Children at Risk – Two million Texas children have limited access to food

02/24/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Children at Risk. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. Nearly two million Texas children are considered “food insecure,” meaning they have limited access to food and do not know where their next meal will come from. With numbers like these, it … Read More

Anti-bullying rally set for Saturday in Dallas

02/22/2017

You don’t want to miss the Anti-Bullying Rally set for this Saturday, February 25 at the Cummings Recreation Center in Dallas. Hosted by the Anti-Bullying Teen Rough-Ing Foundation, the organization is an area nonprofit created to provide awareness about bullying and the resources available in the community for at-risk children. The complimentary event is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. … Read More

AIDS Arms becomes Prism Health North Texas

02/21/2017

The Oak Cliff-based healthcare nonprofit AIDS Arms Inc. announced in February it has rebranded to Prism Health North Texas. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love serves on the organization’s board of directors. AIDS Arms opened in 1986 to provide healthcare and other services during the AIDS epidemic crisis. The new Prism Health North Texas name reflects the broader spectrum … Read More

DFWHC to serve as supporter of Healthcare Dealmakers Conference

02/21/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will serve as a supporter of the Healthcare Dealmakers Conference set for May 17-18 at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas. Titled “Innovate and Accelerate,” the 10th Annual conference is considered the premier forum for healthcare providers and their capital sources and advisors to discuss the challenges of deal making in the marketplace. The … Read More

Guiding principles for a bipartisan bill

02/15/2017

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council We continue to hear sporadic news from Washington, D.C. regarding the Affordable Care Act. “Repeal and Replace,” “Repeal and Restore,” “Repeal and Repair,” “Don’t End but Mend” – the slogans are many. Hopefully, our country’s leadership will garner bipartisan support to craft a fair and equitable bill to help all American … Read More

DFWHC’s Winter Interlocutor is now available

02/13/2017

The winter edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor is now available. Click on the graphic below to read about the latest on the upcoming Employee of the Year Luncheon, the debut of the new DFWHC, Foundation and GroupOne websites, and a Foundation paper on emergency department disparities published in the recent TPHA Journal. Hard copies will be mailed to … Read More

Experts discuss the future of healthcare at UT Dallas event

02/06/2017

Great discussion this morning on “Healthcare Policy in the Trump Administration” in the Davidson Auditorium at The University of Texas Dallas, hosted by the school’s Naveen Jindal School of Management. A full house turned out for the informative seminar, highlighted by a panel discussion including Dr. Michael Burgess of the Texas U.S. House of Representatives; Dr. Stephen Mansfield, president/CEO of … Read More

Registration for Feb. 9 “Telehealth” discussion closes on Tuesday!

02/03/2017

Registration closes on Tuesday for the DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence panel discussion “Future of Telehealth in Texas”. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. Panel members include Julie Hall-Barrow, EdD, vice president of virtual health and innovation at Children’s Health; W. Stephen Love, … Read More

Sponsorships now available to Employee of the Year Luncheon

02/02/2017

Sponsorships are now available to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 21st Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on Friday, April 21 at the Hurst Conference Center. A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, for two decades the Employee of the Year Luncheon has honored more than 1,000 hospital employees for a job well done. This luncheon is an opportunity … Read More

Elford named CEO of Acuity Specialty Hospital in San Antonio

02/01/2017

Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas, a 100 percent employee-owned long term acute care hospital in San Antonio, announced today Dorothy Elford was named chief executive officer. Elford was a board member of the DFW Hospital Council for nine years and served as chair in 2006. You can read the full story here.