DFW Healthcare Brief: Cook Children’s and Twisted X’s Footwear Collab and Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth’s Trauma Level I Designation

Cook Children and Twisted X have partnered to create shoes designed by pediatric patients. Twisted-X designer Tuan Lee and four Cook Children patients each created their own version of the perfect shoe. The shoes are being sold at a reduced price, allowing all proceeds to be donated to Cook Children’s. The collection is available online and at a few retailers across the country.

Texas Health Harris Method Hospital Fort Worth is recognized as a Level I Trauma Center. The hospital is one of 22 Level I trauma centers in the state and the third largest in Texas. Level I trauma centers, also known as comprehensive trauma facilities, are verified by the American College of Surgeons and recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Health Fort Worth provides 24-hour trauma care. The staff includes trauma and general surgeons, as well as specialists and medical staff who have the resources and tools to care for patients requiring complex trauma care. Texas Health’s Tier I Trauma Center designation is critical for fast-growing counties like Tarrant and the surrounding area.

Buckner Retirement Services, one of Texas’ largest nonprofit senior housing providers, has appointed Michael Olmstead as its new chief operating officer. Olmstead was previously vice president of operations at Ascension Living and was responsible for leading a team that oversaw 34 communities in 11 states. In addition to his 21 years of experience, Olmstead holds a Department of Health Leadership Certificate from the Aquinas Institute of Theology; Nursing Facility Administrator License from McLennan Community College; Master of Science, Gerontology from Baylor University; Nursing Assistant Certificate from McLennan Community College; and Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) and the Alcon Foundation have formed a new partnership to bring comprehensive eye care to local students in need. The Alcon Children’s Vision Center hopes to help FWISD families by providing comprehensive on-campus eye care for students from Pre-K through twelfth grade. This service can be beneficial to many students, particularly students from low-income households who may not have access to eye care and may not be able to perform at their best in school due to visual impairments.

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