Love to speak on healthcare reform, Dec. 12

12/05/2013

W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, will serve as keynote speaker during the Community Wellness Breakfast at the Plano Family YMCA from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 12. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, December 6th. Love will discuss healthcare reform and the federal, state and local implications for North Texas residents and their families. … Read More

March for Babies – April 12, 2014

11/26/2013

Teddy’s story is amazing and it’s why I am honored to serve as the 2014 Chair for the March for Babies for Dallas and Fort Worth. Please walk with us on April 12, 2014 at White Rock Lake in Dallas or Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. We need your support. Read about Teddy here. Not many organizations fully achieve … Read More

DFWHC’s Fall Interlocutor now available

11/25/2013

The fall edition of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s magazine Interlocutor was released to membership this week. The issue highlights the North Texas Hospital Economic Impact Study, DFWHC’s new logo, an appearance by Sen. Wendy Davis at our “Rape Kit Responsibility” meeting and photographs from our Annual Awards Luncheon in October. Hard copy editions will be mailed to members next … Read More

DFWHC employees volunteer in honor of JFK

11/22/2013

Employee volunteers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne participated in “Ask Not: The Dallas County Day of Service” yesterday in Dallas. They were part of a huge contingent of volunteers throughout the county planting trees, moving statues and cleaning area homes in honor of the county-wide service day memorializing the 50th anniversary of President … Read More

Love to serve as keynote speaker at awards dinner

11/14/2013

W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, will serve as keynote speaker during the 12th Annual Alliance for Healthcare Excellence Healthcare Heroes Awards and Dinner this evening at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and presentations from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The Alliance for Healthcare Excellence annually … Read More

Hospital economic impact exceeds $14 billion and 265,000 jobs

11/14/2013

The 2013 economic impact of the 85 member hospitals of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) on the North Texas economy is $14.4 billion in labor income, according to a study by Dr. Gerald A. Doeksen, regents professor at Oklahoma State University. This total shows a $2.2 billion increase in labor income from an identical study conducted in 2010. Both … Read More

Funding for physician payment changes must be front and center

11/11/2013

We are approaching the end of the year, a time for college football bowls and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Amid the frivolity of these popular winter events, Congress will postpone adjustments to the flawed Medicare sustainable grow rate (SGR) formula until the end of the year. Without appropriate congressional action, Medicare payments to physicians and other health professionals will decline … Read More

Final webinar scheduled for today at 4 p.m.

11/11/2013

Working with InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting the final of three free webinars “Financial Planning 101” today at 4 p.m. The webinar is intended for residents and fellows. Once your training ends and you begin your career as full-time practicing physician, your income is likely to rise substantially. When those larger paychecks … Read More

Just five days until Nov. 5 “Meaningful Use” Summit

10/31/2013

It is just five days until “It’s Time: Meaningful Use Healthcare Summit,” Nov. 5. The special educational event is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Konica Minolta offices, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254. This summit is free to attendees and lunch will be provided, but you must pre-register. You can register by clicking the graphic … Read More