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D CEO Healthcare Brief (09/28/20)

Sadiant expansion, USPI awards, grant for UNTHSC researcher, and more.

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Healthcare staffing network Sadiant Health recently expanded its clinician scheduling services outside of Texas. To address nursing shortages before and during COVID-19, the company will now service clinics in Phoenix, Arizona, Cleveland, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sadiant Health pairs healthcare facilities with nurses and clinicians searching for jobs through a web and app-based staffing network.

Twenty-eight of United Surgical Partners International’s 400 facilities across the country received awards from Press Ganey recognizing excellence in patient experience during the recent 2020 award period. USPI is the nation’s largest ambulatory platform serving 2.7 million patients annually. This years’ Press Ganey awards were given to the 28 various facilities for achievements in patient experience and extraordinary achievement.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation awarded Parkland Health & Hospital System, the 2020 “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer.” The award reflects Parkland’s staff training in LGBTQ patient-centered care and policies promoting inclusivity with transgender patients.

UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth researcher Dr. Xiaowei Dong received a $1.8 million award to further research improving the effectiveness of oral drugs. The grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, allows Dr. Dong to promote water-insoluble drugs’ technological developments. Dr. Dong’s research will address the poor water solubility of commonly marketed oral drugs and improve their administration.

The National League for Nursing named The University of Texas at Arlington, a 2020 NLN Center of Excellence for the third time in recent years. The UTA nursing program was one of 17 programs across the nation to receive the award, including two student scholarships.

Ramon F. Miguez was appointed to Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Board of Managers. Miguez currently serves as the Vice President and Area Manager of HDR Engineering, where he manages over 200 employees in offices across the country. After the resignation of Dr. Gonzalo Venegas from the Parkland Board of Managers, Miguez was appointed by Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia.

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