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Ambulance service in Texas now delivering home care

Audio file at the link below… https://www.marketplace.org/2017/02/16/world/ambulance-service-texas-delivers-home-care For more than a decade, John Farris traveled through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas, working 911 calls. As a paramedic for MedStar, he would ask himself: Could he prevent these 911 calls in the first place? It’s a question that went against […]


National Safety Council Honors MedStar with ‘Exemplary’ Traffic Safety Award

Fort Worth, TX – The National Safety Council is recognizing MedStar for its proven commitment to traf-fic safety. MedStar is one of four organizations receiving the prestigious Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards, presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation. “This is our second year to […]


MedStar Works to Match the Right Care with the Right Price in Fort Worth

President Donald Trump has promised health care will be one of his top priorities in office. Hours after he was sworn in last Friday, he signed his first executive order outlining plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now while patients and providers wait to see what’s next, MedStar ambulance […]


Trump’s executive order on the ACA: 5 things to know

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday evening aimed at immediately lessening the economic burden of the ACA as Republican lawmakers work on a repeal and replacement plan. Here are five things to know about the scope of the executive order. 1. The order offers broad guidance. It authorizes […]


How Health Care Can Innovate, Create Value

Health care is an “attractive” industry. Everybody wants it. It is vital to people, families, neighborhoods, cities, states, countries and their governments. It therefore attracts an abundance of bright, motivated, caring people and some of the world’s most sophisticated technology.   Health care also attracts money. U.S. health care, in particular, […]


UnitedHealth’s Optum to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 billion

In an effort to fulfill its mission to expand its provider footprint to serve about two-thirds of the U.S. population, Optum has agreed to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates for about $2.3 billion in a cash and stock deal. Deerfield, Il..-based SCA owns or operates 190 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical […]