Two weeks until “Falls Prevention” webinar!

It’s just two weeks until the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s July 11 educational webinar detailing innovative techniques to engage hospital patients in “falls prevention.” Titled “Redesigning Patient Education: Patient Engagement and Autonomy and how to use these techniques to decrease patient falls,” the event begins at 10:00 a.m. CST. Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, […]

Patient Safety Summit – submissions for storyboard scholarships due July 14

Have you or your hospital made progress in an improvement effort? If so, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation is taking submissions for storyboard scholarships in advance of its 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 9-10 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving. Applications are due by July 14. Awards will be announced July 19. […]

Senate unveils health care bill

The closely guarded Senate health care bill written behind closed doors has become public. The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators only have a […]

Agenda and speakers announced for Patient Safety Summit

The official agenda and speakers to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit were announced today. Themed “Stand Up for Safety!,” the educational event is being held in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services which will be hosting its 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety Conference simultaneously. The seminar will […]

Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 9-10

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services will be hosting the 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit and the 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety Conference, August 9-10 at the Marriot Las Colinas Hotel in Irving. Titled “Stand Up for Safety!,” the event will be highlighted by Dr. Abdusalam […]

What does the regional FSRDC mean to you?

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation In April, a Federal Reserve Bank-led coalition of universities and the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation were awarded the designation as a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) by the National Science Foundation. Why does it matter to our healthcare systems and partners? The designation allows […]

Volume to Value – DFWHC “Hot Topic” event set for July 21

It’s a summer of DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) “Hot Topic” meetings as we will be hosting “Enabling the Successful Transition from Volume to Value” on Friday, July 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Co-hosted by the Coker Group, speakers will include Stefan Werdegar, vice president of […]

Sold out audience turns out for “Beating the Odds of Sepsis” return engagement

Back by popular demand, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s educational meeting “Beating the Odds of Sepsis” on May 30 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center attracted a sold-out audience of 130 attendees. The complimentary seminar was originally held October 27 at the offices of Texas Health Resources in Arlington and was also presented to a sold-out […]

Study finds healthcare has grown into the second largest sector in North Texas

Based on employment and earnings, healthcare has grown into the second largest sector in North Texas, according to a report released today by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC). The economic impact of the 90 DFWHC-member hospitals on the North Texas economy is $18.4 billion in labor income, a $4.4 billion increase from an identical […]