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Charles Hankins, MD, MBA, and Cris Daskevich, MHA, MBA, recently joined The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and CHRISTUS Health System teams, ushering in a new era of leadership and growth.
We all know someone who has a mental illness. In fact, according to the National Institute on Mental Health, one in six U.S. adults currently lives with a mental illness.1
By now you have probably heard that ketamine infusion therapy is proving itself to be a very disruptive technology in the treatment of severe treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many clinicians are beginning to understand that ketamine represents a real paradigm shift from the more traditional treatments for mental health disorders.
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the massively complex Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. The vast majority of tax provisions are effective after 2017, but there is one particular provision to know regarding the ability to more rapidly write off new and used depreciable property purchased after Sept. 27, 2017. Much tax planning should come from this new tax law.
Denise Smith, Vice President and Private Banker for Amegy Bank in San Antonio, explains how Amegy Bank can help healthcare professionals.
Ah, that fresh New Year smell is in the air. For many, the New Year is a fresh start to tackle those resolutions made either personally or for your practice. New personal goals, new business objectives and, of course, new changes to the tax code! That’s right; Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on Dec. 20, 2017, which applies to years 2018–2025. This article will discuss the bigger picture income tax changes for both business and personal income taxes.
This minimally invasive technology temporarily reverses blood flow in the brain to prevent devastating strokes.
Each year, the list of treatment options for patients with heart problems becomes longer and more sophisticated. Finding the right treatment means finding the right providers — a choice that also is becoming more complex.
Despite steady advancements in medical care, the epidemic of chronic disease continues to affect more than half of all Americans each year, depriving millions of the quality of life they deserve while accounting for 86 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures1. Cardiovascular disease, in particular, remains the No.1 cause of morbidity and mortality plaguing adults, responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths2. Legacy Heart Care — with its commitment to quality care, patient education and clinical research — is emerging on the frontline as a key player in patient-centered care. As the largest provider of Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) since 2003, Legacy’s mission is simple: to improve the health and touch the life of every patient it treats.
The human heart is a wonderful machine, but sometimes it develops problems. The major plumbing problems are well known: heart attacks, tight valves, leaky valves and weakness of the muscle in its walls.
Joint pain and swelling are common complaints for patients of all ages. These symptoms are often a result of damage to the joint (or articular) cartilage, which can be extremely painful and debilitating. Whether the damage occurs as the result of an acute trauma or degeneration over time, it can be difficult to manage for both the patient and the clinician.
Rapid Recovery Center from Mainstreet Health is bringing a model of post-acute care to San Antonio that will set a new standard for how patients heal and rehabilitate after surgery or serious illness — and it starts with medical care that takes the services of a traditional skilled nursing facility to the next level.
Online and offline data security continues to challenge large and small businesses, costing companies money — real money. Unlike consumers, businesses do not enjoy the same protection when they experience fraud on their commercial bank accounts. It’s critical that businesses know their liability and responsibility when dealing with cyber fraud.
University Hospital has received Level IV NICU designation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the state of Texas, further cementing the hospital’s commitment to providing exceptional care for newborns with complex conditions and their families.
With the ever-increasing number of rules and regulations that doctors face from several different governing authorities, many doctors just leaving medical school are opting to work for others as employees. However, there are those spirited entrepreneurs who want to run their own medical practice.
Answers to questions about why you would want to change your medical practice’s bottom line should be obvious: To increase revenue and decrease expenses. However, this can be easier said than done. This article addresses a few examples regarding increasing revenue and decreasing expenses.
As evidence mounts for the importance of addressing cancer’s hidden effects, Methodist Healthcare is building on a decades-old history of pioneering holistic cancer care in San Antonio and south Texas.
Implants are the most common method of breast reconstruction performed today, but they are not considered the gold standard. Because of the extra training needed and the complexity of more advanced procedures like the DIEP flap, few centers in the U.S. truly offer the full spectrum of breast reconstruction procedures. Unfortunately, reports today show seven out of 10 women are never told about all their breast reconstruction options, with many believing implants are the only choice.
The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is optimally achieved through a well-orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Breast Center Network was created over five years ago to provide Bexar County and South Texas with an efficient and compassionate model to prevent and treat breast cancer. As a result the Breast Center has garnered and maintained national recognition and certification of excellence through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).