DFWHC and the Foundation develop COVID-19 “Tip Sheet”


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the DFWHC Foundation developed a COVID-19 Tip Sheet this week providing information to families in North Texas forced to stay at home due to social distancing and self-quarantine. Created by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of population health, the one-page document provides helpful information during this healthcare challenge. The tip sheet is … Read More

Medical City updates visitor access restrictions


Medical City Healthcare announced it was taking additional proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and the communities served by its 16 North Texas hospitals with new visitor restrictions that go into effect today. Guidance for Visitors To ensure a safe care environment, visitors are not permitted with the exception of individuals considered necessary … Read More

COVID-19 Resource Center is now available online


As we work to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health care sector and how care is delivered, we want to ensure you have access to valuable resources. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), in partnership with Hall Render, is offering the following COVID-19 Resource Center to our entire membership to help you manage all guidance being issued related … Read More

Coronavirus coverage and North Texas Healthy Communities highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”


Episode eleven of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The latest news on the COVID-19 efforts in the community were detailed during the program. Guests included: • Dr. Allison Liddell, medical director of infection prevention at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas; • Sandy Potter, vice president … Read More

COVID-19 Science Spotlight at Perot Museum posted online


The panel discussion “Science Spotlight: COVID-19” hosted at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science yesterday in Dallas has been posted online. The live-streamed event included panelists: • Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas and former president of the Dallas County Medical Association; • Jennifer Finley, RN, NCSN, MPA/HCA, Director of Health Services, Dallas Independent School District; … Read More

CDC releases video detailing who should get tested for COVID-19


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a video last week detailing what symptoms a patient should be showing before being tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Video guest is Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer, an infectious disease expert at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. You can view the video here.

Carter BloodCare worries about blood supply shortage due to public fears


Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO of Carter BloodCare released a statement this morning detailing concerns of an impending situation with the community blood supply due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. According to Dr. Sayers, the COVID-19 news has led many companies and schools to cancel their planned blood drives, with little hope of them being rescheduled soon. Employees are also being told … Read More

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to begin for current Parkland patients only


Parkland Health & Hospital System distributed a press release this morning stating that at mid-day today on Monday, March 16, the hospital would offer drive-through COVID-19 testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medical criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060. While Parkland anticipates expanding its capacity … Read More

Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon postponed


Due to the growing concerns in the community related to the potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation has decided to postpone its 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23. The luncheon will now take place in September at the same location at Hurst Conference Center. Keynote Speaker Christine Cashen will also … Read More

Coronavirus information – Steve Love interviewed on KRLD


With the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, having officially arrived in North Texas, local residents are seeking information. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by KRLD 1080 AM this week. What should you do? What are the dangers? How can we stay safe? For answers to all of these questions, the interviews are posted below. Coronavirus interview No. 1 can … Read More