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


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

Webinar tomorrow to detail COVID-19 Communication App


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be co-hosting a webinar with Affiliated Enterprise Solutions, LLC tomorrow to detail a new Mobile Smith Application designed to support hospitals and health systems during their COVID-19 response. The complimentary event is set for 10:00 a.m. CST. During the webinar, Mobile Smith will discuss its secure mobile apps designed for hospital staff and the … Read More

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


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!


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

DFWHC’s Spring Interlocutor is now available


The spring edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s Interlocutor magazine is now available. Click the graphic or link below to read about the shocking developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Texas. You can also read about the many projects our partners have been working on during this crisis. Hard copies will be mailed to members next week. You can … Read More

Guests from Texas Health, Children’s and UTSW highlight yesterday’s “Human Side of Health Care”


Episode 17 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 with guests from Texas Health Resources, Children’s Health and UT Southwestern. Guests included: • Dr. John Harper, cardiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas; • and Beth Warren, clinical therapist at … Read More

“The Human Side of Health Care” is going primetime!


“The Human Side of Health Care” is going primetime starting this Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. The weekly radio show normally airs every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. CDT. Ratings have been so strong, KRLD will now repeat the broadcast at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Hosted by DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love and KRLD’s Thomas Miller, the program initially showcased the activities of … Read More

Health Catalyst to host April 17 encore webinar on “COVID-19 Capacity Planning”


Health Catalyst, an Associate Member of the DFW Hospital Council, will host the educational webinar “COVID-19 Capacity Planning for Staffing and PPE” on April 17 at 11:00 a.m. CDT. COVID-19 has created unprecedented strain on hospital capacity and resources. On April 8, Health Catalyst released a public Capacity Planning Tool to address capacity needs throughout the healthcare system during COVID-19. … Read More