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DFW Healthcare Brief: New C-Suiter at Medical City Arlington and TimelyMD Placed on Forbes List

Plus, awards for Texas Health Resources and the VA North Texas Healthcare System
By Shreeya Khatry |

Dillon Rai has been named COO for Medical City Arlington, and began his role at the start of the month. Rai has previously held leadership positions with Medical City’s parent company, HCA healthcare since 2018. His most recent position was associate chief operating officer at HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center, a Level I Trauma center.

TimelyMD, a virtual health and well-being startup was placed 26th out of more than 2,600 companies on the Forbes annual America’s Best Startup Employers list. Founded in 2017, TimelyMD offers telehealth services exclusively to students enrolled in higher education programs. The company serves over1.5 million students at more than 250 colleges and universities by providing round-the-clock mental health support, in addition to medical care. Timely MD was also recently recognized as the fastest growing technology company in North Texas by Tech Titans.

Texas Health Resources received the 2022 Bill Aston Award for Quality from the Texas Hospital Association for the fourth time. The hospital has implemented a system to help with early detection of ischemic strokes in patients. Ischemic strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is obstructed by a blocked vessel and is the most common type of stroke. Texas Health’s Early Recognition and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke Reliable Care Blueprinting module, or RCB, aims to decrease mortality of stroke patients. The RCB model allows physicians to follow standardized methods to perform efficient tests and treatments on stroke patients. According to the CDC, Stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States, with almost 800,00 annual occurrences.

The VA North Texas Health Care System was recognized for improving patient safety by utilizing TeleSitter, an inpatient virtual care system. AvaSure, the inventor of TeleSitter awarded the hospital with the VA Healthcare System Award for improving patient safety measures for more than 2,500 patients.

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