NTX blood shortage the worst in decades – Does your health benefit from giving blood?

06/16/2021

Long-time DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) partner Carter BloodCare announced last month that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Texas blood shortage is the worst they’ve seen in decades. For the remainder of 2021, DFWHC will post weekly blogs detailing the blood shortage and opportunities in the community to donate blood. Spread the word! We have reported there is … Read More

Author John M. Barry and Texas Health’s Dr. Horton highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/14/2021

Episode 24 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed author John M. Barry’s insights into the society’s “return to normal” from the pandemic and “heart health” across the community. Guests included: • Dr. Carl Horton, cardiologist at Texas … Read More

June 21 blood drive – Carter BloodCare says NTX shortage the worst in decades

06/08/2021

Methodist Hospital for Surgery in coordination with Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive on June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The hospital is located at 17101 Dallas Parkway in Addison. The drive will take place at the Carter BloodCare bus. You can register here. The current blood shortage is the worst in decades. Please make an … Read More

Guests from Parkland and Scottish Rite highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/07/2021

Episode 23 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed an inspirational COVID-19 survival story, teenage drug issues and tips on fitness walking. Guests included: • Dr. Dalerie Wilkerson, Podiatrist at Parkland Health & Hospital System; • Stacie Bukowsky, … Read More

Sometimes all it takes is an invitation – Have you ever donated blood?

06/07/2021

Share this information with your affinity groups: your book club, neighborhood HOA and workout buddies. Blood banking research indicates one of the key reasons for not donating blood is “No one ever asked me.” If all it takes is an invitation for you to donate blood, consider yourself invited now. If you’re reading this, please give thought to donating blood, … Read More

Alliance for Healthcare Innovation webinar “Healthcare’s Gone Digital!” set for June 9

06/04/2021

The Alliance for Healthcare Innovation will be hosting the educational webinar “Healthcare’s Gone Digital” on Wednesday, June 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., CST. Jackie Hoffman, J.D. and Gina Bertolini, J.D., both Partners in K&L Gates’ Healthcare Practice, will serve as guest speakers. Join other healthcare leaders for a Zoom lunch as the speakers will explore data privacy and data … Read More

DFWHC and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care” has been posted online

06/02/2021

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care Through Analytics and Automation” webinar originally broadcast on May 27 has been posted online. The complimentary virtual discussion detailed the uses of patient analytics and automated messaging to help teams prioritize patient outreach and supplement the care team with digital communications. The webinar also covered the Top-5 Reasons … Read More

Guests from Texas Health, Baylor S&W, TCU and UNT highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

06/01/2021

Episode 22 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed the disturbing North Texas trend of “Food Deserts” and a unique medical school collaboration between two local universities. Guests included: • Tauane Cruz, Director of Community Health Improvement at … Read More

DFWHC Blog: Wellness and a Meaningful Existence

05/28/2021

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council Many people define good health as a state of physical, mental and social well-being. It’s not just the absence of disease or illness. Four components in taking good care of our bodies and minds include a healthy diet, regular exercise, appropriate rest and taking time to unwind from daily routines. … Read More