Patient Safety Summit – Captain Dan Birbeck speaker spotlight



The DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than two weeks away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center.

One of the keynote speakers on the second day of the event is Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital District Police.

Captain Birbeck’s topic will be “Active Shooter Training – Avoid, Deny and Defend,” where he will discuss hospital strategies to minimize the risk and devastation of a potential active shooter.

Captain Birbeck has served in law enforcement and emergency management roles for the past 26 years. He is currently the Captain of the Patrol and Communications Divisions for the Dallas County Hospital District Police Department.

The Dallas County Hospital District supports Parkland Health & Hospital System, a 1,000-bed, Level 1 Trauma Center in Dallas. Captain Birbeck’s Police Department is responsible for the safety and security of 82 separate properties operated by the District. Captain Birbeck’s current responsibilities include managing four Lieutenants, seven Sergeants and 110 Police Officers.

With workplace violence on the rise in the U.S., Captain Birbeck’s presentation is an opportunity for hospital executives, employees and security professionals to participate in a proactive presentation on active shooter defense and training.

The Patient Safety Summit serves as an opportunity for hospital employees to discuss past errors and to make strategic plans for the future. More than 350 attendees are expected to participate, including healthcare employees, nurses, patient safety advocates, chief nursing officers and hospital executives.

The agenda can be found here.

You can register here.

For information, contact Patti Taylor at [email protected] or 972-719-4900.