Posts Tagged ‘blog’

DFHWC Foundation Blog: Data-driven community impact

Blog by Jen Miff, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation At the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation, we focus on a wide variety of research and educational programs to benefit hospital members and the community. Our team is usually working on projects involving patient safety, quality, workforce and community health. Arching across these efforts […]

DFWHC Foundation Blog: The Evolution of Discussing Mental Health

Blog by Jen Miff, President of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation The National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out that words matter. Removing the stigma frequently associated with mental and behavioral health is one of the great joys of our work at the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation. One specific evolution is recognizing both substance […]

Foundation Blog – Supporting a successful recovery

Blog by Jen Miff, President, DFWHC Foundation While we work together to optimize our regions’ immediate and continued pandemic response, it is critical to also keep an eye toward longer-term objectives that will support a successful recovery. Even as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has facilitated collaboration and cooperation […]

DFWHC’s Love posts national blog detailing fear of calling 9-1-1

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website titled “Americans’ Fear of Seeking Medical Care During Covid-19.” With the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S., Love’s blog details the frightening drop in 9-1-1 calls due to residents’ fear of contracting the virus. “Unexpectedly, many people suddenly […]

TSRHC junior volunteer is thankful for her recent experiences

Shivi Sharma, the daughter of Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s director of population health research, posted this blog on her recent experiences serving as a junior volunteer at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. I was a Junior Volunteer for the Bernice and Bruderson Meyers Program at Texas Scottish Rite […]

Foundation Blog – COVID-19 story is still being written

By Jennifer Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation Our COVID-19 story in North Texas is still being written. We hope Spring 2020 will go down in history as a public health victory, but there is still a chance that impatience and fear could get the better of us. Regardless of the outcome, I will always […]

Foundation Blog – Data stewardship and collaboration

By Jen Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation As I write this, I am entering my fourth month with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation. I continue to be awed by the dedicated collaboration across our community. Working together, we advance the DFWHC Foundation’s vision to inspire collective improvement of health outcomes. Last month, the […]

Our greatest asset is your trust

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 […]

So, you have a Health Literate Health Care Organization…or do you?

In honor of October being Health Literacy Month, the DFWHC Foundation posted the following guest blog. By Brennan Lewis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC Many of you have likely heard the phrase “health literacy” in one capacity or another, but what exactly do we mean when we discuss it? According to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

Recognition creates resilience and health

Blog by Kristin Tesmer, President, DFW Hospital Council Foundation We have quite a bit of work underway locally through educational events and collaboration to address clinician burnout. Our goal is to create work environments that promote resilience and health within our valuable employees. We recently conducted a survey to obtain data on this subject. Three […]