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Healthcare Brief (11/23/20)

Baylor Scott & White receives Military Friendly designation, USPI recognized for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and more.
By Jenny Rudolph |

United Surgical Partners International (USPI) facilities were named to Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021. Award winners announced this month were recognized for high quality of care and service, strong performance data, and peer recommendations. As a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, USPI facilities were recognized in over 25 states across the country, including Texas.

Dallas-based not-for-profit Health Hacking Crisis Network (HHCN) announced a Frisco high school sophomore the winner of this year’s first Children’s COVID Storybook Challenge. The winner, Rhea Rai, received a $1,000 prize for detailing the story of four second graders and a lonely old man who were neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Army veteran Wendy L. Carver, Ph.D. was announced Southwestern Health Resource’s (SWHR) new chief compliance officer. Carver received the ethics- and compliance-focused role this month after more than 30 years of healthcare experience and leadership. Carve is an active member of Health Care Compliance Association, American Psychology Association, and the National Black MBA Association.

SMU’s Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship recognized Intuitive Health in this year’s list of Dallas 100 companies. This is the dual ER and Urgent Care leader’s third year being recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held Dallas companies. Winner’s rankings will be announced during a rescheduled spring awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For its commitment to supporting veterans and service members, Baylor Scott & White Health received VIQTORY’s 2021 Top Military Friendly Employer designation. Baylor Scott & White was the only Texas health system to be recognized in the top 10, ranking fourth in the government/non-profit organizations category. The health system was awarded for supporting veterans’ and service members’ transition to the civilian workforce.

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