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Breaking Ground

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group celebrates the opening of their n…

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group celebrated the official opening of its new location near Sienna Plantation, Lake Olympia, and Riverstone with an open house enjoyed by over 250 attendees. The new...

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Financial Perspectives

Preventing physician merger hiccups down the road

BY REED TINSLEY, CPA, CVA, CFP, CHBC So you have decided to enter into a merger. Congratulations, you have completed tireless hours of feasibility analysis and chosen your partners with the utmost ca...

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Hospital Headlines

CHRISTUS Health announces joint venture with Velocity Care increasing …

CHRISTUS Health announced recently that it has formed a joint venture with Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Centers. The urgent care organization has four locations in Shreveport, LA, Bossier City, LA, ...

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Integrative Medicine

Spirituality in health care

BY JESSICA BRACKS, The University of Texas Medical Branch, SOM Class of 2016 Spirituality and religious practices are highly prevalent among the general populace. Many have daily or weekly rituals in...

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Leadership Development

Nurse Spotlight: Anthony Bodnar

Growing up, Anthony Bodnar always knew he wanted to pursue a career that would make a difference in the lives of others as he was determined to leave his mark on the world. After taking the advice of ...

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Legal Affairs

CMS publishes new exceptions and several clarifications to Stark Law

BY MARY M. BEARDEN AND ALLISON SHELTON, Brown & Fortunato, P.C. On November 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register a final rule (Final Ru...

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Texas Hospital Assoc.

The gift of health insurance

Special to Medical Journal – Houston BY TED SHAW, President/CEO, Texas Hospital Association Since the start of open enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace at the beginning of November...

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Technology

New imaging agent available at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital a…

The first imaging agent approved by the FDA for use in capturing images of the brain is now being used by neurologists at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to accurately diagnose patients with a p...

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Special Reports

Growing taller

BY MICHAEL SHIRLEY, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Principal, FKP Architects Gowned surgeons, nurses and technicians surround the operating table. As the camera pans out, a mock cardiac surgery begins, reveali...

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