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DFW Healthcare Brief: Children’s Medical Center Foundation’s $1 Million Gift and Medical City Dallas’ New CMO

Plus Hope Cottage's maternal health clinic and Care N' Care health plan got hacked.
Courtesy: Children's Health

Children’s Medical Center Foundation announced a $1 million donation from Take 5 Oil Change and Take 5 CarWash to support expansion at Children’s Medical Center Plano. The foundation has raised $14 million for the health system’s expansion, including $7.5 million from Bright Industries and $500,000 from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. Take 5 is part of Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America that has donated more than $4 million to support children’s hospitals around the country.

Dr. Alan Harmatz is now the chief medical officer of Medical City Dallas, where he will oversee quality, safety, risk management, and other aspects at Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas, Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Spine Hospital. He was most recently the CMO of HCA Healthcare’s Florida Brandon Hospital, and developed a software program to reduce medical complications that HCA implemented across the country. Harmatz began his career as a plastic surgeon after being trained in New York, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Adoption and foster care nonprofit Hope Cottage announced plans to partner with HHM health to provide a maternal health clinic in East Dallas with a $2 million gift from the George and Fay Young Foundation. The clinic will be named for George and Fay Young’s late daughter, Carol Young Marvin, whom they adopted through Hope Cottage. The clinic will provide mothers with parenting education, case management, and access to community services during and after their pregnancies, as well as information if women want to explore adoption.

Local medicare advantage company Care N’ Care Health Plan let members know that personal information from CNC members was connected to a security incident connected to a third party administrator that processes claims called TMG. It was part of a global cybersecurity breach connected to the MOVEit Transfer Application, which also impacted UT Southwestern. CNC says it is working with TMG to update systems and block these types of activities and working with law enforcement.


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