Foundation hosts “wound care” classes in Tarrant County

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) is hosting a Wound Care Certification (WCC) class October 9-12 at the Comfort Suites in North Richland Hills. Following the classes, Texas representatives will administer the official certification test.

More than 50 attendees are present, representing hospitals participating in the HIIN including JPS Health Network, UT Southwestern, Medical City Healthcare and Baylor Scott & White Health. Patti Taylor, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of quality and patient safety, is coordinating the classes.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) a two-year HIIN contract to continue efforts to reduce inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

The HRET HIIN is the largest and most diverse HIIN with over 1,600 participating hospitals and 32 state hospital associations. The DFWHC Foundation is one of the association participants.

For information, please contact Patti Taylor at [email protected].