DFWHC speaks with FOX 4 on “critical point” in COVID-19 spread

03/24/2020

In a news segment on FOX 4, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was interviewed by David Sentendrey on the current status of the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Love said North Texas needs to flatten the COVID-19 curve in order to preserve the supply of hospital resources including medical masks and bed capacity. “I’ve heard supplies are low … Read More

Love speaks with D Healthcare on “Shelter-in-Place” order

03/24/2020

In a post yesterday on D Magazine’s website, Will Maddox reported on the reasons for the “Shelter-in-Place” order in Dallas County while speaking with DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Sunday issued an order requiring county residents to “Shelter in Place.” The order took effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and will … Read More

DEA creates a COVID-19 information page

03/20/2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a statement today detailing its new information page that went live this week. The statement: The mission of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial, and … Read More

DFWHC and the Foundation develop COVID-19 “Tip Sheet”

03/19/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the DFWHC Foundation developed a COVID-19 Tip Sheet this week providing information to families in North Texas forced to stay at home due to social distancing and self-quarantine. Created by Dr. Sushma Sharma, the DFWHC Foundation’s director of population health, the one-page document provides helpful information during this healthcare challenge. The tip sheet is … Read More

Medical City updates visitor access restrictions

03/19/2020

Medical City Healthcare announced it was taking additional proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and the communities served by its 16 North Texas hospitals with new visitor restrictions that go into effect today. Guidance for Visitors To ensure a safe care environment, visitors are not permitted with the exception of individuals considered necessary … Read More

COVID-19 Resource Center is now available online

03/19/2020

As we work to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health care sector and how care is delivered, we want to ensure you have access to valuable resources. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), in partnership with Hall Render, is offering the following COVID-19 Resource Center to our entire membership to help you manage all guidance being issued related … Read More

COVID-19 Science Spotlight at Perot Museum posted online

03/16/2020

The panel discussion “Science Spotlight: COVID-19” hosted at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science yesterday in Dallas has been posted online. The live-streamed event included panelists: • Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas and former president of the Dallas County Medical Association; • Jennifer Finley, RN, NCSN, MPA/HCA, Director of Health Services, Dallas Independent School District; … Read More

CDC releases video detailing who should get tested for COVID-19

03/16/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a video last week detailing what symptoms a patient should be showing before being tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Video guest is Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer, an infectious disease expert at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. You can view the video here.

Carter BloodCare worries about blood supply shortage due to public fears

03/16/2020

Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO of Carter BloodCare released a statement this morning detailing concerns of an impending situation with the community blood supply due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. According to Dr. Sayers, the COVID-19 news has led many companies and schools to cancel their planned blood drives, with little hope of them being rescheduled soon. Employees are also being told … Read More

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to begin for current Parkland patients only

03/16/2020

Parkland Health & Hospital System distributed a press release this morning stating that at mid-day today on Monday, March 16, the hospital would offer drive-through COVID-19 testing by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medical criteria with a Parkland physician’s order. Parkland patients can contact the COVID-19 Patient Line at 214-590-8060. While Parkland anticipates expanding its capacity … Read More