Jim Craig to serve as keynote at DFWHC virtual Annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 20


Do you believe in miracles? The keynote speaker of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) virtual 73rd Annual Awards Luncheon on October 20 most certainly does. It will be none other than Jim Craig, the goalkeeper of the U.S. Olympic “Miracle on Ice” hockey team. Called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most memorable sports victories of … Read More

North Texas county judges named the 2021 recipients of DFWHC’s Annual Distinguished Health Service Award


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today the 2021 recipients of its annual awards with 17 North Texas county judges to receive the Distinguished Health Service Award; Christopher McLarty, associate vice president and chief nursing officer, ambulatory services at UT Southwestern Medical Center, named the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year; and three board members at Baylor Scott & White … Read More

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


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

Urgent blood shortage lingers while hospitals expand services


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


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

Dallas’ in-home COVID vaccine program to start next week


Dallas’ first in-home COVID-19 vaccine program for the city’s residents has been rescheduled to start next week following the delay due to federal fears of the new Johnson & Johnson shots. The project will be administered by members of Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Visiting Nurse Association of Dallas, utilizing the Moderna vaccines. Residents enrolled in the Meals on Wheels will … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine information for 16 North Texas counties


The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all residents in North Texas no matter your age. For information in your county, please click the links below. • Collin County – https://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/Pages/COVID19vaccines.aspx?thr • Dallas County – https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php • Denton County – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/7c802a848ce04a0999f9831f2ddaaf2e • Ellis County – https://co.ellis.tx.us/1023/COVID-19-Vaccine • Erath County – https://co.erath.tx.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Erath-County-COVID19-Vaccination-Sign-Up-49 • Grayson County – https://www.co.grayson.tx.us/page/Covid.Vaccine • Hood County – … Read More

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program to start April 13


The City of Dallas announced yesterday it is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) for a program to vaccinate area residents who lack transportation to reach vaccine hubs or pharmacies. Dallas Fire-Rescue employees and VNA staff will vaccinate homebound residents with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The program will begin with the distribution of 500 doses. “For … Read More

SVP Dallas to host “Healthcare Responds” discussion on Feb. 16


Social Venture Partners (SVP) of Dallas will host the panel discussion “Healthcare Responds” on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CDT. Speakers will include Dr. Eric G. Bing, Professor of Global Health at Southern Methodist University; Marian Brown, Dallas County Sheriff; and Dr. Fred Cerise, President/CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Tony Fleo, CEO of SVP Dallas, … Read More