Abilene Christian University Blog: 4 reasons why RNs should pursue a BSN

06/29/2021

The following is a blog posted by DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Abilene Christian University. For questions, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. America’s healthcare industry is changing at a rapid rate. Due to this, the demand for individuals with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is higher than ever. In fact, the field of nursing will see an … Read More

DFWHC and 6SigmaTek to host virtual Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt classes – intro webinar July 22

06/28/2021

Working in association with 6SigmaTek, LLC, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will co-host virtual Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Classes in 2021. A complimentary intro webinar “DFWHC Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training” is set for July 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., CDT. Guest speakers will include Stephen Griffin, CEO/Founder of 6SigmaTek, LLC; Stephen Love, President/CEO of DFWHC; and Patti … Read More

NTX blood shortage the worst in decades – Does your health benefit from giving blood?

06/16/2021

Long-time DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) partner Carter BloodCare announced last month that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Texas blood shortage is the worst they’ve seen in decades. For the remainder of 2021, DFWHC will post weekly blogs detailing the blood shortage and opportunities in the community to donate blood. Spread the word! We have reported there is … Read More

Hall Render Blog: Vaccine Consternation – Should COVID-19 vaccines be required?

06/11/2021

The following is a blog posted by DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Hall Render. For questions, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. After more than a year of global turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to emerge. So far this year, several drug manufacturers, including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & … Read More

Sometimes all it takes is an invitation – Have you ever donated blood?

06/07/2021

Share this information with your affinity groups: your book club, neighborhood HOA and workout buddies. Blood banking research indicates one of the key reasons for not donating blood is “No one ever asked me.” If all it takes is an invitation for you to donate blood, consider yourself invited now. If you’re reading this, please give thought to donating blood, … Read More

DFWHC and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care” has been posted online

06/02/2021

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care Through Analytics and Automation” webinar originally broadcast on May 27 has been posted online. The complimentary virtual discussion detailed the uses of patient analytics and automated messaging to help teams prioritize patient outreach and supplement the care team with digital communications. The webinar also covered the Top-5 Reasons … Read More

DFWHC and Alexion webinar “Andexanet alfa Budget Impact Model” has been posted online

05/27/2021

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. webinar “Andexanet alfa Budget Impact Model” originally broadcast on May 26 has been posted online. The panel discussion detailed an approved model structure developed with clinical guidance on the cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of andexanet alfa on selected health outcomes and costs. Speakers included Kelly McNeil-Posey, director of health economics and … Read More

Urgent blood shortage lingers while hospitals expand services

05/27/2021

Will current blood donations fulfill post-pandemic transfusion demands? As masks are peeling off, the blood supply remains in dire straits across North, Central and East Texas. Some longtime blood banking professionals describe it as the worst seen in 30 years. Carter BloodCare says blood donations are urgently needed, especially from people who have never donated blood. Pre-pandemic, the region’s largest … Read More

Carter BloodCare to host three-day drive at Fair Park Music Hall

05/25/2021

Carter BloodCare will be hosting a three-day blood drive, May 26-28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas. When you donate blood with Carter BloodCare, you are giving more time to your neighbors, your community and to fellow Texans. Every person who donates is entered in a drawing for a chance to win … Read More

Just one week until DFWHC and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care” on May 27

05/20/2021

Just one week until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and NectarOM webinar “Reducing Gaps in Care Through Analytics and Automation” on Thursday, May 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., CDT. Join us for this complimentary virtual discussion detailing the uses of patient analytics and automated messaging to help teams prioritize patient outreach and supplement the care team with digital communications. The webinar … Read More