Posts Tagged ‘blog’

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 […]

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Texas

Blog by Kristin Tesmer, President, DFWHC Foundation This month, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Board of Trustees discussed the impact our data collaboration has on quality of care and patient safety in both North and Central Texas. Patti Taylor, our director of patient safety and quality, recently reported the information utilized by our partners […]

FDA taking action against companies illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s

The following is a statement by the Alzheimer’s Association, a partner of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation. On behalf of millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the Alzheimer’s Association welcomes action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on companies that are illegally selling products – mostly […]

A family affair – daughter of Dr. Sushma Sharma has story posted in national forum

The apple evidently does not fall far from the tree. For Dr. Sushma Sharma, the director of public and population health research at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, her daughter Shivi Sharma has certainly proven that anecdote. Shivi wrote an opinion column titled “Kids These Days: Why Older People Should Stop Judging Our Generation as […]

Using data to drive community action

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation Let’s use data to drive community action. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has partnered with the Community Council of Greater Dallas, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation and the University of Texas at Dallas to launch the new web-based information center Dallas Community Data for Action. The project, […]

Details of the Texas State Health Plan

By Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation In November of even-numbered years, the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) updates the Texas State Health Plan and submits their work to the governor. This legally-required plan seeks to ensure health-planning activities and that healthcare is provided in a cost-effective manner. The 2019-2020 update addresses many […]

Summer Interlocutor is now available

The summer edition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click on the graphic below to read the latest on DFWHC’s upcoming 70th Annual Awards Luncheon and a column by Steve Love on the rising uninsured rates in Texas. You will also find guest articles on the DFW Intimate Partner Violence Coalition, […]

Improving mental health and substance misuse in Texas

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation With a growing North Texas focus on improving the mental health and substance misuse of residents, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is supporting the efforts with new collaborations. The DFWHC Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative Advisory Board, representing 11 area health systems, has selected the improvement […]