Blood shortage and COVID-19 update detailed on “The Human Side of Health Care”

Episode 12 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. Updates on the regional blood shortage and COVID-19 efforts were detailed during the program. Guests included: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert Walker, president/CEO at Texas Scottish Rite […]

Dr. Sayers to detail blood shortage due to COVID-19 on Sunday’s “Human Side of Health Care”

An alarming blood shortage in North Texas due to COVID-19 will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. Guest stars will include: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert […]

DEA creates a COVID-19 information page

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a statement today detailing its new information page that went live this week. The statement: The mission of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply […]

DFWHC and the Foundation develop COVID-19 “Tip Sheet”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the DFWHC Foundation developed a COVID-19 Tip Sheet this week providing information to families in North Texas forced to stay at home due to social distancing and self-quarantine. Created by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of population health, the one-page document provides helpful information during this healthcare […]

COVID-19 Science Spotlight at Perot Museum posted online

The panel discussion “Science Spotlight: COVID-19” hosted at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science yesterday in Dallas has been posted online. The live-streamed event included panelists: • Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas and former president of the Dallas County Medical Association; • Jennifer Finley, RN, NCSN, MPA/HCA, Director of Health […]

CDC releases video detailing who should get tested for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a video last week detailing what symptoms a patient should be showing before being tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Video guest is Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer, an infectious disease expert at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. You can view the video here.

Carter BloodCare worries about blood supply shortage due to public fears

Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO of Carter BloodCare released a statement this morning detailing concerns of an impending situation with the community blood supply due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. According to Dr. Sayers, the COVID-19 news has led many companies and schools to cancel their planned blood drives, with little hope of them being rescheduled soon. […]

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to begin for current Parkland patients only

Parkland Health & Hospital System distributed a press release this morning stating that at mid-day today on Monday, March 16, the hospital would offer drive-through COVID-19 testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medical criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060. While […]

Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon postponed

Due to the growing concerns in the community related to the potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation has decided to postpone its 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23. The luncheon will now take place in September at the same location at Hurst Conference Center. Keynote […]

Coronavirus information – Steve Love interviewed on KRLD

With the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, having officially arrived in North Texas, local residents are seeking information. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by KRLD 1080 AM this week. What should you do? What are the dangers? How can we stay safe? For answers to all of these questions, the interviews are posted below. […]