Brett Lee and COVID-19 report to highlight Sunday’s “The Human Side of Health Care”

03/27/2020

Brett Lee, president of Texas Health Frisco and a COVID-19 Report will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love and KRLD’s Thomas Miller will provide the extended COVID-19 Report. The radio program runs … Read More

DRC flyer provides the scoop on COVID-19 virtual screenings

03/26/2020

The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) has been working overtime to produce and distribute flyers this week related to COVID-19 testing in the community. As part of an ongoing effort to educate North Texas residents, DRC released a “COVID-19 Virtual Screenings” flyer today. The document details symptoms necessary to utilize area hospitals’ virtual screening capabilities and step-by-step considerations before residents decide … Read More

Should you be tested? Dallas Regional Chamber releases COVID-19 flyer

03/25/2020

As part of an ongoing effort to educate the community, the Dallas Regional Chamber released a flyer today detailing COVID-19 drive-thru testing in the community. Working with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC), the Dallas Regional Chamber flyer includes information on symptoms for testing, convenient locations and steps to consider. “We would like to thank the team at Dallas Regional Chamber … Read More

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

Blood shortage and COVID-19 update detailed on “The Human Side of Health Care”

03/23/2020

Episode 12 of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast Sunday on KRLD 1080 AM. Updates on the regional blood shortage and COVID-19 efforts were detailed during the program. Guests included: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert Walker, president/CEO at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; • and … Read More

Dr. Sayers to detail blood shortage due to COVID-19 on Sunday’s “Human Side of Health Care”

03/20/2020

An alarming blood shortage in North Texas due to COVID-19 will highlight Sunday’s edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care.” The broadcast will air on KRLD 1080 AM at 1:00 p.m. CST. Guest stars will include: • Dr. Merlyn Sayers, president/CEO at Carter BloodCare; • Robert Walker, president/CEO at Texas Scottish … 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