DFWHC Foundation participates in Dallas County domestic violence report

November 15, 2017

IRVING, TX – Did you know the presence of a gun during a domestic violence incident increases the risk of homicide by 500 percent? Or domestic violence is 11 times more likely to occur on days of heavy alcohol or drug use? You can learn these and hundreds of additional facts in the Dallas County Adult Intimate Partner Violence Case … Read More

DFWHC Annual Luncheon attracts 700-plus attendees

November 1, 2017

ARLINGTON, TX – With an audience of 700-plus in attendance, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) hosted its 69th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 31 at the Arlington Convention Center. Themed “The Difference Makers,” the event was highlighted by a keynote address from Ann Curry, former co-anchor of NBC’s Today show. Honorees included Larry James of CitySquare with the Distinguished Health … Read More

Fraser Hay and Anne T. Bass named DFWHC award recipients

August 17, 2017

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Fraser Hay and Anne T. Bass would be award recipients during its Annual Awards Luncheon in October. Hay, vice president, professional and support services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, has been named the 2017 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year while Bass, former chair of the Texas Health … Read More

Daniel, Porsa and Villarreal join DFWHC Board of Trustees

August 14, 2017

IRVING, TX – Will Daniel, MD, Esmaeil Porsa, MD and Xavier Villarreal have joined the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Board of Trustees effectively immediately. Dr. Daniel is the vice president and chief quality officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Porsa is the executive vice president and chief strategy and integration officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System and … Read More

DFWHC teams with Vestagen to promote ground-breaking scrubs and lab coats

August 7, 2017

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. today announced a partnership to promote the company’s VESTEX® Active Barrier (1) healthcare apparel. The VESTEX fabric combines fluid repellency and antimicrobial technologies into comfortable healthcare worker scrubs and lab coats. The teaming is expected to benefit North Texas hospitals by introducing them to new groundbreaking … Read More

Larry James to receive DFWHC’s Distinguished Health Service Award

August 1, 2017

IRVING, TX – Larry James, the chief executive officer of CitySquare, an inner-city non-profit that provides food and housing to the poverty stricken and homeless, was announced today as the 2017 recipient of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Distinguished Health Service Award to be presented during its 69th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 31 at the Arlington Convention Center. … Read More

Ann Curry to serve as speaker at DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon

July 31, 2017

IRVING, TX – Ann Curry, the award-winning journalist, long-time NBC News reporter and former co-anchor of the Today show, will serve as the keynote speaker at the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 69th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 31 in the main ballroom of the Arlington Convention Center. As the keynote speaker, Curry will discuss her 30-plus year career and … Read More

Study finds healthcare has grown into the second largest sector in North Texas

June 8, 2017

IRVING, TX – Based on employment and earnings, healthcare has grown into the second largest sector in North Texas, according to a report released today by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC). The economic impact of the 90 DFWHC-member hospitals on the North Texas economy is $18.4 billion in labor income, a $4.4 billion increase from an identical study conducted … Read More

GroupOne and MCAG to provide class action settlement recovery

May 26, 2017

IRVING, TX – GroupOne is pleased to announce it has teamed with Managed Care Advisory Group, LLC (MCAG) to offer clients access to its Class Action Settlement Recovery Service (SRS). The strategic agreement with MCAG will assist clients in identifying and recovering significant funds from class action settlements. MCAG has worked closely with thousands of physician practices, hospitals, healthcare systems … Read More

ELEVATE340B joins the DFWHC team

May 16, 2017

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) is pleased to announce ELEVATE340B has become a member of its team effective immediately. The partnership is expected to enhance the value DFWHC offers its hospital members through savings optimization programs and education provided by ELEVATE340B. “This partnership continues a long-standing DFWHC trend to team with select companies that provide valuable … Read More

North Texas hospital employees awarded at April 21 Luncheon

April 24, 2017

HURST, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 21st Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon was held April 21 at the Hurst Conference Center. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor 135 nominees and 15 announced winners from a pool of 57 area hospitals. “We appreciate the opportunity to … Read More

DFWHC signs joint marketing agreement with Coker Group

April 11, 2017

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Coker Group are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement effective immediately. The partnership is expected to benefit the hospitals of North Texas by enhancing the value DFWHC offers its members through the wide range of advisory services and education provided by Coker Group. The partnership continues a long-standing DFWHC … Read More

DFWHC announces 2017 Board of Trustees

January 3, 2017

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2017. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair Brett Lee, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe • Past Chair Lillie Biggins, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth • Chair-Elect Scott Peek, COO, Baylor University … Read More

DFWHC and H-Source announce co-marketing plan

December 13, 2016

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and H-Source Holdings Ltd. (H-Source) is pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement expected to benefit the hospitals of North Texas. The H-Source platform will provide DFWHC hospital members a private cloud-based marketplace to purchase and sell inventory providing great cost savings and convenience. Additionally, DFWHC members will have access to … Read More

Foundation selected as subcontractor to continue patient safety improvements

October 4, 2016

IRVING, TX – The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has been selected as a subcontractor of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association, one of 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Hospital Improvement Innovation Network contracts … Read More

DFW Hospital Council and City of Dallas launch initiative to Grow Little Minds

September 9, 2016

DALLAS/FT. WORTH – Hospitals of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and the City of Dallas launched an initiative inspired by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to encourage new parents to promote their child’s brain development. Growing Little Minds is a free program that highlights simple steps that can be taken at home during the child’s first 12 months of life to … Read More

Levi H. Davis to receive Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee Award

August 18, 2016

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Levi H. Davis will receive the Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year Award to be presented at its 68th Annual Awards Luncheon, October 18 at Arlington Convention Center. The award was named in memory of Kerney Laday, Sr., who served on the Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees … Read More

Clint Abernathy named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

August 18, 2016

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Clint Abernathy, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, was chosen as the 2016 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful professionals who display the impressive abilities of future North Texas healthcare leaders. “Clint Abernathy is well known in the healthcare community for his excellent … Read More

Margaret Jordan to receive Distinguished Health Service Award

August 8, 2016

IRVING, TEXAS — A president/CEO of Dallas Medical Resource since 2004, Margaret H. Jordan was announced today as the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Health Service Award. The honor will be presented during DFWHC’s 68th Annual Awards Luncheon, October 18 at Arlington Convention Center. “Margaret’s career in North Texas healthcare and her dedicated involvement in the … Read More

DFWHC launches Infant Brain Development program

July 21, 2016

Regional healthcare organization seeks to educate new parents on how simple interactions with infants yield mental and emotional benefits. IRVING, TEXAS — Working with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), which unites 90 North Texas member hospitals to advance exceptional healthcare in the region, is launching an Early Brain Development program. The goal of the initiative … Read More

Study reveals North Texas sexual assault statistics

May 6, 2016

IRVING, TX – In the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation study “Disparities Associated with Sexual Assaults and Abuses Identified by Hospitals in North Texas and Dallas County in 2010-2012” released this week, North Texas statistics involving sexual assault and abuse have been revealed for one of the first times in the region. The goal of the study was to detail … Read More

Area hospital employees awarded at April 27 Luncheon

April 28, 2016

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) 20th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon was held April 27 at the Irving Convention Center. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor 139 nominees and 14 announced winners from a pool of 57 area hospitals. “The participation this year … Read More

DFWHC, the Foundation and GroupOne relocating to new building April 15

March 15, 2016

IRVING, TX – The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the DFWHC Foundation and GroupOne Services have announced plans to move its offices to a new building in April. The new office will be one block away from its current location in Irving, Texas. For DFWHC, a North Texas healthcare trade association with more than 45 years of service, the DFWHC Foundation, … Read More

DFWHC announces 2016 Board of Trustees

December 10, 2015

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2016. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair Lillie Biggins, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth • Past Chair Dr. John Warner, VP/CEO, UT Southwestern University Hospitals • Chair-Elect Brett Lee, CEO Dallas Market, Tenet’s Lake Pointe Medical … Read More

