Tanya Lord discusses patient and family engagement with area hospitals

More than 30 attendees were present this morning at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation offices in Irving to discuss plans for a new community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council. Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities provided the presentation and served as speaker. A national expert, […]

Meet Chief Richard Picciotto, our keynote speaker on April 25

Fire Chief Richard Picciotto will serve as the keynote speaker during the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center. The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Chief Picciotto was on a stairwell between the […]

Using data to drive community action

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation Let’s use data to drive community action. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has partnered with the Community Council of Greater Dallas, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation and the University of Texas at Dallas to launch the new web-based information center Dallas Community Data for Action. The project, […]

Patient and Family Engagement national expert to speak Feb. 19

In support of future plans to create a community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will host Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, on February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Foundation headquarters in Irving. A national […]

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]

Winter Interlocutor is now available

The Winter edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click the link or graphic below to read the latest on the upcoming 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center. You can also meet the 2019 Board of Trustees for DFWHC and the Foundation, plus […]

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?

WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – […]

Sponsorships now available to 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon

Sponsorships are now available to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon set for Thursday, April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. This year’s theme is “Engage your Heart,” with Chief Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter and survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, serving as keynote […]

Nominees now being accepted to 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon

Nominees are now being accepted to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. Last year, 16 recipients were honored from a pool of more than 130 nominees. This year’s theme is “Engage your Heart,” […]

Jan. 15 event detailing North Texas drug abuse statistics posted online

The North Texas Community Health Collaborative’s (CHC) educational event on January 15 detailing drug abuse numbers in the region has now been posted online. Before 70-plus attendees, the CHC presented findings from its Regional Substance Abuse/Misuse Needs Assessment Report covering 2017. The drug and alcohol abuse trends covered Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, […]