DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love releases new statement on COVID-19

06/29/2020

Statement on COVID-19 from Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love: “We understand that the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations is creating concern in our community. We certainly understand and appreciate Governor Abbott’s efforts on behalf of public safety to preserve hospital capacity and ensure treatment for Texans that are infected with COVID-19. In the spirit of supporting our Governor in … Read More

DFWHC’s Love posts national blog detailing fear of calling 9-1-1

06/16/2020

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website titled “Americans’ Fear of Seeking Medical Care During Covid-19.” With the spread of COVID-19 across the U.S., Love’s blog details the frightening drop in 9-1-1 calls due to residents’ fear of contracting the virus. “Unexpectedly, many people suddenly feared seeking medical treatment because … Read More

DFWHC magazine ad by Agency Creative details North Texas healthcare heroes

05/15/2020

A centerfold ad from marketing firm Agency Creative that ran in the spring edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Interlocutor magazine detailed more than 145 North Texas hospital employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ad was the work of both Agency Creative and DFWHC staff as word was spread across hospital systems for employees to take “selfies” and … Read More

Guests from JPS and UTSW highlight “The Human Side of Health Care”

05/12/2020

Episode 19 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included the recent phenomenon of a dramatic decrease in 9-1-1 calls due to fear of COVID-19. The drop in calls has caused an increase in heart attack and stroke fatalities across the nation. Guests included: … Read More

Data shows alarming 9-1-1 trends for EMS calls during COVID-19 pandemic

05/07/2020

MedStar dropped a press release this week detailing the continue of alarming trends during the COVID-19 pandemic preventing people from calling 9-1-1. Simply put – residents are scared to death! Statistics for cardiac arrest are trending in an unhealthy direction, with an increase in residents having died at the scene and decreases in treatment for victims at area hospitals. The … Read More

Guests from Baylor Scott & White, Methodist and Cook Children’s highlight “Human Side of Health Care”

05/04/2020

Episode 18 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast yesterday on KRLD 1080 AM. The discussion included a COVID-19 update, the reactivation of primary care, ER trauma and gun safety. Guests included: • Dr. David Winter, president and chief clinical officer of the Baylor Scott & White Health Texas Provider Network; … Read More

It’s safe to call 911 during the COVID-19 pandemic!

04/30/2020

The American Heart Association dropped a video this week detailing why it’s safe to call 911 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 911 data in North Texas and across the U.S. shows a sharp drop in emergency calls due to residents’ fear of catching COVID-19. End result – more patients are dying of heart attacks and strokes. As the video states, hospitals … Read More

Honoring healthcare heroes – DFWHC and Agency Creative produce video

04/02/2020

The creative firm Agency Creative graciously donated their time this week to produce a “Thank you” video honoring the first responders and healthcare workers in North Texas as they work through the COVID-19 crisis. Working on behalf of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), Agency Creative’s 30-second clip will run throughout the month during public service announcements on television. An award-winning … Read More

DFWHC speaks with NBC 5 on COVID-19 care at rural hospitals

04/01/2020

In a news segment last night on NBC 5, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by Scott Friedman on the potential spread of COVID-19 to rural communities. Love said urban North Texas hospitals have considered the impact of rural patients should COVID-19 spread to their communities. Many rural locales have only a few ICU beds and in some … Read More