Posts Tagged ‘rural hospitals’

DFWHC and Accenture webinar “Virtual Healthcare in Texas” is just two days away!

It’s just two days until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Accenture webinar “Texans Want Virtual Healthcare. Here’s How Providers Can Grow from It.” this Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CDT. The complimentary event will examine a groundbreaking Texas survey by Accenture detailing the surprising results of telehealth usage during the pandemic. […]

Foundation’s Sushma Sharma to receive NAMI Mental Health Award

Dr. Sushma Sharma, our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation director of population health research, was announced this week as a surprise recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas award as the 2020 Mental Health Professional of the Year. NAMI Texas is an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work […]

DFWHC Foundation awarded second phase of funding for community mental health program

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced today it was awarded the second phase of funding for its Community Mental Health Grant Program from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). With seven North Texas counties without psychiatric care beds and the number of behavioral care providers throughout the region ranking below national […]

DFWHC speaks with NBC 5 on COVID-19 care at rural hospitals

In a news segment last night on NBC 5, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by Scott Friedman on the potential spread of COVID-19 to rural communities. Love said urban North Texas hospitals have considered the impact of rural patients should COVID-19 spread to their communities. Many rural locales have only a few […]

DFWHC’s “The Human Side of Health Care” interviews guests from Children’s, JPS, Hunt and Medical City

The second edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday, January 12 on KRLD 1080 AM. Guest stars included: • Jason Isham, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Children’s Health; • Lara Burnside, Senior VP, Strategy, Chief Patient Experience Officer at JPS Health Network; […]

Substance misuse research covers 16 North Texas counties

Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol higher than state averages, while seven counties have death totals higher than national averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released this week. The 214-page document by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was a first-of-its-kind study rendering […]

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?

WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – […]