DFWHC announces support of bipartisan bill seeking protections for healthcare workers against violence


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today its support of the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022. The legislation, introduced yesterday by Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-PA, and Larry Bucshon, M.D., R-Ind., would extend federal protections to healthcare workers against workplace violence, similar to those afforded to aircraft and airport employees.

“Our healthcare heroes work conscientiously every day and clearly deserve a safe environment while delivering compassionate patient care,” said Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “We hope everyone will urge our Congressional leaders to enact this needed bipartisan legislation, and we would like to thank Representatives Madeleine Dean and Larry Bucshon for introducing this important bill.”

DFWHC and the American Hospital Association (AHA) is asking residents and healthcare employees to enlist their representatives in the House to support the legislation.

“Workers who dedicate themselves to saving lives deserve a safe environment,” said Rick Pollack, president/CEO of AHA. “Our workforce is enduring historic levels of stress and violence as they continue to provide compassionate, quality care. We will not let up in ensuring that all hospital and health system workers feel safe in the vital work they perform.”

DFWHC is a 90 hospital and 90 associate member trade organization with more than 52 years of service to North Texas healthcare. Governed by a Board of Trustees made up of hospital executive officers, the hospital trade association is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care.

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Chris Wilson, DFWHC