. This is the 17th year the organization has been #1. Founded 119 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.”
“Methodist Health System plans to build a 190,000 square foot full-service acute care hospital and a 45,000 square foot medical office building west of U.S. 287 near the Midlothian ISD multi-purpose stadium,” said Methodist Health System in a news release. “The hospital is scheduled to open in 2020 with 44 beds and the capacity to expand to 80 beds. This will be Midlothian’s first hospital. Midlothian is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the DFW Region, and Methodist has long been a leader in healthcare in the Midlothian region by providing high quality healthcare services to the residents of Midlothian and its surrounding communities. This facility will be the 11th hospital to proudly carry the Methodist brand, as owners or through affiliation.”