Love interviewed by CBS Evening News

10/02/2012

With part of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s President and CEO Steve Love offered his insight for CBS Evening News Monday evening, October 1. Love was interviewed for Anna Werner‘s segment involving Medicare reimbursement penalties. As detailed, hospitals now face big fines if too many patients have to be readmitted because of complications. … Read More

Readmissions – A Complex Issue

10/01/2012

In October each year we enjoy the State Fair of Texas, fall festivals, carving pumpkins and Texas football at all levels. This year a new event begins Oct. 1, 2012 resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). A readmissions provision imposes financial penalties on hospitals for “excess” readmissions when compared to “expected” levels of readmission. Generally, hospitals … Read More

Looking beyond November

09/14/2012

Signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2011, the Budget Control Act created a potential 2013 sequestration, a procedure where automatic spending cuts are triggered within the government. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction had to find these cuts by November, 2011 to prevent this sequestration from happening on Jan. 2, 2013. Due to rigid bipartisan politics, … Read More

Uninsured Trends – Behind the Numbers

09/12/2012

The U.S. Census Bureau released numbers today reflecting an estimated 48.6 million uninsured population for medical care in the United States. This estimate represents a 1.4 million decrease from an estimated 50 million uninsured in 2010, or 16.3-15.7 percent during the same period. This sounds encouraging. So what created this slight decrease? Young adults accounted for the largest drop in … Read More

Tickets & Tables now available to Oct. 18 Annual Awards Luncheon

09/07/2012

strong>Tickets now available to Oct. 18 Annual Awards Luncheon Tickets to the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 64th Annual Awards Luncheon are now on sale. The annual luncheon is scheduled for noon on Thursday, October 18 at The Arlington Convention Center. A reception begins in the atrium area in front of the ballroom at 11:00 a.m. This year, DFWHC will present … Read More

Palliative Care—A Prized Asset

08/23/2012

Simply put, palliative care relieves the suffering of patients. It is appropriate care for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses. Patients may suffer from chronic diseases that gradually progress until the end of life. Palliative medicine utilizes a “team” approach by developing a treatment plan to relieve pain and suffering. The palliative care team … Read More

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