Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

North Texas Community Health Collaborative achieves “10,000 Lives Goal”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that its Community Health Collaborative had surpassed its goal of training 10,000 North Texas residents in Mental Health First Aid. To date, the collaborative has trained 14,864 residents in 16 counties to include Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, […]

Sherry Cusumano named vice chair of Community Health Collaborative

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today that Sherry Cusumano, RN, LCDC, MS, administrative director of community education and clinical development at Medical City Green Oaks, will serve as vice chair of the organization’s North Texas Community Health Collaborative. Cusumano will join Ashleigh Kinney, director of family services and child life at Scottish Rite […]

APNA Mental Health Nursing Program begins Nov. 20

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) will be hosting a virtual “Recovery to Practice Program” on November 20, December 4 or December 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CDT. There will be 8.0 Contact Hours available, with the event facilitated by Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS, senior director at Alvarez & Marsal; Rebecca […]

Foundation’s Sushma Sharma to receive NAMI Mental Health Award

Dr. Sushma Sharma, our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation director of population health research, was announced this week as a surprise recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas award as the 2020 Mental Health Professional of the Year. NAMI Texas is an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work […]

Day four closes the Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit

Day four and the final session of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit wrapped up last Thursday closing an event that attracted more than 400 attendees. The Summit was held over four days on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, with two-hour sessions hosted on each day. “We were […]

DFWHC Foundation awarded second phase of funding for community mental health program

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was awarded the second phase of funding for its Community Mental Health Grant Program from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). With seven North Texas counties without psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region ranking below national […]

Day three of the 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit continues!

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation pilots are in the cockpit! Patti Taylor and Lisé Sanchez are navigating Session 3 of the 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit as we speak as Lara Burnside, Brittany Hendrickson and Anne Van Dyke are discussing “Patient and Family Engagement.” They will be followed by Valere Lemon of Health Catalyst as […]

Day two of the 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit continues!

Session 2 of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit started today with Audrey Cortez of Interactive Quality, LLC discussing nurse resiliency. She will be followed by Winjie Tang Miao of Texas Health Resources to detail shifting priorities in today’s patient safety environment. The virtual Summit will continue to take place over […]

Keynote session of the 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit now available online

If you missed the opening session of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit on September 10, the presentation is now available online. Keynote Speaker Meagan Johnson opened the event to discuss “Generational Workforce.” You can download a postcard detailing her discussion by clicking the graphic below. To view Johnson’s presentation, […]

DFWHC to sponsor “I’m Listening” suicide prevention broadcast on Sept. 23

Set your radio dials on September 23 for the two-hour broadcast “I’m Listening,” a program to inspire community awareness on depression while highlighting National Suicide Prevention Month. For the third straight year, the event will be locally sponsored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) in a continuation of its mental health and substance misuse […]