Coker Group to host MACRA Implementation webinar series


The Coker Group, a marketing partner of the DFW Hospital Council, will be hosting a MACRA Implementation webinar series beginning May 3. MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, is bipartisan legislation signed into law in April, 2015. Senior executives from Coker will present on the components related to the MACRA implementation. The series will be multiple hour-long … Read More

Southwest Transplant Alliance to host organ and tissue registration drive


Long-time DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Southwest Transplant Alliance will host a donor registration drive to encourage people to register their decision to become organ, eye and tissue donors this Friday, April 28 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Victory Plaza next to the American Airlines Center and outside of the WFAA TV studios in Dallas. More than 10,000 Texans … Read More

Did you wear your jeans today?


Did you wear your jeans today? For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt the victim was wearing tight … Read More

DMN’s extensive feature on healthcare includes comment from DFWHC’s Love


The Dallas Morning News ran an extensive feature on national healthcare over the weekend with none other than the DFW Hospital Council’s President/CEO W. Stephen Love providing commentary. Penned by Sabriya Rice, the story was titled “Health care reform like a house of cards, and the consequences are high.” “People’s lives are affected,” said Stacey Pogue, senior policy analyst with … Read More

DFWHC applauds Arlington’s new smoking ban


For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for non-smoking businesses frequented by the public. The City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban two weeks ago, prompting the city to consider itself officially “smoke-free.” “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as last year Denton, Red Oak, Duncanville, DeSoto and Seagoville enacted smoke-free ordinances,” said W. … Read More

North Texas hospital employees awarded at April 21 Luncheon


A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 21st Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon was held April 21 at the Hurst Conference Center. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor 135 nominees and 15 announced winners from a pool of 57 area hospitals. “We appreciate the opportunity to honor these great … Read More

Just two days until you can learn about new “Depression Screening” program


Just two days until the DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence educational discussion “VitalSign6: Making Screening for Depression the Sixth Vital Sign” on Thursday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi of UT Southwestern will serve as speaker. Dr. Trivedi will present an update on UT Southwestern’s unique program … Read More

Article on nursing collaboration co-authored by DFWHC


An article on Texas nursing posted today in The Texas Tribune was co-authored by DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love. Titled “Collaborative Pathways to Nursing Success in Texas,” the feature detailed the growing demand for nurses in Texas exceeding the present supply by more than 20,000, according to the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies. As stated in … Read More

DFWHC hosts Crowe Horwath “Hot Topic” webinar


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) hosted the complimentary webinar “501r & IRS: When they call, can you prove compliance?” today for membership, with Associate Member Crowe Horwath, LLP providing the expertise. The webinar was introduced by DFWHC President/CEO W. Stephen Love, who also participated in the Q&A. More than 100 participants dialed up for the complimentary presentation. “This is just … Read More

DFWHC signs joint marketing agreement with Coker Group


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Coker Group are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement effective immediately. The partnership is expected to benefit the hospitals of North Texas by enhancing the value DFWHC offers its members through the wide range of advisory services and education provided by Coker Group. The partnership continues a long-standing DFWHC … Read More