Posts Tagged ‘Patient Safety’

Tickets selling fast to 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit!

Tickets are selling at a brisk pace for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of its 12th anniversary, with Rich Bluni, RN, the nationally known […]

12th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 1

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit is set for August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of its 12th anniversary, with Rich Bluni, RN, the nationally known author of “Inspired Nurse,” serving as keynote […]

Foundation hosts Sterile Processing Certification Prep Class

Washing your hands is only the beginning. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is in the midst of hosting a five-day Sterile Processing Certification Prep Class from May 13-17 at the Hurst Conference Center. The class is being hosted by Patti Taylor, the director of quality and patient safety services at the DFWHC Foundation. More […]

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 […]