To a Mouse…

10/15/2013

It is doubtful the great romantic poet Robert Burns was contemplating governmental shutdowns when he penned his 1785 poem, “To a Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough.” John Steinbeck’s classic 1937 novel Of Mice and Men was named after a line from the Burn’s poem, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men.” But who would … Read More

Tickets still available to Annual Awards Luncheon

10/11/2013

Just 12 days until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. At this year’s event we will honor former Senator Florence Shapiro with the Distinguished Health Service Award. Jessica O’Neal of Methodist Dallas Medical Center will receive the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award. The inaugural presentation of the Kerney … Read More

Healthcare Summit scheduled for Nov. 5

10/10/2013

A special educational event “It’s Time: Meaningful Use Healthcare Summit” will take place Nov. 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Konica Minolta offices, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254. Hosted jointly by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), All Covered, the North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, the summit … Read More

Texas Poor – Left out of the equation

10/10/2013

For the past week, we have heard about health insurance marketplaces, enrollment, computer glitches, insurance pricing and essential health benefits. Hopefully, the enrollment process for health insurance will go more smoothly over the next few weeks as the volume levels out. We recall the initial Part D Medicare enrollment experienced similar problems with computer glitches corrected in about 30‐45 days. … Read More

Second Webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10

10/01/2013

Working with InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting a free Webinar Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. CST. Titled “What to look for in an Employment Contract,” the Webinar is intended for residents and fellows. Employment contracts can vary greatly from one to the next. That’s why you need to make sure you … Read More

Annual Awards Luncheon deadlines approaching

09/27/2013

Just 26 days until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. At this year’s event we will honor former Senator Florence Shapiro with the Distinguished Health Service Award. Jessica O’Neal of Methodist Dallas Medical Center will receive the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award. The inaugural presentation of the Kerney … Read More

DFWHC’s “Rape Kit Responsibility” detailed by photojournalist

09/26/2013

Photojournalist Richard M. Knittle, Sr. detailed the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Sept. 24 education meeting “Rape Kit Responsibility – The impact of Senate Bill 1191” on the website Demotix. Held in Dallas at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the meeting was highlighted by an appearance from Sen. Wendy Davis who discussed her motivation behind passing SB 1191, which … Read More

DFWHC hosts “Rape Kit Responsibility”

09/24/2013

In a special meeting this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) hosted “Rape Kit Responsibility – The impact of Senate Bill 1191.” The educational event was attended by more than 150 healthcare employees from across North Texas. Presenters included Sen. Wendy Davis, who discussed her motivation behind passing SB 1191, which was … Read More

Annual Awards Luncheon tickets now on sale

09/20/2013

Just 33 days until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. Tables and tickets are now on sale. To register online, please go to https://aal2013.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount. You can also download registration information by clicking the graphic below. DFWHC announced in August it would present the 2013 Distinguished Health Service Award to … Read More

Fall, Football and Fiscal Cliffs

09/18/2013

It’s that time of year when we finally begin to enjoy cooler weather, football weekends and, well, annual fiscal cliffs. Why is this year different? Critical decisions surround the three fiscal cliff deadlines. Hospitals have experienced significant reimbursement reductions over the past three years, including two percent sequestration cuts. The 2014 inflation rate adjustment of 2.5 percent is offset by … Read More