JPS names Dr. Karen Duncan as Chief Operating Officer


Karen Duncan, MD, MBA, a board-certified pediatrician with more than 20 years of medical and executive leadership experience, has been named Chief Operating Officer for JPS Health Network. Dr. Duncan joined JPS in 2017 as Executive Vice President of Community Health Services. She will begin her new role at the end of January 2020, when Senior Executive Vice President and … Read More

DFWHC’s Love posts national blog detailing Texas’ uninsured children


Could expansion of Medicaid solve the growing problem of children lacking health insurance in Texas? According to a blog posted this morning on the American Communities Project website by DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love, the proof is in the numbers. Titled “Time to Tackle the Problem of Uninsured Children in Texas,” Love’s blog explored the health and … Read More

DFWHC’s “The Human Side of Health Care” debuts on KRLD 1080 AM


The DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” debuted on Sunday, January 5 on KRLD 1080 AM with a focus on community health. Guest stars for the first edition were Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC; Dr. Don Wesson, president of the Baylor Scott & White Health Wellness Center; Stacie Goran, manager of Children’s Health Teen … Read More

DFWHC announces 2020 Board of Trustees


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2020. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair John Phillips, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center • Chair-Elect David Berry, President System Clinical and Scientific Operations, Children’s Health • Past Chair Scott Peek, Senior VP Joint Ventures, Baylor University Medical Center • Trustee Blake … Read More

DFWHC hosts annual holiday luncheon for staff members


Enjoying the spirit of the season, the DFW Hospital Council held its annual holiday luncheon today for team members in the Fireside Ballroom of the Las Colinas Country Club. More than 50 staff members turned out for an event that included annual employee awards and prize giveaways. Comedian Al Fike delighted attendees with his unique brand of humor, music and … Read More

ACHE Student Summit set for Jan. 25


The ACHE of North Texas will host its DFW Healthcare Student Summit on January 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Texas Health Resources Pavilion in Arlington. JPS Health Network President/CEO Robert Earley will serve as the keynote speaker. A Healthcare Leader Panel will include: • Britt Berrett director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership & Management at … Read More

Conference detailing human trafficking set for Jan. 11


The North Texas Cluster of The Links, Inc. is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Conference” on January 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. Speakers will include: • Alan Schonborn from the office of Governor Abbott; • Vicki Spriggs of Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); • Chad Frymire of Dallas … Read More

DFWHC makes holiday donation to “Toys for Tots”


An annual holiday tradition at the offices of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne Background Screening, staff members donated toys to the DFW Toys for Tots program this week. A total of 55 toys were donated to the charity program, created in 1947 at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps to deliver, through a new … Read More

Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading


By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More

DCEO Healthcare details coverage expansion following DFWHC event


Inspired by a panel discussion co-hosted by the DFW Hospital Council and Hall Render, D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox posted a December 3 story detailing the difficulties of Medicaid expansion in Texas. “Texas remains one of 14 states in the country that has yet to expand Medicaid, as its Republican leadership has refused to accept more federal money for … Read More