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DFW Healthcare Brief: Texas in Need of Nurses and a New CEO at Southwestern Medical Foundation

Plus, recognition for Medical City Dallas and a new presidential advisory board chair at UTSW.
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New research conducted by Tipalti, an accounting software company, determined that nursing positions are the most in-demand jobs in Texas. The company analyzed the number of job listings for 34 different jobs and revealed that nursing roles currently make up 28 percent of the state’s job vacancies. There are an estimated 44,486 nursing job vacancies in Texas.  


Southwestern Medical Foundation has appointed Michael McMahan as the new chief executive officer. McMahan previously worked at the George W. Bush Presidential Center as vice president of corporate planning and development. Southwestern Medical Foundation currently manages one thousand funds that support the UT Southwestern Medical Center. It has made over $800 million in grants to UT Southwestern in the past 80 years.  


Debra Hunter Johnson, founder of Reciprocity Consulting Group, has been named chair of the President’s Advisory Board at UT Southwestern Medical Center for the 2023-2025 term. Johnson has over 30 years of professional experience and serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Women’s Foundation board and co-chairs its Economic Leadership Council. She also serves on the Dallas Economic Development Corporation Board and is chair of its CEO Search Committee.  


Healthgrades has recognized Medical City Dallas as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and as a 2023 Stroke Care Excellence Award recipient. This recognition places Medical City Dallas in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for stroke care. To identify the top performing hospitals, Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for the 31 most common conditions at 4,500 hospitals across the nation. Medical City Dallas is designated as a Level 1 Comprehensive Stroke Center, with staff that includes stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, and specially trained nurses.  

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