Love to lead North Texas March for Babies campaign


The March of Dimes Dallas and Fort Worth divisions are pleased to announce Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President and CEO W. Stephen Love will serve as the 2014 March for Babies® Chair for both cities’ walks. “I am honored to be the 2014 Chair. As a father and grandfather, I know first-hand the important work March of Dimes does for … Read More

DFWHC Membership Directory available this summer


A communications guide for North Texas hospitals, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Membership Directory has been a popular tool for more than 30 years. The 2013 version will be distributed to members this summer. The directory will be available as a pocket guide or an electronic .pdf document. The DFWHC Membership Directory serves as resource for members interested in … Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin to serve as keynote speaker


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council announced in April that Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, would serve as keynote speaker of the 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. A world-renowned historian, Goodwin has reported on politics for over two decades. She is a best-selling author and was an on-air consultant for PBS documentaries on … Read More

Let’s Roll “Rolling Blackouts” out of Committee


The hospitals of North Texas thank State Senator John Carona (R – Dallas) for introducing Senate Bill 1139 this legislative session. This bill would exempt hospitals from rolling blackouts. In February 2011, North Texas hospitals were subjected to rolling blackouts without prior warning. Our community was lucky no one died, although hospitals had several close calls. The same laws and … Read More

Area hospital employees awarded at April 18 luncheon


IRVING, TX – A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon celebrated its 17th year April 18 with the announcement of the 2013 recipients at Irving Convention Center. Thirteen winners were introduced from a pool of 50-plus area hospitals. “This event paid tribute to our nurses, … Read More

Healthcare costs examined in Dallas Business Journal blog


In response to a Wall Street Journal article giving state-by-state comparisons of health care costs, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by Bill Hethcock of the Dallas Business Journal in his blog posted April 9. Health-care spending in the U.S. averaged $6,815 per person in 2009; in Texas it averaged $5,924, according to The Wall … Read More

What About Hospital Patient Care Costs?


About five years ago, a “think tank” and university published total Medicare costs per beneficiary in different regions of the country. They stated Texas had some of the highest health care costs in the nation. I contacted the people who conducted the study, reviewed their raw data and extracted only acute care hospital expenses. My analysis revealed acute care hospital … Read More

Employee of the Year Luncheon two weeks away


Just two more weeks until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation’s (DFWHC Foundation) 17th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon. A celebration of dedicated North Texas hospital employees, the event is set for April 18 at the Irving Convention Center. Tickets are available through April 12. Please click on the graphic below to register. You can also download the forms … Read More

Speed networking event set for April 4


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will host its second Speed Networking Event, April 4 at the Addison offices of Konica Minolta, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, #700. The complimentary breakfast session is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. The networking exercise, where attendees visit with each other one-on-one for six minutes apiece, was very popular during the first gathering in 2012. This year, hospital … Read More