Intelligent Medical Systems Conference – April 9


There is a new event coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area called Intelligent Medical Systems 2013 — The Coming Era of IMS: Bringing Biomedical Devices to Life.  It will be held at the University of Texas at Dallas, on April 9, 2013.  DFWHC is pleased to be a sponsor of this inaugural event, and are excited to be able to … Read More

Employee of the Year nominee forms now available


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 be April 18 at the Irving Convention Center. Nominee forms are now available. Please click on the graphic below to download the forms. The 2013 winners will be announced at the event from the pool of … Read More

Winter Interlocutor is now available


The winter edition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) magazine Interlocutor was released to membership this week. The issue highlights the upcoming, April 18 Employee of the Year Luncheon to be held at the Irving Convention Center. The DFWHC Foundation event is celebrating 17 years of success honoring the brightest hospital employees of North Texas. Additional highlights include the … Read More

Love supports Medicaid expansion in DMN story


In response to the Dallas County commissioners’ endorsement of an expanded Medicaid program, Steve Love, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s president/CEO, was quoted in The Dallas Morning News article “Commissioners OK expanding Medicaid” in the Wednesday, Feb. 13 edition. In a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dallas County commissioners voiced their support of expanded Medicaid that would cover uninsured … Read More

Medicaid Expansion


Texas leads the nation with the highest uninsured rate of approximately 27 percent. Roughly six million Texans have no health insurance, including one million children. Forty percent of the state’s pregnant women do not receive appropriate pre-natal care. As Texas residents, these numbers are troubling and ultimately, the key to solve these problems is working together in a collaborative manner. … Read More

We are not healthy – a true cost


We live shorter lives and are in worse health than citizens of other wealthy nations, according to an extensive report released by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine*. This is a shocking conclusion. We frequently read about the U.S. spending more on healthcare than other countries. Many blame the hospitals and other providers for the high cost … Read More

Peeling Back the Onion


U.S. healthcare spending grew 3.9 percent in 2011, reaching $2.7 trillion and representing three consecutive years of slow growth. Healthcare spending as a percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) remained stable at 17.9. If we peel back the onion to look at how U.S. healthcare dollars are spent, we might be surprised. Hospital patient care represents only 31 percent of … Read More

Dr. Ron Anderson to be honored at DFWHC’s Feb. 21 Social


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has scheduled its 37th Annual Board Social for Feb. 21, 2013 at the Las Colinas Country Club. The evening soiree begins with a 6:00 p.m. reception followed by dinner and presentations at 7:00 p.m. DFWHC’s Board Social is as an opportunity to honor 2012-2013 board members, while also acknowledging board members from past years. … Read More

Is the fiscal cliff really over?


We need to look at health care impact on hospitals over the past two years and not just focus on the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 recently passed by the Senate and House. Hospitals in North Texas and across the nation realized the need to reform health care delivery. They supported the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … Read More

Love to moderate Jan. 11 health care panel


The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Health Care Conference from 7:30-10:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at 2222 Welborn St. in Dallas. American Hospital Association president and CEO Richard J. Umbdenstock will open the conference and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, will also speak. The event features a roundtable of … Read More