Conference detailing human trafficking set for Jan. 11

12/12/2019

The North Texas Cluster of The Links, Inc. is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Conference” on January 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. Speakers will include: • Alan Schonborn from the office of Governor Abbott; • Vicki Spriggs of Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); • Chad Frymire of Dallas … Read More

DFWHC makes holiday donation to “Toys for Tots”

12/11/2019

An annual holiday tradition at the offices of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne Background Screening, staff members donated toys to the DFW Toys for Tots program this week. A total of 55 toys were donated to the charity program, created in 1947 at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps to deliver, through a new … Read More

Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading

12/10/2019

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More

DCEO Healthcare details coverage expansion following DFWHC event

12/05/2019

Inspired by a panel discussion co-hosted by the DFW Hospital Council and Hall Render, D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox posted a December 3 story detailing the difficulties of Medicaid expansion in Texas. “Texas remains one of 14 states in the country that has yet to expand Medicaid, as its Republican leadership has refused to accept more federal money for … Read More

NextGate – Tapping SDOH data to gain a picture of one’s needs

11/25/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by NextGate. By Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate Access to a complete picture of one’s health is key to enhanced clinical decision-making, coordination of care, patient safety, administrative efficiencies and patient-provider satisfaction. This requires tapping into data outside the four walls of traditional healthcare settings. Because the … Read More

Hall Render – Modernizing the Stark Law framework

11/21/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. On October 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an anticipated proposed rule (Proposed Rule) aimed at modernizing Federal Stark Regulations. The Proposed Rule is one component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched “Regulatory … Read More

DFWHC to host weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care”

11/20/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has decided to go “Radio Ga Ga” in 2020 when it will begin hosting the weekly radio program “The Human Side of Healthcare” on KRLD 1080 AM. The DFWHC Board of Trustees approved the radio broadcast in October. The program, airing Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT starting January 12, is expected to showcase the … Read More

Let’s work together to solve this issue

11/14/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council John F. Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” You might be surprised to learn that one in nine children in the U.S. live in Texas, a statistic that is most certainly a blessing. The Georgetown University Health Policy … Read More

ACHE to host End-of-Year networking event on Dec. 12

11/12/2019

The ACHE of North Texas will host an End of Year After Hours Networking Event on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Network Bar in Dallas. Come join the fun and networking for this first-ever event held in coordination with the local chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine. You can register here. For information, … Read More

DFWHC’s Fall Interlocutor is now available

11/11/2019

Just in time for the cold weather, the DFW Hospital Council’s Fall edition of the Interlocutor magazine is now available. Click on the graphic or link below to read the latest on DFWHC’s new radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” to run weekly in 2020, a recap of our 71st Annual Awards Luncheon and the introduction of Jennifer … Read More