Steve Love’s appearance noted at Denton health forum


Participating in a panel discussion at the “Healthcare 101” session Feb. 28 at the Emily Fowler Central Library in Denton, Steve Love’s comments were highlighted in an article in the Denton Record-Chronicle. Love, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, commenting on health care reform was quoted, “The hope is that as more Americans gain insurance … Read More

Steve Love interviewed by WFAA-TV


Offering his insight into a Feb. 27 report on Ch. 8, WFAA-TV, Steve Love, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, was interviewed by Janet St. James, health and medical issues reporter. Her story covered the recent decision by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to begin billing certain patients. Founded in 1921 by North Texas … Read More

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal


In reviewing the proposal by President Obama, there will be $320 billion reductions in Medicare and Medicaid. Approximately $268 billion in Medicare and $52 billion in Medicaid. The proposed cuts include reducing care for the elderly indigent by lowering the bad debt payments up to 25 percent from the current level of 70 percent. Indirect medical education, rural healthcare providers … Read More

Open letter to our Congressional Leaders


We urge you NOT TO SUPPORT any additional cuts to Medicare as the February 29, 2012 deadline approaches. Although we support the elimination of the 27.4% proposed Medicare cuts to physicians, it should not be done at the expense of hospitals that provide billions of dollars in Medicare, Medicaid and charity care services to millions of Americans in need of … Read More

Employee of the Year Luncheon
Drew Pearson Guest Speaker


Known as “Mr. Clutch” to legions of Dallas Cowboys fans, Drew Pearson will serve as guest speaker at the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s 16th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon, April 19 at the Arlington Convention Center. A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Luncheon awards dedicated employees, nurses, technicians, educators and the many professionals who make … Read More

Employee of the Year Luncheon
Nominations Open


A special day for hospital employees across North Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon is set for Thursday, April 19 at the Arlington Convention Center. Celebrating its 16th year, the popular luncheon serves as an opportunity for metroplex hospitals to honor crucial employees who make a difference in the daily responsibility of keeping patients … Read More

Leap Year Negotiations


As 2011 came to a close, the House and Senate passed a two-month extension of the Social Security (SS) payroll tax holiday and emergency Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and a two-month fix on the current Medicare physician payment rates. What will happen in February? We hope the appointed conferees and other congressional leaders realize that hospitals have stepped forward with … Read More

DFWHC Announces launch of new website


The Irving, TX-based Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today the launch of its new website at The dramatically redesigned site, created by DFWHC staff members in coordination with the Fort Worth creative firm, Ilfusion Creative, includes the introduction of a new blog, value statement and marketing initiative. The website embodies the DFWHC’s vision and commitment to the growing … Read More

DFWHC announces 2012 Board of Trustees


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2012. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: Chair Jay Fox, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie Past Chair Stan Morton, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Trustee Eric Evans, Lake Pointe Medical Center Trustee Brett McClung, Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth … Read More

Welcome to Our New Website


Welcome to our updated website for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. We hope you will utilize this site to stay updated on our current and future strategic projects in 2012. The current federal and state reimbursement environment poses significant challenges for the health care industry, especially providers. We plan to play an integral role in educating our friends about hospital … Read More