Love interviewed by CBS Channel 11

04/11/2013

In a April 9 television news story on hospital monitors inside patients rooms beeping, leading to a condition for health care workers known as “alarm fatigue,” the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by CBS Channel 11 reporter Carol Cavazos. Alarm fatigue has led to an average of two dozen deaths every year says … Read More

What About Hospital Patient Care Costs?

04/09/2013

About five years ago, a “think tank” and university published total Medicare costs per beneficiary in different regions of the country. They stated Texas had some of the highest health care costs in the nation. I contacted the people who conducted the study, reviewed their raw data and extracted only acute care hospital expenses. My analysis revealed acute care hospital … Read More

Employee of the Year Luncheon two weeks away

04/04/2013

Just two more weeks until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) 17th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon. A celebration of dedicated North Texas hospital employees, the event is set for April 18 at the Irving Convention Center. Tickets are available through April 12. Please click on the graphic below to register. You can also download the forms … Read More

Behavioral Health – Must Be In Care Continuum

03/20/2013

Behavioral health disorders affect a large portion of our population. Each year, one in four Americans experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and the majority has comorbid physical health problems. Currently, 55 percent of U.S. counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers. In 2009, more than two million discharges from local community hospitals were for a … Read More

Speed networking event set for April 4

03/19/2013

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will host its second Speed Networking Event, April 4 at the Addison offices of Konica Minolta, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, #700. The complimentary breakfast session is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. The networking exercise, where attendees visit with each other one-on-one for six minutes apiece, was very popular during the first gathering in 2012. This year, hospital … Read More

Employee of the Year Luncheon tickets now available

03/14/2013

A celebration of dedicated North Texas hospital employees, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) 17th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon will take place April 18 at the Irving Convention Center. Tickets are now available. Please click on the graphic below to register. You can also download the forms here. Online registration can be found here. The 2013 … Read More

Steve Love discusses hospital rolling blackouts on WFAA-TV

03/07/2013

After the filing of a bill March 4 to exempt hospitals from rolling blackouts, Steve Love, president and chief executive officer of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) was interviewed by Janet St. James in a March 6 report on Ch. 8, WFAA-TV. Love applauds Senate Bill 1139, filed late Monday by State Senator John Carona (R – Dallas). The … Read More

GUEST BLOG: Hiring and promoting the “right” Chief Information Officer (Part II)

03/06/2013

Finding Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who have led other IT organizations as mentioned above is only a part of the selection process a hospital needs to employ. By doing some internal planning and focusing on three key components of the executive selection process, organizations can realize a positive hiring outcome for a CIO. These components are to: 1. Understand your … Read More

GUEST BLOG: Hiring and promoting the right Chief Information Officer – Part I of II

03/01/2013

GUEST BLOG submission by DFWHC Associate Member: Tyler and Company A healthcare Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a complex position demanding someone with multifaceted attributes. Today’s CIO is an executive who can look outside of technology and understand the strategic direction of healthcare. This will enable the CIO to better use information technology (IT) to assist the hospital in positioning … Read More

Love discusses sequester threat to health care

02/27/2013

In response to the potential sequester’s cuts to Medicare, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by Bill Hethcock of The Dallas Business Journal in a Feb. 26 blog. “Sequester cuts to Medicare will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs and cut hospital margins dangerously thin,” Love said. “We think as you look at the … Read More