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DFW Healthcare Brief: CVS Closes Acquisition of Dallas-based Signify and Texas Health Plano Earns Internal Medicine Residency Program

Plus a C-suite addition at Oceans Healthcare, Dr. Sulman Ahmed named ADSO president, and more.

CVS Health plans to complete its acquisition of Dallas-based healthcare group, Signify Health. The announcement comes less than a year after both companies entered into a definitive agreement, under which CVS Health announced the acquisition of Signify Health for $30.50 per share in cash for a total transaction value of approximately $ 8 billion. The acquisition is among several made by CVS Health to extend further into healthcare services. 

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently approved an internal medicine residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Texas Health Plano has a Level II trauma center, Level IV maternal care facilities, and a comprehensive stroke center. The addition of a new residency program aims to tackle a nationwide physician shortage. The first class of internal medicine residents will begin their three-year training programs in July 2024. The program will add ten more residents in July 2025 and July 2026, for a total program size of thirty residents.  

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) elected Dr. Sulman Ahmed as the association’s new President. Dr. Ahmed has served on the ADSO Executive Committee for five years and is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Dallas- based DECA Dental Group. Dr. Ahmed will also be a keynote speaker at ADSO’s annual summit in late March, in Orlando, Florida.  

Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health company headquartered in Plano, announced Tammy Steele as the new executive vice president and chief people officer. Steele has over 30 years of human resource experience, having previously worked at AccentCare as chief people officer for five years and as senior vice president of human resources at Concentra. Steele will be responsible for leading Oceans Healthcare’s human resources department.  

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) presented by the Society for Science is seeking over 500 volunteers and several dozen judges for ISEF 2023. The event is set to take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Saturday, May 13 to Friday, May 19. Regeneron ISEF 2023 is the largest pre-college STEM competition where more than 1,800 high school students from around the world compete for nearly $6 million in awards. There are various volunteer opportunities and shift schedules available, including judging opportunities. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is on Thursday, May 11, at ISEF 2023 (