Posts Tagged ‘healthcare quality’

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. […]

Foundation sponsors event during “Healthcare Quality Week” at Parkland

In honor of “Healthcare Quality Week,” October 21-27, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation sponsored Lee Ann Franklin’s presentation “Employee Well-Being and Resilience” on Tuesday at Parkland Health & Hospital System. The event was attended by 20-plus. Franklin, the director of spiritual care and ethics at JPS Health Network, is an ordained pastor, a board-certified chaplain […]

Foundation and CMS co-host “Ligature Risk Standards” class for 120-plus

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. More than 120 attendees were present for the class intended for healthcare employees unfamiliar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks […]

Foundation works with Coppell Fire Department on Sepsis training

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was present yesterday during the North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s annual membership meeting at the Arlington Convention Center to provide one hour of CME credits to attendees for the presentation “EMS: Ending the Mortality of Sepsis.” The DFWHC Foundation’s own Sepsis Strike Force Committee enlisted the help of […]

Local coalition to boost clinician resilience

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation A national survey conducted this year of more than 15,000 physicians reveals that 42 percent of them suffer from burnout, with an additional 15 percent admitting depression. Of those reporting burnout, 33 percent admit it effects patient care and 42 percent say it effects their work relationships. Those […]

Inaugural Sepsis Challenge attracts 60-plus over the weekend

The inaugural Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, attracted 60-plus over the weekend on September 1 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event officially kicked off Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September to raise […]

Foundation and 6SigmaTek honors “Green Belt” graduates

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation presented 27 graduates with Lean Six Sigma Green Belts on August 27 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. In all, 10 teams participated in the problem-solving exercises in an event co-hosted by 6SigmaTek. Attendees were made up of hospital employees from across North Texas, with Methodist […]

DFW Sepsis Challenge 5K is just 10 days away – register today!

The Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, is just 10 days away on September 1 at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is serving as one of the event sponsors. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event will officially kick off Sepsis […]

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 […]