Study reveals habits of Fort Worth healthcare consumers

September 16, 2015

IRVING, TX – A new DFW Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) study released today reveals the habits of Tarrant County residents when obtaining healthcare, with approximately 50 percent of consumers uncomfortable when discussing mental health issues and more than a third having stopped taking medication due to cost. The DFWHC Foundation white paper “Healthcare Consumerism in Tarrant County” was inspired … Read More

David Biegler to receive Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee Award

September 8, 2015

IRVING, TX – IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today David Biegler will receive the Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year Award to be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon, October 29 at Arlington Convention Center. The award was named in memory of Kerney Laday, Sr., who served on the Texas Health Resources Board of … Read More

James Mendez named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

September 3, 2015

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today James Mendez, CEO of Kindred Hospital Dallas, was chosen as the 2015 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful professionals who display the impressive abilities of future North Texas healthcare leaders. “James Mendez represents a talented group of up and coming young healthcare professionals in North … Read More

Dr. Merlyn Sayers to receive the Distinguished Health Service Award

September 1, 2015

IRVING – A physician with 35 years of experience in transfusion science medicine and President/CEO of Carter BloodCare since its formation in 1996, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that Dr. Merlyn Sayers has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Health Service Award. The honor will be presented during DFWHC’s 67th Annual Awards Luncheon, October 29 … Read More

DFWHC Press Statement on King vs Burwell

June 25, 2015

IRVING, TX – The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love: “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Burwell in the King vs. Burwell case today. Hospitals within the DFW Hospital Council and throughout the nation are glad the high court supported the arguments of … Read More

Healthcare Heroes! – Hospital employees awarded at May 1 luncheon

May 1, 2015

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 19th year today with the announcement of the 2015 recipients at Irving Convention Center. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor the 14 winners introduced from a pool of 55 area hospitals. … Read More

Accio Data wins competitive contract for GroupOne

December 10, 2014

AUSTIN, TX – Accio Data has been chosen by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council as the screening platform provider for its subsidiary screening company, GroupOne HR Solutions. Under the multi-year agreement, GroupOne will utilize the Accio Enterprise platform for background checks, screening solutions, student screening, faculty screening, volunteer screening, drug screenings and home service screenings for hospitals across the southwest. … Read More

DFWHC announces 2015 Board of Trustees

December 9, 2014

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2015. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair Dr. John Warner, VP/CEO, UT Southwestern University Hospitals • Past Chair Daniela “Dany” Decell, CEO, HCA’s Las Colinas Medical Center • Chair-Elect Audra Early, Executive Director, Kindred’s DFW Hospitals • Trustee Doug … Read More

DFWHC to cancel Annual Awards Luncheon

October 16, 2014

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today its 66th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 21 at the Arlington Convention Center would be cancelled. The decision was reached following a unanimous vote by the DFWHC Board of Trustees. “We realize this event is to honor chairs of our hospital board of trustees for their conscientious service and … Read More

DFWHC Press Statement on Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

October 16, 2014

IRVING, TX – The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love: “With Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as one of 88 member hospitals of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), we have worked collaboratively with this institution on public health and patient safety issues for more … Read More

DFWHC Press Statement on Ebola diagnosis

October 1, 2014

IRVING, TX – The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love: “The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) offers its thoughts and prayers for the well-being of the patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, one of our member facilities. Its … Read More

DFWHC Press Statement on Dr. Ron Anderson

September 12, 2014

IRVING, TX – The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love: “After learning of the loss of Dr. Ron Anderson, we are all grieving for a man who was a giant in the North Texas health care delivery system. Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher, once said, … Read More

Carole Young to receive Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee Award

September 3, 2014

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced Carole Young, board member of HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital, as the 2014 Kerney Laday, Sr. Trustee of the Year, an award presented to a North Texas hospital board member who has exhibited exceptional quality and compassion. Young will be honored during DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon, October 21 at … Read More

