DFW Healthcare Brief: Medical City Fort Worth Accolades and New Signify Partnerships

Medical City Fort Worth has been recertified with the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain and received two consecutive three-star ratings in 2021 from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, which places the hospital in the top tier of hospitals for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada. The hospital is also ranked in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the Uniform Data System Database for Medical Rehabilitation, which rates 80 percent of all inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide. .

The Signify Health digital platform launched the Signify Health Partner Program to connect value-based solutions focused on improving home care with other segments of the healthcare industry. The partnership aims to accelerate innovation, giving partners the opportunity to participate in episodes of care programs managed by Signify. Current partners are Quartet Health, a mental health screening and care coordination tool, Medalogix, which uses predictive modeling to provide individualized care plans, and Refer Well, a virtually integrated network that connects patients to providers. high quality care.

Caregiver support society Cariloop has announced its first impact manager. Steven Theesfeld will become the first business impact manager after serving as the integrity manager. He helped found the company in 2012 and helped establish an award-winning culture and work with people, finance and operations teams.

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation has hired Natasha Goburdhun as Vice President of Connected Communities of Care, and promoted Dr. Yolande Pengetnze to Vice President of Clinical Leadership and Albert Karam to Vice President of Data Strategy Analytics. Goburdhun has 20 years of experience in strategic planning and operations with a health plan and will provide information on community health and social needs. Pengetnze joined PCCI in 2013 and leads a number of projects including projects on pediatric asthma and support for preterm birth prevention. Karam has been with PCCI since 2016 and focuses on data science platforms, predictive algorithms and real-time decision support for Parkland and other institutions.


Will is the editor of CEO magazine and editor of D CEO Healthcare. He wrote about health care…