DFWHC Foundation Blog: The Evolution of Discussing Mental Health

Blog by Jen Miff, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation The National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out that words matter. Removing the stigma frequently associated with mental and behavioral health is one of the great joys of our work at the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation. One specific evolution is recognizing both substance […]

Urgent blood shortage lingers while hospitals expand services

Will current blood donations fulfill post-pandemic transfusion demands? As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. Some longtime blood banking professionals describe it as the worst seen in 30 years. Carter BloodCare says blood donations are urgently needed, especially from people who have never donated […]

Sepsis Awareness 5: Sepsis and Children

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has been coordinating the Sepsis Strike Force over the past five years. Led by Patti Taylor, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of quality and patient safety services, the group is made up of representatives from hospitals across North Texas inspired by the goal to create awareness on the dangers of […]

Guests from Prism, UTSW and Parkland highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

Episode 21 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 detailed the recent CDC mask announcements and the continued issues with vaccine hesitancy. Guests included: • Dr. John Carlo, President/CEO at Prism Health North Texas; […]

Foundation’s third “Recovery 101” mental health program set for June 27

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative (CHC) will be hosting its third “Recovery 101: How to Become a ROCC Star” program on Sunday, June 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., CDT. Working with UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) and the National Alliance of Mental […]

Foundation to host “CMS Survey” event on June 10

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation will host the complimentary webinar “What Triggers a CMS Survey and What to Expect” on Thursday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, CDT. Speakers will include Tiffany Curtis, MSN, RN, Nurse, Acute and Continuing Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and Dodjie B. Guioa, MBA, Hospital/ASC Program […]

Maternal Sepsis webinar set for May 25

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation in association with JPS Health Network will host a complimentary webinar “Maternal Sepsis: A Nurse’s Story” on Tuesday, May 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, CDT. One hour of CNE credit will be available. Speakers will include Carrie Hood, BSN, RN, CHML of Baylor Scott & White Lake Pointe […]

Guests from Children’s Health, UTSW and Methodist highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

Episode 20 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 detailed the advancements in childhood transplants and heart disease. Guests included: • Dr. David Sutcliffe, Pediatric Cardiologist at Children’s Health and UT Southwestern; • Dr. […]

DFWHC’s Spring 2021 Interlocutor is now available

The Spring 2021 edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Interlocutor magazine is now available. Click the graphic or link below to read about the dangerous February snowstorm that pounded North Texas while hospitals, for the most part, were able to avoid its wrath. You can also read about DFWHC’s “Every Shot Counts!” campaign and […]

Sepsis Awareness 4: Maternal Facts

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has been coordinating the Sepsis Strike Force over the past five years. Led by Patti Taylor, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of quality and patient safety services, the group is made up of representatives from hospitals across North Texas inspired by the goal to create awareness on the dangers of […]