JPS Health Network today has broken ground on the system’s new Psychiatric Emergency Center for the treatment of patients experiencing a mental health crisis. The new building is part of the JPS bond package to modernize the system’s facilities. The 80,000 square foot facility will increase patient spaces from 30 in the current center to 90, and will be on the southwest corner of the JPS campus. The facility will be the only one of its kind in Tarrant County and will be open 24 hours a day. Construction should begin before the end of year and take two years or less.
Pediatrician Dr. Bret Burton, is now the chief medical officer at Medical City Fort Worth. He has been in healthcare for more than 30 years, and was most recently the CMP for Rio Grande General Regional Hospital, an HCA affiliated facility in South Texas. Burton was also a physician in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and was chief of quality, patient safety, and several chief medical officer positions.
The American Heart Association and HCA Healthcare are partnering for a North Texas initiative called Getting to the Heart of Stroke. The work will seek to address barriers to health equity and improve outcomes by creating a learning collaborative with healthcare professionals at Medical City, educating and deepening the collaboration between neurology and cardiology teams, empowering patients to manage stroke risk via a stroke management tool, and addressing disparities in women’s health, blood pressure management, nutrition security and tobacco/vaping prevention.
North Texas ENT practice Associates of Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery has joined the physician-led community of practices at ENT Specialty Partners. Associates is based in Flower Mound and been in business since 1996. ESP is one of the largest independent ESP practices in the country and has 16 locations throughout Texas.