Posts Tagged ‘healthcare costs’

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]

Patient Safety Summit concludes with a two-day total of 350 attendees

Day two of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit closed out today at the Arlington Convention Center with more than 350 total attendees participating. Speakers today included Dave Dravecky, cancer survivor and former MLB pitcher for the San Francisco Giants discussing “Teamwork and Resilience,” Coleen Smith, director of high reliability […]

Day 1 of the Patient Safety Summit kicked off today in Arlington

Day one of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit kicked off today at the Arlington Convention Center with more than 200 attendees participating. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety,” with Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation, opening the program to discuss “Creating a Culture of […]

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 […]

Patient Safety Summit – just two weeks away!

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is just two weeks away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety.” Keynote speakers will include Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation; Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and […]

Patient Safety Summit – Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton, Jr. speaker spotlight

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than a month away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. One of the keynote speakers on the first day of the event on August 13 is Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, Jr., the 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. […]

Patient Safety Summit – Dave Dravecky speaker spotlight

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than a month away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. Opening the second day of the event on August 14 is Dave Dravecky, the former MLB pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. At the peak of his career, Dave was […]

Patient Safety Summit – Sorrel King speaker spotlight

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is less than a month away on August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. Opening the event on August 13 is Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation. Sorrel’s daughter Josie tragically died in 2001 as a result of medical errors. Consumed […]

Foundation to participate in “Smart Justice” program

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift The numbers make the issue obvious, but they are still hard to believe. Twenty to 25 percent of people in Texas county jails are diagnosed with mental illness, with annual costs to […]

Agenda announced for Aug. 13-14 Patient Safety Summit

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation announced today the official agenda for its 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit, August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. The agenda includes: August 13 1:00 p.m. – Introductions 1:15 p.m. – Sorrel King, creator of the Josie King Foundation, “Creating a Culture of Patient Safety Together” 2:30 p.m. – Lt. […]