NTX Magazine Volume 2 - Page 44

Industry Spotlight Health Care Health Care Talent Pool Diverse health care programs, strong economy bring international talent to North Texas W hile North Texas – the fastest growing region in the U.S. – continually attracts business leaders from around the world, the same is true with the region’s health care industry. With 400,000 employees and more than 90 hospitals, North Texas is a major player in patient care with many specialties attracting top talent – and patients – to the region. In 2004, Dr. Rashmin Savani was recruited to visit North Texas to build a program in neonatal-perinatal medicine that encompassed the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The collaborative spirit of these three medical institutions in Dallas’ medical district impressed the physician, and for that reason alone Savani relocated to the region where he currently serves as the division director of neonatal-perinatal medicine and associate division director of pulmonary and vascular biology in the pediatrics department at UT Southwestern; chief of pediatrics at Parkland Health and Hospital System; and division director of neonatal-perinatal medicine at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Since his arrival, Savani has been able to recruit physicians to his team from across the U.S., going from nine neonatologists to 24. In 42 NTX Magazine Neonatal intensive care unit, Children’s Medical Center at Dallas addition his team opened a new state-of-the-art NICU at Children’s Medical Center, which was ranked in the top 30 children’s hospital NICUs by U.S. News and World Report within three years of opening. Children’s Medical Center is private, not-for-profit and is the seventh largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. “North Texas is an ideal location to attract the best talent nationally and internationally in all sectors of the economy, but in medicine in particular,” Savani said. “The region boasts UT Southwestern, one of the top university medical centers in the country with five Nobel Laureates, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 18 members of the Institute of Medicine. Together with Children’s Medical Center, a nationally recognized children’s hospital and home of the excellence in pediatric care, a full spectrum of state-of-the-art care for infants and children is available.” www.ntc-dfw.org