State of Reform to host Feb. 8 meeting in Austin


The first annual Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference has been scheduled for February 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love will serve as one of the speakers during an event expected to foster dialog about the challenges facing health care in the state and … Read More

DFWHC announces 2017 Board of Trustees


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 Medical Center • … Read More

Joel Allison to step down in 2017


Joel Allison, the longtime president/CEO of Baylor Health Care System who led the hospital system through a merger to become Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced he will step down early next year. The board has launched a national search to find a replacement. Allison is a longtime supporter of the DFW Hospital Council and a 2008 recipient of … Read More

Joint venture closes between Tenet and Baylor Scott & White


The joint venture announced last year between Baylor Scott & White Health and the Tenet Healthcare Corporation has officially closed, linking five hospitals in Dallas County. Baylor Scott & White will retain a majority stake in the hospitals, four of which were owned by Tenet including Centennial Medical Center in Frisco; Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake; Lake Pointe Medical … Read More

David Hitt (1925 – 2015)


It was with great sadness the DFW Hospital Council learned of the passing of David Hitt on November 24, 2015 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Mr. Hitt was a long-time supporter of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), serving as Chair of its Board of Trustees in 1959. He was also a recipient of DFWHC’s Boone Powell, Sr. Award of Excellence … Read More

DFWHC speaks out against smoking in Irving restaurants


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love has joined Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne in speaking out against present smoking ordinances in Irving restaurants. His comments were detailed in a segment broadcast last night on WFAA Ch. 8 News. Smoking is presently allowed in Irving restaurants, and Love believes there should be a ban identical to the one enacted … Read More

Healthcare leaders issue 2015 predictions


In an article posted today by D Healthcare Daily, W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council, offered his 2015 predictions on North Texas healthcare. Additional predictions were offered by Joel Allison, president/CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, and Marianne Fazen, executive director of the DFW Business Group on Health. The story was penned by Matt Goodman. You … Read More

History: A look back at Baylor University Hospital in 1957


Here’s a 1957 photo from the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) archives. It was taken at Baylor University Hospital when its long-time president Boone Powell, Sr. (middle, pointing) was giving Ronald Reagan (second from right) a tour of the hospital, specifically Baylor’s ground-breaking supervoltage unit. At the time, before serving as governor of California and president of the U.S., Reagan was … Read More