Dr. Andrew Masica to be honored as Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

08/17/2012

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, vice president, clinical innovation of Baylor Health Care System, was chosen as the 2012 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful North Texas professionals who display key abilities of successful healthcare leaders. “Dr. Masica has been a great innovator in his field,” … Read More

Steve Love discusses national obesity in DBJ blog

08/15/2012

In response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ report of January 12 detailing the epidemic of national obesity, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by Bill Hethcock of The Dallas Business Journal . The interview was detailed in Hethcock’s blog posted August 14. “If you want a vivid picture of the obesity … Read More

64th Annual Awards Luncheon
sponsorships and tickets available

08/15/2012

Set for lift-off Oct. 18 at the Arlington Convention Center, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Annual Awards Luncheon is only two months away. This year’s event promises to be a special one as T. Boone Pickens will by honored for his lifetime of healthcare support with the Distinguished Health Service Award. Our keynote speakers will be James Carville and Mary … Read More

Membership Meeting – Sept. 6 You’re Invited

08/15/2012

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Hospital Council invites you to attend our upcoming membership meeting, sponsored by McGriff, Seibels & Williams. Cash : Do you know where to find it? Date: Sept. 6 Time: Registration 12:30 / Program 1:00-3:00 Place: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Hay T. Clark Auditorium) -Do you know the true cost of your insurance portfolio? -Are your … Read More

Membership Meeting – August 29
You’re Invited

08/08/2012

The Dallas-Ft. Worth Hospital Council invites you to attend our upcoming membership meeting, sponsored by Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. “Back to School with Stark:Evolving views on service arrangements, self-reporting and defense of claims.” Date: August 29 Time: Registration 12:30 / Program 1:00-3:00 Place: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Hay T. Clark Auditorium) • Key cases concerning hospital-physician services relationships … Read More

The “Piggly Wiggly” Effect

08/07/2012

I once worked for a company in Georgia that owned hospitals across the United States. Executives provided employees a gift certificate for a free Thanksgiving turkey at the grocery store Piggly Wiggly. A nice gesture, but employees in California and Colorado had never heard of the chain since no branches were within their states. So, while hundreds of employees had … Read More

One Person Can Make a Difference

07/24/2012

An author once said, “You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person.” This insightful statement underscores every person’s responsibility to family, friends and co-workers. Healthcare leaders have a fortunate sphere of influence touching many patients and young people. Our actions and personal health habits could serve as the accepted … Read More

Is Auto Cost Shifting Complicated?

07/17/2012

Last week Tom Suehs, Executive Commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC), revised his numbers regarding the costs associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). His new estimates are approximately $16 billion from 2014 – 2023. This represents an $11 billion reduction from his previous projection. In fairness to HHSC, the ACA has many moving parts … Read More

Medicaid Expansion – The Immediate Question

07/03/2012

We all know the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). One decision for the state of Texas regards expanding the current Medicaid program. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have the option to expand their Medicaid program, but there is no enforceable requirement. Texas leads the nation … Read More

Love interviewed by WFAA-TV and FOX4

06/29/2012

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of the Patient Safety and Affordable Care Act the morning of June 28, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s President and CEO Steve Love offered his insight for Ch. 8, WFAA-TV and Ch. 4, Fox News. Love was interviewed by Janet St. James, WFAA’s health and medical issues reporter, for her segment detailing decision ramifications … Read More