Posts Tagged ‘patient outcomes’

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 […]

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 […]

DFWHC to co-host April 30 webinar on emergency center wait times

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with 6SigmaTek will host the complimentary educational webinar “Decreasing Emergency Wait Times” on Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This webinar will detail opportunities to decrease wait times, crowding, length of stay and overall chaos in hospital emergency departments. Solutions to increase efficiency, core measures, […]

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 […]

Just one week until DFWHC/Flatirons webinar!

It’s just one week until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Flatirons Digital Innovations webinar “How Data Archiving Addresses Care, Compliance and Cost: Best Practices for Healthcare Providers” on December 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This complimentary educational event will be hosted by DFWHC President/CEO W. Stephen Love, with Flatirons experts George Florentine, VP of Technology; […]

Gerber expert to make first-ever Dallas appearance next week

It’s just one week until the DFW Hospital Council and Gerber educational event “Leadership Conference: The Economic Burden of Allergies and Positive Patient Outcomes” on May 23 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Highlighting the complimentary conference is Dr. Andrea Papamandjaris as keynote speaker and making her first-ever […]