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Foundation’s “Nurse Educator” seminar set for Oct. 16

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” is set for October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Formerly the Summer Institute, this educational event is themed “Nursing Trends,” with five seminars including two panel discussions. This event is a great opportunity to […]

IQSC Third Annual Data Summit set for Nov. 15

Save the date and mark your calendars! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Information and Quality Services Center’s (IQSC) Third Annual Data Summit is set for Friday, November 15 at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch. The agenda is still being determined for the all-day seminar. We can tell you Katherine Rowell, co-founder and principal of […]

Texas study detailing violence against nurses released this week

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS) this week released the results of a survey detailing violence against nurses in the workplace. Titled “2018 Workplace Violence Against Nurses – Facility Survey,” the report included information from state hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and freestanding emergency medical centers. “The purpose of the survey […]

Patient Safety Summit presentations posted online

Whew! Our DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation staff worked night and day to post the recordings from their 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 1. Now, you can view each presentation individually on the DFWHC Foundation’s very own YouTube channel. Presentations include: • “Clinician Well Being/Burnout/Resilience” – Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of American Hospital […]

More than 80 attendees turnout for “High-Level Disinfection” event

More than 80 attendees were present for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on Monday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA surveyor, served as keynote speakers. […]

DFWHC’s Summer Interlocutor is now available

The summer edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click the link or graphic below to read about the upcoming 71st Annual Awards Luncheon, the sad passing of two Distinguished Health Service Award recipients, and the final column of Kristin Tesmer, who will be leaving the DFWHC Foundation after 10 years. Hard […]

Packed house today at the Patient Safety Summit!

It’s a packed house today at the Hurst Conference Center with 300-plus attendees at the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit. So far, there have been six educational sessions and nine speakers discussing everything from “Clinician Burnout” to “Health Literacy.” This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of […]

Sponsorships now available to DFWHC’s Oct. 8 Annual Awards Luncheon

Sponsorships are now available to the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 8 in the ballroom at the Irving Convention Center (new location). This year’s event is themed “Remembering the Past to Shape the Future,” with Andy Stern, the managing director of Club Oaks Consulting, board member of AMN Healthcare […]

Happy Friday – Ice Cream Day at the Foundation!

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation treated its staff to a visit from the ice cream man today at its offices in Irving. An annual summer tradition for the past five years, staff members had a tasty plethora of chilly choices including sundaes, malts, popsicles and the always popular “Bomb Pops.” So happy Friday to all […]

Patient Safety Summit just one week away!

Just one week to go! Tickets are still available to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of its 12th anniversary, with Rich Bluni, RN, the nationally […]