DFWHC joins more than 180 groups urging state leaders to expand health coverage


Today, 188 Texas organizations including the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) banded together to urge state leaders to provide a health insurance option for low-wage Texas adults. A wide spectrum of physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders and advocates signed the letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, House Speaker Phelan, and members of the Texas Legislature. Noting that … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine clinic available in Haltom City on Thursday


A COVID-19 community vaccine clinic will be available in Haltom City this Thursday. Partnering with MedStar, the clinic will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 655. Up to 1,000 vaccines will be available to all eligible adults 18 years of age or older. Registration is preferred and you can reserve your vaccine at … Read More

Guests from Prism Health and Texas Health highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”


Episode 16 of the second year of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion detailed the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines and safety tips for the upcoming summer months. Guests included: • Dr. John Carlo, President/CEO, Prism Health North Texas; • Dr. Andrew Morris, … Read More

Vaccine clinic available at Fort Worth’s Mount Moriah Church on Friday


The City of Fort Worth and MedStar will be hosting a one-day COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, April 23 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Moriah Church. Up to 1,000 vaccines will be available to all eligible adults 18 years of age or older. Registration is preferred and you can reserve your vaccine at https://usa.quickscreen.health/medstar-vaccination#/. Walk-ups are … Read More

ACHE of NTX to host healthcare “Sustainability” discussion on April 22


The ACHE of North Texas will host “Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations” on Tuesday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CDT. The virtual event will be a panel discussion on the issues surrounding sustainability for healthcare institutions into the 21st century. The talk will emphasize the necessity of understanding operational and cost problems for healthcare system growth. The goal … 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

DFWHC and BKD webinar “Where Hospitals Stand: Acts, RAC & 340B” set for April 29


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and BKD, LLP will co-host the webinar “Where Hospitals Stand: Acts, RAC and 340B” on Thursday, April 29 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., CDT. Join us for this virtual panel discussion as experts from BKD and DFWHC detail the latest on the No Surprises Act, RAC Audits and 340B. Speakers will include Dan Clark, managing director at … Read More

TWU’s Nursing Informatics Conference set for April 30 – great lineup!


Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing will be hosting the annual Doswell Nursing Informatics Conference on Friday, April 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s virtual event is complimentary and will be themed “Health Inequities: The Role of Interprofessional Health Informatics and Communities.” It’s a terrific lineup to include: • Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for … Read More

DFWHC and InsMed webinar “Physician & Executive Benefit Expectations” has been posted online


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc. webinar “No Cost Opportunity to Address Physician and Executive Benefit Expectations” originally broadcast on April 8 has now been posted online. Morten Sorensen, the executive vice president of InsMed Insurance Agency, served as guest speaker. The complimentary event was a great opportunity to learn how you can add benefit value … Read More