GCSW From the Publisher - November 2014

Ebola. We heard the word so many times in October during the recent health scare. I, like many of you, started to constantly watch my Twitter feed for the latest updates and tuned in for the various news conferences. It was a situation that hit a little too close to home.

After giving my Ebola obsession some clear thought, I realized we are so fortunate to have many of the finest hospitals and physicians in the country right here in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Our November issue is befitting as we focus on health care and health care reform. If you're in need of a family physician, ob-gyn or pediatrician, we have compiled a listing of local physicians you may find very helpful as well as a listing of local clinics and area hospitals.

Our front page story takes a look into the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care. Reporter Lindsey Juarez explains how the ACA is changing the way health care is being delivered to us, changes in insurance and what happens next.

Editor Kyle G. Horst examines the limitations ACA is having on physician-owned hospitals such as Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital on page 20. CEO Traci Bernard with THR in Southlake tells us in this story the economic impact ACA has had on the hospital and the residents of Southlake and surrounding cities.

I am glad the Ebola crisis is over in Dallas as well as my obsession with it. I am also glad I live in the DFW area where the very best of medical services and professionals are available to me and my family, crisis or not.

Toni Barron, Publisher-DFW METRO, [email protected]