People 50 and older now eligible to be vaccinated starting March 15

03/11/2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday it was expanding COVID-19 vaccination to people 50-64 years of age starting Monday, March 15. More than 93 percent of the Texas fatalities caused by the coronavirus have been in people 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities. “We’ve seen a … Read More

Ellis County accepting COVID-19 vaccine registrations

03/10/2021

Ellis County is in the process of accepting registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine. A free online MyBSWHealth account is the easiest way for residents to be notified of available vaccine appointments at Baylor Scott & White Health. For questions, please visit BSWHealth.com/COVIDVaccine or call 1-844-27-8222. You can also find information here.

Two new locations opening for vaccine registration in Dallas

03/09/2021

There are two new locations opening for COVID-19 vaccine registration this week in Dallas. The registration sites are targeting people in the Phase 1A and 1B category, which includes healthcare workers and those aged 65 and older with underlying health conditions. The first site opens this Thursday between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Singing Hills Recreation Center at … Read More

Vaccine registration set for March 13 in Fort Worth

03/09/2021

The Tarrant County Community Engaged Alliance Against COVID-19 is hosting a vaccine registration event on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CDT at the Eastside YMCA in Fort Worth. North Texan residents can also sign up online with their county or any county convenient to them. The county will then contact you when it is your turn … Read More

Statement by DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love on today’s removal of mask mandate in Texas

03/02/2021

“Governor Greg Abbott’s decision today to remove the mask mandate in Texas is very unfortunate. This could increase community spread of COVID-19 and potentially cause mutations called variants. Worn properly, face masks can block respiratory droplets of COVID-19 produced when an infected person coughs. Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic people who do not … Read More

DFWHC’s Winter 2021 Interlocutor is now available

03/01/2021

The Winter 2021 edition of the DFW Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) Interlocutor magazine is now available. Click the graphic or link below to read about the latest developments of the COVID-19 vaccine. You can also read about DFWHC’s new 2021 Year-round Sponsors Hall Render and BKD, plus updates on the new Boards of Trustees for both DFWHC and the Foundation. Hard … Read More

SVP Dallas to host “Healthcare Responds” discussion on Feb. 16

02/11/2021

Social Venture Partners (SVP) of Dallas will host the panel discussion “Healthcare Responds” on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CDT. Speakers will include Dr. Eric G. Bing, Professor of Global Health at Southern Methodist University; Marian Brown, Dallas County Sheriff; and Dr. Fred Cerise, President/CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Tony Fleo, CEO of SVP Dallas, … Read More

DFWHC and OSPECS webinar “PEER Collaboration” is now available online

10/16/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and OSPECS Consulting, LLC webinar “PEER Collaboration: The Blueprint for Accreditation Success,” originally broadcast on October 15, has now been posted online. The complimentary event examined industry changes in surgical services and sterile processing to include detail on PEER methodology for OR and Sterile Processing. Speakers included Mary Olivera, Marilyn Main and Jonathan Wilder of … Read More

DFWHC and OSPECS webinar “PEER Collaboration” is tomorrow!

10/14/2020

Last chance to register for the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and OSPECS Consulting, LLC webinar “PEER Collaboration: The Blueprint for Accreditation Success” taking place tomorrow, October 15 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CDT. The complimentary event will examine industry changes in surgical services and sterile processing. The panel discussion will also detail: • Factors that affect Sterile Processing Departments; • … Read More

DFWHC and VitaCorpo webinar “Workforce Readiness” is now posted online

10/08/2020

During the ongoing trials of the COVID-19 pandemic, is your staff truly “Workforce Ready?” The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and VitaCorpo webinar “Workforce Readiness: Safely Bring Employees Back To Work,” originally broadcast on October 7, has now been posted online. A VitaCorpo expert panel including Greg Harris, Herman Hill and Jody Holmes served as guest speakers during the event. The … Read More