Posts Tagged ‘Patient Safety’

NTAHQ to host annual conference on May 15-16 in Dallas

The North Texas Association for Healthcare Quality (NTAHQ) will be hosting its annual conference titled “The Healthcare Quality Professional” on May 15-16 in the Hitt Auditorium on the campus of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The event is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 15 and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 16. […]

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 […]

Second Annual Sepsis Challenge 5K set for Sept. 14

The Second Annual Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, is set for September 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is serving as one of the event sponsors. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event will officially kick off Sepsis […]

Analysis finds hospital-acquired conditions declined by nearly one million

New data released January 29 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show reductions in hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in health care costs from 2014-2017. AHRQ’s preliminary analysis estimates that […]

DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group to meet Jan. 16

An inaugural meeting of the DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group is set for Wednesday, January 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be in the 3rd Floor […]

DFWHC accepts award for community work on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Texas presented its 2018 Community Awards on December 6 during a dinner ceremony at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Recipients included the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) for its work in increasing mental health awareness by sponsoring “I’m Listening,” a radio program that inspired community […]

Mental Health First Aid training hosted today in Dallas

A second round of classes in Mental Health First Aid training continued today for 20-plus attendees at the offices of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Hosted by the Community Council and the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority, the classes are the first to take place in the community. Mental Health First Aid is an […]

Foundation sponsors event during “Healthcare Quality Week” at Parkland

In honor of “Healthcare Quality Week,” October 21-27, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation sponsored Lee Ann Franklin’s presentation “Employee Well-Being and Resilience” on Tuesday at Parkland Health & Hospital System. The event was attended by 20-plus. Franklin, the director of spiritual care and ethics at JPS Health Network, is an ordained pastor, a board-certified chaplain […]

Foundation receives funding to roll out Mental Health First Aid

With seven North Texas counties having no psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region below national and state levels, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was chosen to receive a Community Mental Health Grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The funding will […]