DFWHC joins more than 180 groups urging state leaders to expand health coverage


Today, 188 Texas organizations including the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) banded together to urge state leaders to provide a health insurance option for low-wage Texas adults. A wide spectrum of physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders and advocates signed the letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, House Speaker Phelan, and members of the Texas Legislature. Noting that … Read More

DFWHC’s Spring Interlocutor is now available


The DFW Hospital Council’s spring edition of the Interlocutor is now available. Click the graphic below to learn about DFWHC’s efforts in Arlington to influence the recent smoking ban. You can also check out the 2017 Year-Round Sponsors and see a listing of all 137 nominees from the DFWHC Foundation’s April 21 Employee of the Year Luncheon. Hard copies will … Read More

One down, many to go…Arlington approves smoking ban


For almost a decade, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has advocated for smoking bans in North Texas. Last night, the City of Arlington approved a new smoking ban by a vote of 7-2, following the lead of such communities as Dallas, Southlake, Benbrook, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Mesquite. “We continue our efforts in North Texas, as … Read More

DFWHC releases flyer in advance of Arlington smoke-free discussion


In advance of tomorrow’s discussion by the City of Arlington’s council members on procedures involving a new smoking ban in public places, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and its Foundation released a public flyer last week detailing the dangers of smoking in the city. Working in coordination with the American Heart Association, DFWHC President/CEO W. Stephen Love has been available … Read More