Carter BloodCare worries about blood supply shortage due to public fears

03/16/2020

Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO of Carter BloodCare released a statement this morning detailing concerns of an impending situation with the community blood supply due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. According to Dr. Sayers, the COVID-19 news has led many companies and schools to cancel their planned blood drives, with little hope of them being rescheduled soon. Employees are also being told … Read More

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to begin for current Parkland patients only

03/16/2020

Parkland Health & Hospital System distributed a press release this morning stating that at mid-day today on Monday, March 16, the hospital would offer drive-through COVID-19 testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medical criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060. While Parkland anticipates expanding its capacity … Read More

Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon postponed

03/13/2020

Due to the growing concerns in the community related to the potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the DFW Hospital Council Foundation has decided to postpone its 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23. The luncheon will now take place in September at the same location at Hurst Conference Center. Keynote Speaker Christine Cashen will also … Read More

Coronavirus information – Steve Love interviewed on KRLD

03/11/2020

With the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, having officially arrived in North Texas, local residents are seeking information. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by KRLD 1080 AM this week. What should you do? What are the dangers? How can we stay safe? For answers to all of these questions, the interviews are posted below. Coronavirus interview No. 1 can … Read More

Guests from Texas Health, Parkland and JPS highlight yesterday’s “The Human Side of Health Care”

03/09/2020

Episode ten of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast yesterday on KRLD 1080 AM. Guest stars included: • Sandy Potter, vice president and chief operating officer of behavioral health at Texas Health Resources; • Stephanie Campbell, burn program manager at Parkland Health & Hospital System; • Lara Burnside, senior vice president … Read More

Coronavirus update and patient programs to highlight “Human Side of Health Care” on Sunday

03/06/2020

A Coronavirus update and some innovative patient programs will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” There will also be a detailed discussion on the “patient experience” at area hospitals. The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. Guest stars will include: • Sandy Potter, … Read More

Austin prepares for Coronavirus with new technology saving taxpayers on cleaning chemicals

03/05/2020

The Coronavirus is rapidly spreading and the City of Austin is taking charge to defend its community. Austin’s Building Services Department has implemented a game changing technology from R-Water, a local company headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. This technology enables Building Services to produce a powerful, hypoallergenic disinfectant and a powerful, hypoallergenic all-purpose cleaner on-site. The disinfectant kills Coronavirus and … Read More

DFWHC/Wello webinar “Ending Epidemics” posted online

02/28/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Wello, Inc. educational webinar “Ending Epidemics” originally held February 25 has been posted online. This “hot topic” webinar details trends contributing to such global threats as the Coronavirus. Dr. Murray Cohen, president of Consultants in Disease and Injury Control, served as keynote speaker. Dr. Cohen, formerly of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read More

DFWHC and Wello webinar “Ending Epidemics” next Tuesday!

02/21/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Wello, Inc. complimentary educational webinar “Ending Epidemics” is this Tuesday, February 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST. This “hot topic” webinar will detail trends that are contributing to such global threats as the Coronavirus. Dr. Murray Cohen, president of Consultants in Disease and Injury Control (CDIC), will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. … Read More