Posts Tagged ‘Patient Safety’

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 […]

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 […]

Patient Safety Summit presentations posted online

Whew! Our DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation staff worked night and day to post the recordings from their 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 1. Now, you can view each presentation individually on the DFWHC Foundation’s very own YouTube channel. Presentations include: • “Clinician Well Being/Burnout/Resilience” – Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of American Hospital […]

More than 80 attendees turnout for “High-Level Disinfection” event

More than 80 attendees were present for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on Monday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA surveyor, served as keynote speakers. […]