Tucker named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

August 28, 2014

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced Rebecca “Becky” Tucker, vice president of Integrated Health Campuses (IHC) at Texas Health Resources, was chosen as the 2014 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful professionals who display the abilities of future healthcare leaders in North Texas. “For more than 13 years, Becky Tucker has … Read More

Dr. Wright Lassiter to receive Distinguished Health Service Award

August 25, 2014

IRVING, TX – Known to North Texas residents as “Mr. Public Servant,” Dr. Wright Lassiter, Jr. has been chosen by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) as the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Health Service Award. The honor will be presented during DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon, October 21 at the Arlington Convention Center. Dr. Lassiter entered the Dallas County Community … Read More

Jon Meacham to serve as luncheon keynote speaker

August 22, 2014

IRVING, TX – In his recent bestseller “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham described Jefferson as a man in a rapidly changing world who was a master of compromise. In support of the theme “The Art of Good Healthcare,” Meacham has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) 66th … Read More

DFW HEN part of national improvement in patient safety

May 21, 2014

IRVING, TX — A new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study reflects a 9 percent decrease in patient harm nationally in 2011 and 2012, and an 8 percent decrease in 30-day readmissions. The DFW Hospital Engagement Network (DFW HEN), operating under the umbrella of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation), was awarded $2.1 million by the … Read More

Area hospital employees awarded at April 22 luncheon

April 23, 2014

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 18th year on April 22 with the announcement of the 2014 recipients at Irving Convention Center. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor the fourteen winners introduced from a pool of 50-plus … Read More

DFWHC announces 2014 Board of Trustees

January 7, 2014

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2014. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair Daniela “Dany” Decell, CEO, HCA’s Las Colinas Medical Center • Past Chair Rick Merrill, President/CEO, Cook Children’s Health Care System • Chair-Elect Dr. John Warner, VP/CEO, UT Southwestern University Hospitals • Trustee … Read More

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

November 14, 2013

IRVING, TX – 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 … Read More

Sept. 24 event offers education on collection of sexual assault evidence

August 21, 2013

IRVING, TX – As a result of Senate Bill 1191, starting Sept. 1 all Texas hospitals with emergency rooms will be required to have staff trained in at least basic collection of forensic evidence from sexual assault victims. On Sept. 24, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will sponsor “Rape Kit Responsibility: The impact of Senate Bill 1191” from 7:30 … Read More

New trustee award named in honor of Kerney Laday, Sr.

August 19, 2013

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today the creation of a new trustee award to be presented for the first time at the Annual Awards Luncheon, October 24 at Arlington Convention Center. The award will be named in memory of Kerney Laday, Sr., who served on the Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees for 10 years. … Read More

Jessica Rangel O’Neal named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

August 16, 2013

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Jessica Rangel O’Neal, vice president of operations of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, was chosen as the 2013 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful North Texas professionals who display the impressive abilities of future healthcare leaders. “Jessica Rangel O’Neal has been a skillful and productive executive … Read More

Florence Shapiro to be honored at annual healthcare luncheon

August 15, 2013

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced it will present the 2013 Distinguished Health Service Award to Florence Shapiro for her career dedication to North Texas healthcare during the 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. Shapiro has served 30-plus years in public service including her long tenure as Texas State Senator from … Read More

Area hospital employees awarded at April 18 Luncheon

April 18, 2013

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 17th year April 18 with the announcement of the 2013 recipients at Irving Convention Center before more than 700 attendees. Thirteen winners were introduced from a pool of 50-plus area hospitals. “This event … Read More

DFWHC announces 2013 Board of Trustees

December 17, 2012

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2013. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: • Chair Rick Merrill, President/CEO, Cook Children’s Health Care System • Past Chair Jay Fox, President, Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie • Chair-Elect Daniela “Dany” Decell, CEO, HCA’s Las Colinas Medical Center • Trustee … Read More

Dr. Andrew Masica to be honored as Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

