DFW Airport selected as favorite of business travelers

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Road warriors have spoken, and they like Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

DFW was chosen as the favorite airport of frequent business travelers in an informal survey conducted by USA Today, according to an article published Monday in the national newspaper.

Least favorite? Chicago O’Hare.

DFW was selected as the favorite airport by 45 of the 247 survey respondents. One frequent traveler, Kristine Lacoste, told the newspaper that she likes DFW’s design, which makes it easy to move between terminals, and its many dining options.

Airports in Atlanta, Detroit and San Francisco followed DFW, with travelers mentioning their modern facilities, which make layovers a pleasant expereince.

On the other hand, congestion and delays soured many on O’Hare, which was also criticized for making it difficult to move between concourses.

Overseas, travelers rated Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport as their favorite and Charles de Gaulle in Paris as their least favorite.

Hoping to swallow sales

Fort Worth-based Ampcare LLC, a client of Tech FW, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market a device to address swallowing disorders that will serve as an electrotherapy tool for speech and language pathologists.

Ampcare’s Effective Swallowing Protocol unites the benefits of electrical stimulation while incorporating proper postural strategies and a protocol of swallowing exercises, the company said.

Ampcare launches its system today at the American Speech and Hearing Association convention in Chicago. Ampcare’s products were designed by physical and speech therapists.

“This protocol will offer healthcare professionals, specifically speech language pathologists, a technologically advanced treatment approach to address swallowing difficulties,” Ampcare President and CEO Russ Campbell said in a statement.

Dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing, is a hard-to-manage medical condition that affects more than 18 million Americans.

Community Hospice partners in Waco

Fort Worth-based Community Hospice of Texas and Waco-based Providence Hospice have partnered with Providence Healthcare Network and opened an inpatient facility in St. Catherine Center at Providence Park in Waco, the companies announced.

The 6,000-square-foot Providence Hospice Place has eight patient rooms designed for terminally ill patients and their families.

“Inpatient units offer a peaceful, homelike environment,” said Andrea Green, CEO of Community of Texas/Providence Hospice.

Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727 sabaker@star-telegram.com Jim Fuquay, 817-390-7552 jfuquay@star-telegram.com Barry Shlachter, 817-390-7718 barry@star-telegram.com

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