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NTAHQ to host annual conference on May 15-16 in Dallas

The North Texas Association for Healthcare Quality (NTAHQ) will be hosting its annual conference titled “The Healthcare Quality Professional” on May 15-16 in the Hitt Auditorium on the campus of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The event is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 15 and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 16. […]

Foundation to host CMS event on EMTALA compliance

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting the educational event “EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act): How to be Compliant” on May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children […]

Foundation staff poses for photo in advance of April 25 Luncheon

The countdown has begun! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon is just 21 days away on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center. Staff members of the DFWHC Foundation posed for their official group photo last week in anticipation of the event. It has become an annual tradition […]

Judging for April 25 Employee of the Year Luncheon is complete!

The countdown has begun! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon is just 22 days away on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center. Board members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Healthcare Human Resources Association (DFWHHRA) were at the DFWHC Foundation offices last week to judge the 130-plus nominees submitted […]

DFWHC to co-host April 30 webinar on emergency center wait times

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with 6SigmaTek will host the complimentary educational webinar “Decreasing Emergency Wait Times” on Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will detail opportunities to decrease wait times, crowding, length of stay and overall chaos in hospital emergency departments. Solutions to increase efficiency, core measures, […]

Workforce attends Nursing Task Force meeting in Austin

Our DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Workforce Center Director Sally Williams took a road trip to Austin on March 25 to participate in a Texas Board of Nursing Task Force discussion at the William P. Hobby Building downtown. The event was an opportunity for state healthcare educators to discuss the transition of new nursing graduates […]

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Texas

Blog by Kristin Tesmer, President, DFWHC Foundation This month, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Board of Trustees discussed the impact our data collaboration has on quality of care and patient safety in both North and Central Texas. Patti Taylor, our director of patient safety and quality, recently reported the information utilized by our partners […]

Tickets to April 25 Luncheon now available

The countdown to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center will soon begin. Tables and tickets are now available. This year’s event theme is “Engage your Heart,” with Chief Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter and survivor of the 9/11 terrorist […]

Foundation data utilized for Baylor Scott & White liver disease study

We almost forgot to mention the great work of Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s director of population health, in working with researchers from Baylor Scott & White Health on a recent paper detailing regional chronic liver disease. Titled “Trends in Chronic Liver Disease-Related Hospitalizations: A Population-Based Study,” the paper examined trends […]

Second Annual Sepsis Challenge 5K set for Sept. 14

The Second Annual Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, is set for September 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is serving as one of the event sponsors. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event will officially kick off Sepsis […]