Texas Health publishes 5th Annual Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report

08/21/2017

In a system document released on its website, Texas Health Resources presented to the public its Fifth Annual Community Responsibility and Sustainability Report on August 14. The annual report highlights the accomplishments of the system’s social responsibility programs and community health improvement initiatives. The report noted Texas Health provided nearly $864 million in charity care and community benefits last year … Read More

MADD – “Walk like MADD” events set for the Fall

08/08/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by MADD. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. On the road of life, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants every family to be safe without the threat of drunk or drugged driving. And we want every family to stay whole without the … Read More

Dallas Street Choir performs at Carnegie Hall

06/15/2017

The Dallas Street Choir, a North Texas musical outlet for the homeless and disadvantaged, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Wednesday evening, joining 17 residents of a Manhattan homeless shelter. Never in the 126-year history of the storied hall has a musical ensemble of homeless performers appeared at Carnegie, said the hall’s archivist, Gino Francesconi. The Dallas … Read More

DFWHC Board makes a stand against violence

06/09/2017

In honor of today’s national day of awareness for “Hospitals Against Violence,” the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Board of Directors stood for a photograph to display unity with hospitals across the U.S. The campaign was the brainchild of the American Hospital Association (AHA) with a goal to focus national attention on ending all forms of violence through digital media to … Read More

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

06/08/2017

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 in 2013. The … Read More

“Growing Little Minds” campaign receives national awards

05/25/2017

The DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) “Growing Little Minds” campaign has gone gold or, more accurately, was awarded a Gold and Merit award by the Healthcare Marketing Report on May 15. “Growing Little Minds” was created in 2016 by DFWHC in partnership with the City of Dallas to raise awareness on the importance of infant brain development during the first 12 … Read More

DFWHC stands with AHA initiative to prevent violence

05/23/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today that it supports the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) initiative “Hospitals Against Violence.” The campaign’s goal is to focus national attention on ending all forms of violence through digital media to include tweets, photos and other online efforts. A national day of awareness has been scheduled for Friday, June 9 when hospitals across the … Read More

YMCA Dallas – Healthcare Partnership to Impact Communities

03/03/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by YMCA Dallas. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. YMCAs, healthcare providers and other community organizations across the country are increasingly finding new ways to collaborate to address the health of their community members. The “Y” aims to improve the nation’s health … Read More

DFW Business Group on Health – War of the Back Pain

02/27/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by the DFW Business Group on Health. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. By Donita Doubet, program manager for the Innovative Quality Healthcare Collaboration of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health Back pain is a primary reason for lost time from … Read More

Children at Risk – Two million Texas children have limited access to food

02/24/2017

The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Children at Risk. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. Nearly two million Texas children are considered “food insecure,” meaning they have limited access to food and do not know where their next meal will come from. With numbers like these, it … Read More