Health care reform, infectious disease, medical technology and the trauma care provided during last year’s Dallas police shootings were all topics at a recent Leadership Dallas Forum, which featured several regional experts from the health care industry.
Members of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2017 Leadership Dallas class heard from those who work on the front line to care for patients as well as those in the administrative end of the health care field.
Among the speakers on the event’s “Crisis and Care” panel were medical professionals who cared for the July 7 Dallas shooting victims and included Baylor University Medical Center’s Dr. Mike Foreman and UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Dr. Brian Williams.
“That was probably one of the highlights of my career and it was probably the darkest day I’ve ever seen,” Foreman said. “Police officers were being shot so rapidly, that they were just showing up at our door.”
Williams who also explained the added emotion of having so many staff members who were spouses of police officers.
Forum speakers also included Dallas County Department of Health’s Dr. Wendy Chung, who is chief epidemiologist for the department’s Acute Communicable Disease Division; Nick Reddy, chief digital officer at Baylor Scott & White; Julie Hall-Barrow, vice president of Virtual Health & Innovation at Children’s Health; and W. Stephen Love, who spoke on health care reform.