First day of Foundation’s Patient Safety Summit kicks off with 200-plus attendees!

The first of four sessions of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 16th Annual Patient Safety Summit kicked off yesterday with 200-plus attendees. The virtual event will continue September 14, 21 and 28. The sessions take place each day from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, CT.

Themed “Reset and Recharge: Back to Basics in Healthcare,” this year’s event opened with Keynote Speaker Alex Dorr from Reality Based Leadership, LLC. Dorr’s presentation was titled “The Reality of Peace, Happiness and Great Results at Work,” and detailed counterintuitive strategies for a more enlightened way of viewing the value of an employee’s talents.

“We were thrilled with the level of participation to open the first day of the program,” said Patti Taylor, director of patient safety services at the DFWHC Foundation and coordinator of the event. “Alex Dorr was a terrific speaker and I believe his message was an important one for our attendees. We are looking forward to the expert speakers over the next three weeks.”

Topics and speakers will include:

Thursday, September 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Dr. Christina Cordero, The Joint Commission, “Health Equity – The Joint Commission Resources”
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Erin Lawler-Hart, The Joint Commission, “Sexual Assault/Abuse Standard”

Thursday, September 21
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Linda Stimmel, Attorney at Law, “How to Protect Your License Before the Board”
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Jim Caauwe and Michael Zetsche, Baylor Scott & White Health, “Drug Diversion: A Comprehensive Process for Prevention and Identification”

Thursday, September 28
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Brett Stanley and Katherine Tang, MHS CARES, “Putting the Care in Care”
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Cheryl Mart and Mary Teague, Texas Health Faith-Based Nursing, “A Time for Renewal.”

There will be 6.0 hours of continuing education credits available, pending approval.

For information on tickets, please go to here.

For questions, please contact Patti Taylor at

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the DFW Hospital Council Foundation. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.