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Healthcare Brief (01/14/21)

Tenet acquires surgery centers and offloads urgent care, BSW Foundation's new president, Medical City's food bank donation, and more.
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Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation has named Ben Renberg its new president. Renberg brings 25 year sof experience in the nonprofit world, and was most recently senior associate vice president of alumni affairs and development at Cornell University. “Ben has an excellent reputation as a strategist and fundraiser. He is a proven leader with an impressive track record,” said Norm Bagwell, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation board via release. “We look forward to working with him to build on the legacy of excellence and success for which the Foundation is known.”

Medical City Healthcare’s “Healthier Tomorrows Food Drive”collected thousands of pounds of food for 13 local food banks and raised $10,000 for the stretched resource. “We know that good nutrition is crucial to good health,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Our ‘Healthier Tomorrows Food Drive’ is another important example of how our colleagues live out our mission to the care and improvement of human life every day.”

Buckner Retirement Services (BRS) was ranked 16th in Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine.  “This have been a challenging year for the residents and staff of senior living communities,” said Buckner Retirement Services Senior Vice President Charlie Wilson via release. “The senior living industry may be one of the most impacted industries by COVID-19. The employees of our six communities across Texas have sacrificed so much to be on the frontlines of the pandemic, and we are eternally thankful for their sacrifices.”

Tenet Healthcare has acquired a portfolio of up to 45 ambulatory surgery centers from SurgCenter Development, which will be operated by Tenet’s United Surgical Partners International. Additionally, FastMed will acquire 87 locations of Tenet’s urgent care platform, which is operated under the CareSpot and MedPost brands and managed by USPI.

Village Health Partners has named Suzanne Phan as Chief Operating Officer. She comes after serving as vice president of operations and co-ethics and compliance officer at Hospital Corporation of America – Reston Hospital Center and vice president of administration at Nutrition Management Services Company.”Suzanne has a successful track record of helping organizations succeed,” said Jamison Albracht, President and physician at Village Health Partners via release. “With her leadership skills and expertise, I am confident that she will be an asset to our organization and to the patients we serve.”

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