Love discusses sequester threat to health care


In response to the potential sequester’s cuts to Medicare, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President and CEO Steve Love was interviewed by Bill Hethcock of The Dallas Business Journal in a Feb. 26 blog. “Sequester cuts to Medicare will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs and cut hospital margins dangerously thin,” Love said. “We think as you look at the … Read More

Love supports Medicaid expansion in DMN story


In response to the Dallas County commissioners’ endorsement of an expanded Medicaid program, Steve Love, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s president/CEO, was quoted in The Dallas Morning News article “Commissioners OK expanding Medicaid” in the Wednesday, Feb. 13 edition. In a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dallas County commissioners voiced their support of expanded Medicaid that would cover uninsured … Read More

Is the fiscal cliff really over?


We need to look at health care impact on hospitals over the past two years and not just focus on the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 recently passed by the Senate and House. Hospitals in North Texas and across the nation realized the need to reform health care delivery. They supported the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … Read More

Love to moderate Jan. 11 health care panel


The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Health Care Conference from 7:30-10:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at 2222 Welborn St. in Dallas. American Hospital Association president and CEO Richard J. Umbdenstock will open the conference and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, will also speak. The event features a roundtable of … Read More

Love interview with McCuistion to air Sunday


Offering his insight on national issues involving health care, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO Steve Love participated in the taping of the television program McCuistion in the episode “Health Care: The Public Policy Issues.” The episode will air this Sunday, December 23 at 12:30 p.m. on KERA Channel 13 ( In addition to Love, panelists Stanley F. Hupfeld, chairman Integris Health … Read More

Dec.13 event to cover Crisis Management


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council invites you to attend the upcoming “Hot Topic” educational meeting “Crisis Management: How to manage and mitigate your legal issues in the hospital.” Sponsored by Wilson Elser, LLP, the event is Dec. 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Hay T. Clark Auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Linda Stimmel, attorney at … Read More

Patient safety indicators require a comprehensive approach


The North Texas hospitals support sharing data regarding hospital performance with the public in a transparent manner as long as the information is complete, accurate and limitations are fully disclosed. An example of the complexity related to data analysis is the computer error revealed recently impacting the financial penalties against hospitals on Medicare readmissions within 30 days. The Centers for … Read More

Love interviewed by CBS Evening News


With part of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s President and CEO Steve Love offered his insight for CBS Evening News Monday evening, October 1. Love was interviewed for Anna Werner‘s segment involving Medicare reimbursement penalties. As detailed, hospitals now face big fines if too many patients have to be readmitted because of complications. … Read More

T. Boone Pickens to be Honored at Annual Healthcare Luncheon


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today it will present the 2012 Distinguished Health Service Award to T. Boone Pickens for his lifetime of dedication to North Texas healthcare during the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 18 at the Arlington Convention Center. “Mr. Pickens’ business leadership in Texas and the southwest is legendary. His support of … Read More

Challenges and Solutions


Hospitals face challenges every day while ensuring patients have timely access to services. Some selected, pressing challenges are: • Continued high cost for technology, equipment and medical devices • Pharmaceutical costs and many critical drugs in short supply • Attracting and training physicians, nurses and other health care professionals • Continued growth in patients with chronic disease or multiple chronic … Read More