Foundation hosts CPPS course for 60 attendees

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hosted a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) review course on August 15 at the Arlington Convention Center. More than 60 attendees turned out for the course. The CPPS credential is earned by professionals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the […]

Patient Safety Summit concludes with a two-day total of 350 attendees

Day two of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit closed out today at the Arlington Convention Center with more than 350 total attendees participating. Speakers today included Dave Dravecky, cancer survivor and former MLB pitcher for the San Francisco Giants discussing “Teamwork and Resilience,” Coleen Smith, director of high reliability […]

Day 1 of the Patient Safety Summit kicked off today in Arlington

Day one of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit kicked off today at the Arlington Convention Center with more than 200 attendees participating. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety,” with Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation, opening the program to discuss “Creating a Culture of […]

Foundation to host “Ligature Risk Standards” class on Oct. 1

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation will host the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” on Monday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The class is intended for healthcare employees who may not be familiar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks in the […]

DFWHC teams with Argos Health to host Aug. 30 webinar “VA Hospital Claims”

With the many frustrations related to VA claims, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Argos Health will team together to host the webinar “VA Hospital Claims: Deconstructing the Resolution Process” on Thursday, August 30 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Kirby Yawn, a senior vice president at Argos Health will serve as the main speaker, with DFWHC […]

United Way visits the Foundation to film promotional video

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas visited the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation offices today to film segments of a promotional video touting the Better Skills Better Jobs Grant. The video will highlight the patient care technician job efforts with United Way Dallas and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. Sally Williams, the director of the DFWHC […]

Patient Safety Summit – Captain Dan Birbeck speaker spotlight

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than two weeks away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. One of the keynote speakers on the second day of the event is Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital District Police. Captain Birbeck’s topic will be “Active Shooter Training […]

Patient Safety Summit – just two weeks away!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is just two weeks away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety.” Keynote speakers will include Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation; Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and […]

Local panelists discuss Better Skills Better Jobs Grant

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted area hospital employers and a panel of experts to discuss the Better Skills Better Jobs Grant yesterday at the Catholic Charities of Dallas. Panelists included Trish Jackson of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Kay Kirby of Methodist Health System and Gerard Camacho […]

Patient Safety Summit – Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton, Jr. speaker spotlight

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than a month away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. One of the keynote speakers on the first day of the event on August 13 is Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, Jr., the 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. […]