Posts Tagged ‘healthcare quality’

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 […]

Sepsis 5K raises over $17,000

The Second Annual Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, held September 14 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth raised over $17,000, with more than 70 participants. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance and Medical City North Hills, the event officially […]

Just 21 days until DFWHC’s 71st Annual Awards Luncheon!

It’s just 21 days until the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 8 in the ballroom at the Irving Convention Center (new location). Tickets and sponsorships are still available. This year’s event is themed “Remembering the Past to Shape the Future,” with Andy Stern, co-chair of Medical City Healthcare, to […]

Did you know today is World Sepsis Day?

Did you know today is World Sepsis Day? Working with the Sepsis Alliance, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will participate in multiple events in the coming weeks to promote the campaign. Sepsis can be caused by any type of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, or even parasitic. Many infections can be prevented simply by good […]

Did you know September is “Sepsis Awareness Month?”

Did you know September is Sepsis Awareness Month? Working with the Sepsis Alliance, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will participate in multiple events in the coming weeks to promote the campaign. Sepsis can be caused by any type of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, or even parasitic. Many infections can be prevented simply by good […]

Foundation to promote Sepsis Awareness Month

Working with the Sepsis Alliance, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will participate in multiple events in the coming weeks to promote “Sepsis Awareness Month.” The annual campaign began in 2011 when the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Upcoming projects include: • The Sepsis Awareness Superhero Challenge; • Distribution of the Sepsis […]

Foundation’s “Nurse Educator” seminar set for Oct. 16

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” is set for October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Formerly the Summer Institute, this educational event is themed “Nursing Trends,” with five seminars including two panel discussions. This event is a great opportunity to […]