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DFW Healthcare Brief: New C-Suiters at Medical City McKinney and Form Bio

Plus, recognition for Methodist Dallas Medical Center and HSC Physical Health opens in Fort Worth.
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Allen Marsh has been named chief operating officer for Medical City McKinney. Since 2019, Marsh has served as COO of Medical City Lewisville. He began his HCA Healthcare career in 2016, as vice president of neurosciences, orthopedics, and spine services for the Continental Division.  


Form Bio, a computational life sciences platform, announced the appointment of Linda Murray as Chief Financial Officer. Murray previously served as the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Cambridge Mobile Telematics. As CFO of Form Bio, Murray will be responsible for leading the company’s financial and operating infrastructure.  


The National Pancreas Foundation recognized Methodist Dallas Medical Center as an approved Center of Excellence. Methodist Dallas, recognized for its treatment of pancreatitis and for pancreatic cancer, will be the only hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth to receive this honor. An approved NPF Center must meet criteria such as employing expert physician specialties, which includes gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists. The center must also have patient focused programs like pain management services and psychosocial support.   


The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth School of Health Professions has opened HSC Physical Health, an expansion of FitSteps for Life. FitSteps for Life is a statewide program that specializes in cancer exercise treatment, prescribing individualized and structured exercise for cancer patients. The Fort Worth location will be offering free individualized therapy to cancer patients and survivors.  The new 3,751-square foot location at Camp Bowie Blvd, sits within the NeuroKinetix/Neurological Recovery Center. In addition to the exercise program, FitSteps for Life offers Cuisine for Healing, which provides free meals for patients and Shine Therapy oncology massage, designed to help patients with the stressors that come with cancer treatment. The free program is open to any cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. To enroll, a patient must have a referral from a primary care physician or oncologist.

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