Don’t delay emergency care – call 9-1-1!


During these uncertain times, know the dedicated teams at the hospitals of North Texas are here for you. If you believe you may be experiencing signs of COVID-19, our healthcare heroes can help you assess your symptoms and direct you to the right care. Equally important, our hospitals are open and ready to care for other emergencies. Please, do not … Read More

DFWHC partner R-Water highlighted in recent news story testimonial


In a recent story in “Healthcare Purchasing News,” DFW Hospital Council Associate Member R-Water was highlighted as an example of innovative solutions when fighting COVID-19 issues in the workplace. When detailing the advantages of producing healthcare-grade disinfectant on-site at facilities, here’s what an administrative director at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System had to say: “Like most healthcare facilities, we … Read More

ACHE of North Texas to host June 25 virtual panel


The ACHE of North Texas will host the virtual panel discussion “Voices that Care: Navigating a COVID-19 Future” on Thursday, June 25 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., CDT. Panelists will include: • Benson P. Chacko, FACHE, Vice President of Operations, Methodist Dallas Medical Center; • Tracy Martinez, Professional and Support Services Officer, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance; • … Read More

Health Catalyst – Managing Hospital Patient Flow


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Health Catalyst. One of the ongoing challenges healthcare systems face is managing hospital patient flow—the movement of patients through the hospital from entry to discharge. If not managed effectively, patient flow can have negative ripple effects throughout the health system. Efficient hospital patient flow allows … Read More

OSPECS Consulting – What happens in the basement might prevent COVID-19


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by OSPECS Consulting, LLC. There is an unsung hero in the fight against COVID-19: the sterile processing department of your local hospital. The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) and its technicians are charged with cleaning, preparing and sterilizing any reusable medical device used on patients. Often overlooked—it … Read More

R-Water provides COVID-19 defense to assisted living community


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Associate Member R-Water, LLC continues to make headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cutting edge cleaning and disinfection company recently installed its EPA-regulated anti-microbial pesticide device at Appletree Court Assisted Living in Richardson, Texas. This timely installation will allow for the on-site production of TK60, a hypoallergenic healthcare grade disinfectant proven effective in killing coronavirus (COVID-19), … Read More

Hall Render – The ADA and COVID-19


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. The firm’s COVID-19 Resource Center can be found here. By Robin Sheridan, attorney at Hall Render While there has been an onslaught of new legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers don’t want to lose sight of traditional employment laws. The Fair Labor … Read More

OSPECS Consulting promoting sterile processing expertise


OSPECS Consulting, LLC, an Associate Member of the DFW Hospital Council, has been promoting its in-demand national experts on sterile processing. Their high-level disinfection program performs a deep dive into the sterile processing department to evaluate process efficiencies in five functional areas of operations against regulatory standards and guidelines. “Are your endoscopy technicians trained to perform a safe and effective … Read More

ACHE of NTX to host April 23 webinar on COVID-19 healthcare policy


The ACHE of North Texas will host the educational webinar “COVID-19: A Rapidly Changing Dynamic for Healthcare Policy & Management” on Thursday, April 23 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Agenda includes: • 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: Telehealth: A Fast and Furious Update Christine Kailish, President/CEO, Brittain Kalish Group, LLC • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.: COVID-19: The Truth Dr. Nikhil … Read More

New date set for DFWHC Foundation’s Employee of the Year Luncheon


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation has set Sept. 16 as the rescheduled date for its 24th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon at Hurst Conference Center. The luncheon honoring North Texas hospital employees, originally set for April 23, had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Attendees who already purchased tables and tickets will be honored for the rescheduled … Read More