National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 27

Mark your calendars as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been set for Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Don’t be the dealer, keep them safe, clean them out and take them back,” so goes the slogan promoting a crucial public safety and public health issue […]

Foundation receives funding to roll out Mental Health First Aid

With seven North Texas counties having no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region below national and state levels, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was chosen to receive a Community Mental Health Grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The funding will […]

“Opioid Crisis” webinar now available online

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the DFW Chapter of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) October 10 educational webinar “Antidote to the Opioid Crisis is Rooted in Data” is now available online. Dr. Michael Petersen, physician executive with Accenture, and W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC, served as speakers. The webinar can […]

Just one month until IQSC Data Summit!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Information and Quality Services Center’s (IQSC) Second Annual Data Summit is just one month away on Tuesday, November 6 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Dr. Priya Devapriya, the vice president of health informatics at the UNT Health Science Center, was announced as the keynote speaker. […]

Foundation and CMS co-host “Ligature Risk Standards” class for 120-plus

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. More than 120 attendees were present for the class intended for healthcare employees unfamiliar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks […]

Keynote speaker announced for IQSC Data Summit on Nov. 6

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Information and Quality Services Center’s (IQSC) Second Annual Data Summit is set for Tuesday, November 6 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Dr. Priya Devapriya, the vice president of health informatics at the UNT Health Science Center, was announced today as the keynote speaker. Dr. Devapriya […]

Foundation works with Coppell Fire Department on Sepsis training

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was present yesterday during the North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s annual membership meeting at the Arlington Convention Center to provide one hour of CME credits to attendees for the presentation “EMS: Ending the Mortality of Sepsis.” The DFWHC Foundation’s own Sepsis Strike Force Committee enlisted the help of […]

Foundation’s Dr. Sharma to be panelist at Global People’s Summit on Sept. 22

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s own Dr. Sushma Sharma will serve as a panelist during the “Dallas Global People’s Hub: Reimagine Our Community” on September 22 at The Brain Performance Institute in Dallas. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will take place during The Global People’s Summit and is hosted by The […]

A new Preceptor Academy set for Oct. 12 in Irving

A new edition of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s North Texas Nurse Preceptor Academy is set for Friday, October 12 at the Medical City Healthcare Resource Center in Irving on the campus of Medical City Las Colinas. The program is from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Nurse Preceptor Academy is for healthcare […]

Local coalition to boost clinician resilience

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation A national survey conducted this year of more than 15,000 physicians reveals that 42 percent of them suffer from burnout, with an additional 15 percent admitting depression. Of those reporting burnout, 33 percent admit it effects patient care and 42 percent say it effects their work relationships. Those […]