Video promoting “Better Skills Better Jobs” posted online

A video promoting the Better Skills Better Jobs project, a grant-funded program to provide patient care technician mentoring, support and opportunities for advancement, was posted online this week. The video was produced by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, who visited the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation offices in August to film interviews with Sally […]

QuadraMed to serve as top sponsor of Nov. 6 IQSC Data Summit

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation announced today that QuadraMed® would serve as the top sponsor of its Information and Quality Services Center’s (IQSC) Second Annual Data Summit on November 6 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. This year’s event is themed “Analytics to Action!,” with 11 speakers, six sessions and more than […]

Health Literacy Committee to meet Nov. 2

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative Committee will be having its first meeting of the fiscal year on Friday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Foundation offices in Irving. All attendees are welcome for a forum created in 2017 to develop a health literate culture in North Texas. […]

Foundation sponsors event during “Healthcare Quality Week” at Parkland

In honor of “Healthcare Quality Week,” October 21-27, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation sponsored Lee Ann Franklin’s presentation “Employee Well-Being and Resilience” on Tuesday at Parkland Health & Hospital System. The event was attended by 20-plus. Franklin, the director of spiritual care and ethics at JPS Health Network, is an ordained pastor, a board-certified chaplain […]

Agenda released for Nov. 6 IQSC Data Summit

The official agenda has been released to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Information and Quality Services Center’s (IQSC) Second Annual Data Summit on November 6 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. This year’s event is themed “Analytics to Action!,” with 11 speakers, six sessions and more than 15 hospital abstracts detailing […]

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 […]