Posts Tagged ‘healthcare quality’

Save the date – Foundation’s Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon set for April 23

Save the date! The DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon is set for Thursday, April 23 at the Hurst Conference Center. Materials are still being developed with the official promotion set to begin in January. “We are working with the event committee as we speak to decide on the speaker […]

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 […]

“WebLitLegit” video asks local teenagers about online health literacy

Did you know October is Health Literacy Month? In honor of the occasion, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative produced the local video “WebLitLegit” where multiple teenagers are asked about their online health literacy. A recent study found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. […]

Health Literacy Month – Are your teens “WebLitLegit?”

By Katie Shanklin, UNT Health Science Center Would you trust Internet health information for your teen? A study in 2016, found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because during this phase, many teens have limited e-health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to distinguish […]

Sold out audience turns out for Foundation’s “Nurse Institute”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” was a sellout, with more than 100 attendees on October 16 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. In all, five presentations including two panel discussions were provided detailing “Trauma Informed Care,” “Palliative Care,” “Patients who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and […]

Governor Abbott proclaims October as “Health Literacy Month”

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official last week, joining Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer when they signed proclamations from their offices. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center was present for the Governor’s signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their […]

Health Literacy Month – Have you heard about the “Words-to-Lose” project?

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Members of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative completed a “Words-to-Lose” study last week. The test provides healthcare employees an opportunity to provide words that should be eliminated when communicating with patients. The use of plain language is a health literacy strategy for making […]

It’s official – October is Health Literacy month!

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price made it official on September 24 when she signed the proclamation at Fort Worth City Hall. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center and Jessica Rangel of SaferCare Texas were present for the signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their health […]