Posts Tagged ‘Patient Safety’

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 […]

Foundation and CMS co-host “Ligature Risk Standards” class for 120-plus

The DFW Hospital Council Foundation and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the complimentary educational event “Ligature Risk Standards” this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. More than 120 attendees were present for the class intended for healthcare employees unfamiliar with the best practices for spotting ligature risks […]

Foundation works with Coppell Fire Department on Sepsis training

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation was present yesterday during the North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s annual membership meeting at the Arlington Convention Center to provide one hour of CME credits to attendees for the presentation “EMS: Ending the Mortality of Sepsis.” The DFWHC Foundation’s own Sepsis Strike Force Committee enlisted the help of […]

Inaugural Sepsis Challenge attracts 60-plus over the weekend

The inaugural Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, attracted 60-plus over the weekend on September 1 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor. Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, the event officially kicked off Sepsis Awareness Month throughout September to raise […]

Foundation and 6SigmaTek honors “Green Belt” graduates

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation presented 27 graduates with Lean Six Sigma Green Belts on August 27 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. In all, 10 teams participated in the problem-solving exercises in an event co-hosted by 6SigmaTek. Attendees were made up of hospital employees from across North Texas, with Methodist […]