SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all veterans, their spouses and caregivers

President Joe Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law on March 24, expanding VA’s legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as Veteran spouses, caregivers and some beneficiaries. The SAVE LIVES Act removed some of the legal limits on the medical care […]

Fight for Air Climb Texas event set for April 17 in Arlington

The American Lung Association will be hosting its annual Fight for Air Climb Event for the North Texas area on April 17 at the Globe Life Park in Arlington at 8:00 a.m., CDT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Air Climb will take place outside. The popular stair climb event is re-imagined for a […]

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. […]

Guests from UTSW, Texas Health and Medical City highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

Episode 12 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion focused on the modern phenomenon of “Sitting Disease” in front of a computer and “Compassion Fatigue” related to care for special needs children and elderly […]

DFW ANIA to host webinar “Data and Workflow Redesign” this Saturday!

Big event this Saturday as the DFW American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) Chapter will be hosting the complimentary webinar “Data and Evidence-Based ROI on Workflow Redesign” from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, CDT. Guest speakers will be Jen Miff, president of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation; and Mari Tietze, PhD, informatics professor at Texas Woman’s […]

DFWHC and InsMed webinar “Physician and Executive Benefit Expectations” set for April 8

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc. will co-host the webinar “No Cost Opportunity to Address Physician and Executive Benefit Expectations” on Thursday, April 8 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., CDT. Hagan Dial, the regional director of InsMed Insurance Agency, will serve as guest speaker. This complimentary event is a great opportunity to learn […]

DFWHC and Hall Render’s webinar “Employment Practices 2021” has now been posted online

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render webinar “Employment Practices 2021: Preparing for Change” originally broadcast on March 18 has now been posted online. Robin Sheridan, a shareholder and attorney at Hall Render, served as guest speaker. With the new Administration planning sweeping changes in employment and labor laws that will dramatically impact employers’ […]

Alliance for Healthcare Innovation webinar set for April 14

The Alliance for Healthcare Innovation (formerly the Alliance for Healthcare Excellence) will be hosting the educational webinar “Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the ‘New Normal’ Workplace” on Wednesday, April 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CST. Marianne Fazen, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH), will serve as keynote speaker. […]

North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative launches to address growing number of uninsured residents

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD), the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Dallas County Enroll North Texas ACA Coalition announced the launch of the North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative (NTHCC), an innovative collaboration formed to address the growing number of uninsured North Texans, as a result of COVD-19, by providing financial assistance to maintain […]

DFWHC and Hall Render webinar “Employment Practices 2021” is tomorrow. Last chance to register!

Last chance to register! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render webinar “Employment Practices 2021: Preparing for Change” is tomorrow from 3:00-4:00 p.m., CDT. Robin Sheridan, a shareholder and attorney at Hall Render, will serve as guest speaker. The new Administration is planning sweeping changes in employment and labor laws that will dramatically impact […]