August 17, 2012

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, vice president, clinical innovation of Baylor Health Care System, was chosen as the 2012 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful North Texas professionals who display key abilities of successful healthcare leaders. “Dr. Masica has been a great innovator in his field,” … Read More

DFWHC Press Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

June 28, 2012

The following Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) press statement was issued today by DFWHC President and Chief Executive Officer W. Stephen Love: The U.S. Supreme Court has just affirmed the Patient Safety and Affordable Care Act of 2010 with some changes. The government cannot force an individual to buy medical insurance but can penalize an individual with a tax for … Read More

T. Boone Pickens to be Honored at Annual Healthcare Luncheon

June 4, 2012

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today it will present the 2012 Distinguished Health Service Award to T. Boone Pickens for his lifetime of dedication to North Texas healthcare during the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 18 at the Arlington Convention Center. “Mr. Pickens’ business leadership in Texas and the southwest is legendary. His support of … Read More

Area hospital employees awarded at April 19 luncheon

April 20, 2012

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 16th year April 19 with the announcement of the 2012 recipients at the Arlington Convention Center. Twelve winners were introduced from a pool of 50 area hospitals. “This event paid tribute to our … Read More

DFWHC Announces launch of new website

January 6, 2012

The Irving, TX-based Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today the launch of its new website at www.dfwhc.org. The dramatically redesigned site, created by DFWHC staff members in coordination with the Fort Worth creative firm, Ilfusion Creative, includes the introduction of a new blog, value statement and marketing initiative. The website embodies the DFWHC’s vision and commitment to the growing … Read More

DFWHC announces 2012 Board of Trustees

January 6, 2012

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2012. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: Chair Jay Fox, Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie Past Chair Stan Morton, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Trustee Eric Evans, Lake Pointe Medical Center Trustee Brett McClung, Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth … Read More

DFWHC Foundation awarded $2.1 million by CMS

December 14, 2011

The Irving, TX-based Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation) announced today it was awarded approximately $2.1 million by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over two years to provide regional education, training and measurement of improvement of healthcare acquired conditions and readmissions for up to 77 hospitals. The award is part of the National Partnership for Patients … Read More

Ashley McClellan to be honored as Young Healthcare Executive of the Year

October 10, 2011

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Ashley McClellan, chief operating officer of Medical Center of Lewisville, was chosen as the 2011 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The annual award honors youthful North Texas professionals who display key abilities of future healthcare leaders. “North Texas is fortunate to have executives like Ashley McClellan contributing to … Read More

Area hospital employees honored at April 26 luncheon

May 7, 2011

IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 15th year April 26 with the announcement of the 2011 recipients at the Irving Convention Center. Eleven winners were introduced from a pool of 48 area hospitals. “This event paid tribute to the … Read More

DFW hospitals issue statement on Medicaid cuts

March 29, 2011

Cuts could change patients from Medicaid to uninsured IRVING, TX – With significant concerns about state budget reductions to hospitals and physicians following the release of the House Appropriations Committee’s House Bill 1 last week, 75 local hospitals making up the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) issued a Call to Action on the potential budget crisis at a press conference … Read More

North Texas community health website goes live

March 7, 2011

Providing easy-to-use information detailing the health of local residents, the community health website Healthy North Texas went live in February. Located at www.healthyntexas.org, the website was created under the direction of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHC Foundation). Healthy North Texas is a headquarters for informational data involving overall population health. This information can assist planners and policy makers … Read More

DFWHC announces 2011 Board of Trustees

December 6, 2010

IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2011. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals: Chair Stan Morton, President, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Past Chair Steven Newton, President, Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth Chair-Elect Michael Mayo, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Trustee Doug Welch, CEO, Medical … Read More

DFWHC partners with MADD to raise awareness

November 22, 2010

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today it will partner with Mothers Against Drunk Driving North Texas (MADD) to remind motorists to drive safe, sober and buckled up over the holidays. The partnership was also inspired by the organizations’ belief that maintaining a strong, statewide trauma system is critical to Texas’ future health and economic well-being. “Every year, more … Read More