Posts Tagged ‘workplace safety’

Texas hospitals unite against workplace violence to promote awareness

The Texas Hospital Association and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council have issued a position on health care workplace violence to inform communities across the state that all Texas hospitals stand united on this critical issue. April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month, and, in alignment with the American Hospital Association, Texas hospitals will celebrate June 3 […]

Foundation’s Workplace Violence Committee releases “Call to Action”

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s new Workplace Violence Committee released its official “Call to Action” this month. Hospitals and systems participating on the committee include Baylor Scott & White Health, Children’s Health, JPS Health Network, Medical City Healthcare, Methodist Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, UT Southwestern, VA North […]

Foundation’s committee creates new definition for workplace violence

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced in June the formation of a new Workplace Violence Committee. After multiple meetings, the committee has created a new definition for workplace violence. The updated interpretation: “Workplace violence is defined as an act or threat occurring at the workplace that can include any of the following: verbal, nonverbal, […]

Foundation to coordinate new Workplace Violence Committee

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation announced this week it would coordinate the formation of a new Workplace Violence Committee. The first meeting is set for Tuesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. “For the last several years, workplace violence has become a recognized hazard in the healthcare industry,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and […]

Save the Date – Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 12!

Save the date! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit has been set for Wednesday, August 12 at the Hurst Conference Center. This year’s theme is “2020: Envision a Safer Future for Healthcare.” The Patient Safety Summit serves as an opportunity for hospital employees to discuss past errors and to make […]

Sold out audience turns out for Foundation’s “Nurse Institute”

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” was a sellout, with more than 100 attendees on October 16 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. In all, five presentations including two panel discussions were provided detailing “Trauma Informed Care,” “Palliative Care,” “Patients who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and […]

Foundation’s “Nurse Educator” seminar set for Oct. 16

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s “North Texas Institute for Nurse Educators” is set for October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Formerly the Summer Institute, this educational event is themed “Nursing Trends,” with five seminars including two panel discussions. This event is a great opportunity to […]

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. […]

Packed house today at the Patient Safety Summit!

It’s a packed house today at the Hurst Conference Center with 300-plus attendees at the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit. So far, there have been six educational sessions and nine speakers discussing everything from “Clinician Burnout” to “Health Literacy.” This year’s theme is “Safer by the Dozen,” in honor of […]