DFWHC to host weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care”


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has decided to go “Radio Ga Ga” in 2020 when it will begin hosting the weekly radio program “The Human Side of Healthcare” on KRLD 1080 AM. The DFWHC Board of Trustees approved the radio broadcast in October. The program, airing Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT starting January 12, is expected to showcase the … Read More

Let’s work together to solve this issue


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council John F. Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” You might be surprised to learn that one in nine children in the U.S. live in Texas, a statistic that is most certainly a blessing. The Georgetown University Health Policy … Read More

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP – CMS revisits Hospital Co-location


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. By Laura Keidan Martin, Kenya Woodruff and Rachel Adams of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP On May 3, CMS issues a draft letter to State Survey Agency Directors regarding “Guidance for Hospital Co-location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities” (Guidance) that is … Read More

D CEO Healthcare profiles Dr. John Warner


D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox has penned a great profile of Dr. John Warner, which ran March 18. The executive vice president for health system affairs at UT Southwestern, Dr. Warner was instrumental in the planning and construction of UT Southwestern’s William J. Clements Jr. University Hospital, a 460-bed facility consistently named the best in Dallas. He is now … Read More

The importance of our rural hospitals


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council When I was in the 9th grade in rural Virginia, I felt stomach cramps one morning while in class. As the day progressed, the cramps became so painful my parents had to take me to one of only two local physicians in my small hometown. Upon examination, he determined … Read More

D Healthcare breaks down national hospital rankings


D Healthcare Daily Editor Matt Goodman examined U.S. News and World Report’s annual hospital rankings released this morning, with detail on whether North Texas hospitals were able to reach the top 20. DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love was quoted in the article, “There are many reports published about providers and it is not surprising that many results are … Read More

DFWHC Membership Directory now available


The 2013 version of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Membership Directory is now available. Complimentary hard copies will be distributed to hospital and associate members in August. The directory will be available as hard copy book or an electronic .pdf document which can be e-mailed to members. The popular reference guide serves as an informational address book for members … Read More

What About Hospital Patient Care Costs?


About five years ago, a “think tank” and university published total Medicare costs per beneficiary in different regions of the country. They stated Texas had some of the highest health care costs in the nation. I contacted the people who conducted the study, reviewed their raw data and extracted only acute care hospital expenses. My analysis revealed acute care hospital … Read More

Behavioral Health – Must Be In Care Continuum


Behavioral health disorders affect a large portion of our population. Each year, one in four Americans experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and the majority has comorbid physical health problems. Currently, 55 percent of U.S. counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers. In 2009, more than two million discharges from local community hospitals were for a … Read More

Speed networking event set for April 4


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will host its second Speed Networking Event, April 4 at the Addison offices of Konica Minolta, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, #700. The complimentary breakfast session is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. The networking exercise, where attendees visit with each other one-on-one for six minutes apiece, was very popular during the first gathering in 2012. This year, hospital … Read More