Posts Tagged ‘healthcare quality’

Tanya Lord discusses patient and family engagement with area hospitals

More than 30 attendees were present this morning at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation offices in Irving to discuss plans for a new community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council. Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities provided the presentation and served as speaker. A national expert, […]

Meet Chief Richard Picciotto, our keynote speaker on April 25

Fire Chief Richard Picciotto will serve as the keynote speaker during the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center. The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Chief Picciotto was on a stairwell between the […]

Patient and Family Engagement national expert to speak Feb. 19

In support of future plans to create a community-wide Patient and Family Engagement Council, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will host Tanya Lord, PhD, the director of patient and family engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, on February 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Foundation headquarters in Irving. A national […]

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 […]

Sponsorships now available to 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon

Sponsorships are now available to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon set for Thursday, April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. This year’s theme is “Engage your Heart,” with Chief Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter and survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, serving as keynote […]

Nominees now being accepted to 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon

Nominees are now being accepted to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. Last year, 16 recipients were honored from a pool of more than 130 nominees. This year’s theme is “Engage your Heart,” […]

Foundation’s 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon set for April 25

Save the date! The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation has set the date and location of its 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon for Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. A celebration of dedicated North Texas hospital employees, the 2019 Employee of the Year Luncheon will honor 16 […]

DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group to meet Jan. 16

An inaugural meeting of the DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group is set for Wednesday, January 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be in the 3rd Floor […]

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 […]

Health Literacy Committee to meet Nov. 2

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative Committee will be having its first meeting of the fiscal year on Friday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Foundation offices in Irving. All attendees are welcome for a forum created in 2017 to develop a health literate culture in North Texas. […]