Family Fit Fest 2024: Alignment with Health Disparities in North Texas


Blog by Mari Tietze, PhD. RN, BC-NI, FHIMSS, FAAN; Sharla Myers, JD; Tina Holt, MBA Correspondence concerning this post should be addressed to Sharla Myers of The Community Council of Greater Dallas at The authors would like to acknowledge the review of this document provided by the staff of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and Parkland Center for … Read More

DFWHC’s Stephen Love provides counterpoint to “Hospital Consolidation” in D CEO Healthcare post


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love penned a story this week in D CEO Healthcare providing a counterpoint to hospital consolidation. In the post titled “The Other Side of the Hospital Consolidation Story,” Love stated that recent articles citing hospitals as the main driver of escalating healthcare expenses were not entirely accurate. “According to the American Medical Association, hospitals … Read More

DFWHC’s Stephen Love discusses local heat wave on KRLD 1080


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love discussed the dangers of the North Texas heat wave and how it pertains to local hospitals during an interview yesterday with David Rankin and Kristin Diaz on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD. “Hospitals are always prepared for some kind of mass-casualty event. They are also prepared for a surge. I wouldn’t say there’s a surge, but … Read More

DFWHC’s Love participates in press conference announcing legislation related to Methodist shootings


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love was present yesterday for the press conference introducing bills that would create harsher penalties for people assaulting a hospital worker in a hospital. State and local officials were on hand at Dallas police headquarters for the announcement in response to the tragic Methodist Hospital shootings on October 22, 2022, when a criminal on … Read More

Blog by DFWHC’s Love details his wish for Medicaid expansion


A blog by DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love detailing his hope for Texas Medicaid expansion dropped yesterday on the D CEO Healthcare website. “The federal government funds 90 percent of the expansion,” wrote Love. “And yet we continue to pay federal income taxes for funding Texas steadfastly refuses to accept. We are helping to fund expansion in other states … Read More

DFWHC’s Love talks healthcare costs in D Magazine


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love talked healthcare costs with D Magazine’s Will Maddox in an article that dropped Monday. “Employers that want to discuss healthcare costs should collaborate with providers so we can engage in an open exchange regarding transparency and what goes into products and services including the cost of care,” Love said. “This would be a very … Read More

DFWHC’s Stephen Love discusses hospital safety with NBC


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love discussed hospital safety during an interview with Sophia Beausoleil yesterday on NBC 5 DFW. “Safety in hospitals is a delicate balance, to try to accommodate the needs of the patient, the patient’s family and loved ones and keep a secure, safe environment,” Love said. You can listen to the full interview here.

DFWHC sponsors star-studded “I’m Listening” suicide prevention program on Sept. 21


For the third straight year, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will sponsor the local airing of “I’m Listening,” a national suicide prevention program to be broadcast on Wednesday, September 21. As part of Audacy’s ongoing mental health initiative, in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this year’s campaign will be broadcast from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., CST, on … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses new COVID-19 booster shots with KRLD


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love discussed the new COVID-19 booster shots during an interview yesterday on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD. “It’s anticipated the CDC will approve the new shot,” Love said. “It will probably be available as soon as this weekend or right around Labor Day.” You can listen to the full interview here.

DFWHC’s Stephen Love details latest COVID-19 “wave” on CBS


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love discussed the latest COVID-19 numbers in North Texas during an interview Sunday evening on CBS DFW. “I would call it a wave. I would not classify it as a surge,” Love said. “Overall, hospital occupancy is running 91 percent, which is pretty high. In our ICU units, COVID patients account for 7.25 percent of … Read More