Dr. Mark Bell, president and founder of Pipeline Health, said the emergency rooms would operate in "a spoke-and-hub-like model" with the hospital by sharing information and standardizing patient care. He said the 22 facilities would initially focus on emergency care but might add primary care in the future."Our goal is to improve the efficiencies of patient care and create a one-stop shop for patients seeking acute care and outpatient care," he said.City Hospital Emergency Care facilities are spread across the region in Dallas, Fort Worth and suburbs including Arlington, Frisco and Lewisville. They will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and will include a radiology suite with a CT scanner, digital X-ray and ultrasound, and an on-site laboratory.Bell said the company was looking to expand in North Texas, the Chicago area and other parts of the country. … [Read more...] about California-based Pipeline Health expands in Dallas area, buys 22 stand-alone emergency rooms
3. Chris Turner is riding high. The Grand Prairie Democrat rolled into Austin this month knowing he'd have 12 more seats to bolster his party's ranks in the Texas House.Two weeks ago, he was re-elected to a second consecutive term as leader of the House Democratic Caucus. And last week, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen unexpectedly named Turner chairman of the influential higher education committee.It all may be too much for a caucus chairman who has mostly focused on damage control the past few sessions in the Republican-dominated Legislature. But Turner expects House Democrats, who have pulled within nine seats of holding the majority, to play a big role.4. Other than Turner, which other lawmakers were given powerful committee assignments? Here's a look at who won big and who lost out. 5. Two North Texans were sworn in Monday as members of the Texas State Board of Education, where they will spend the next four years determining what the state's children … [Read more...] about Political Points: Did non-citizens vote in Texas, and which presidential candidate stopped in Dallas?
By Olivia Vanni | [email protected] | Boston HeraldJanuary 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has its Woman of the Year. The landmark organization has just named Bryce Dallas Howard as its latest lady of honor and has announced that she’ll be coming to take part in the traditional fanfare this week. The award, which has been going strong since 1951, will have the redheaded actress, director and producer participate in a series of celebratory customs that are slated to start at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The festivities will first have Howard parading through the streets of Cambridge, before the theater troupe hosts its time-honored roast and presents her with the coveted Pudding Pot at their historic Harvard Square home, Farkas Hall. Following a press conference with 2019’s guest of honor, Hasty Pudding Theatricals will end the evening with a preview of its 171st production, “France France Revolution.” The show will serve as a … [Read more...] about Bryce Dallas Howard is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year
Updated 9:28 am PST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 FILE -- In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo actor Bryce Dallas Howard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Howard, an actor, producer and director, has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) less FILE -- In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo actor Bryce Dallas Howard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Howard, an actor, producer ... more Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo: Chris Pizzello, Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE -- … [Read more...] about Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding
New data from Lyft suggests its Dallas-Fort Worth riders added $70.7 million to the local economy last year and are 67 percent less likely to drive impaired due to the availability of the ridesharing service. But at what cost?Lyft's data detailing its impact on spending comes on the tail of another study pointing to ridesharing companies as contributing to the declining use of public transit.That study, conducted by civil engineers at the University of Kentucky, found that for every year ridesharing companies are present in a city, rail ridership can be expected to decrease 1.3 percent and bus ridership can be expected to drop by 1.7 percent. It also suggests the effect "builds with each passing year."Ridesharing companies often tout their services as supplementing public transportation -- filling in gaps where transit systems don't meet commuters' needs. Lyft's report estimates that ridesharing increases public transit ridership … [Read more...] about Lyft says it reduces impaired driving and boosts the Dallas-Fort Worth economy. But at what cost?