Posts Tagged ‘opioid safety’

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 […]

“Opioid Management” event attracts sold-out audience of 100-plus

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s complimentary educational event “Opioid Management: A Path for the Future” attracted a sold-out audience of 100-plus attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. Topics included an update on U.S. strategies, diversions and resources. Lisa Sullivan of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened the event with a […]

Substance misuse research covers 16 North Texas counties

Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol higher than state averages, while seven counties have death totals higher than national averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released this week. The 214-page document by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was a first-of-its-kind study rendering […]

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Texas

Blog by Kristin Tesmer, President, DFWHC Foundation This month, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Board of Trustees discussed the impact our data collaboration has on quality of care and patient safety in both North and Central Texas. Patti Taylor, our director of patient safety and quality, recently reported the information utilized by our partners […]

“Opioid Crisis” webinar now available online

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the DFW Chapter of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) October 10 educational webinar “Antidote to the Opioid Crisis is Rooted in Data” is now available online. Dr. Michael Petersen, physician executive with Accenture, and W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC, served as speakers. The webinar can […]

“National Public Health Week” celebrated at the Foundation!

Join the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in celebrating National Public Health Week to become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The DFWHC Foundation is celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing a strong public health system. During the […]

Improving mental health and substance misuse in Texas

Blog by Kristin Jenkins, President of the DFWHC Foundation With a growing North Texas focus on improving the mental health and substance misuse of residents, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is supporting the efforts with new collaborations. The DFWHC Foundation’s Community Health Collaborative Advisory Board, representing 11 area health systems, has selected the improvement […]

North Texas Commission hosts discussion on Opioids epidemic

The North Texas Commission hosted “Opioids: The Silent Epidemic” today at the Courtyard and TownPlace Suites in Grapevine. The luncheon event attracted more than 100 attendees and was part of the Commission’s series “To the Point, The Presidents.” Kristin Jenkins, president of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, introduced the panelists including David Tesmer, senior vice […]

“Opioids: The Silent Epidemic” set for tomorrow

Last chance to register for the North Texas Commission’s event “Opioids: The Silent Epidemic” set for tomorrow at the Courtyard and TownPlace Suites in Grapevine. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the event begins at 12:00 noon. Presenting Sponsor is Fidelity Investments, with the event part of the North Texas Commission’s series “To the Point, […]

Uses and abuses – Opioid Safety Program

By Kristin Jenkins, President, DFWHC Foundation On November 12, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation hosted the educational seminar “Opioid Safety.” During the presentation, team members of the Foundation shared adverse drug event information for the region based on data from its Information and Quality Services Center. We were pleased with the attendance as every health […]