Our greatest asset is your trust

Less than two weeks on the job, Jennifer Miff at her desk at the DFWHC Foundation headquarters.

Blog by Jennifer Miff, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation

As the newest president of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, I have big shoes to fill and even bigger opportunities to leverage. My immense thanks to Kristin Tesmer for her leadership of the DFWHC Foundation over the past 10 years and the incredible value she and the team brought to our members through efforts in data, workforce, quality and patient safety, and community health.

Thanks also to Steve Love, Pam Stoyanoff, John Phillips and the Foundation and DFWHC board members, who have put their faith in me to lead this great organization forward. I have been so impressed with the engagement from our board members and trustees, plus hospital and associate members and partners. Of course, I must also thank the more than 400 committee and community volunteers from North Texas and national partners such as the American Hospital Association. I look forward to taking the DFWHC Foundation to even higher levels of performance across the community.

As an organization, our greatest asset is your trust. I will continue to earn it every day, while also extending it as we delve deeper into our data and areas of critical importance to you and our community. Areas of focus include the Opioid epidemic, how to leverage Social Determinants of Health to remove non-clinical barriers to care, and how to solve workforce challenges, including skills development via apprenticeship and training programs, clinician resilience and workplace violence.

With over 20 years of experience in data and analytics in both consumer electronics and health IT, I also hope to bring my knowledge of consumer research and consumer choice to our members, especially how to understand motivators to prioritize interventions and plans of care. With a solid understanding of barriers, motivators, and a clear path to action, we can make an impact on the health of North Texans.

Finally, I want to thank our key staff at DFWHC and the Foundation. Our entire team works tirelessly to ensure we help our members and community succeed through strong data management, evidence-based analysis, collaboration and partnership across the region.

I look forward to working with each of you to bring analytics-driven insights to North Texas that improve the health of our community.