Just two days until DFWHC’s patient handling event

08/31/2015

Just two days until the DFW Hospital Council’s educational meeting “Safe Patient Handling and Mobility” on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children auditorium. Register now for this complimentary event where a panel will discuss evidence that shows organizations with a robust and safe patient handling program see improved outcomes. Each year, as many as 1 … Read More

Don’t miss our Sept. 2 complimentary event on patient handling

08/27/2015

Patient handling is more difficult than you think. You are invited to the DFW Hospital Council’s special educational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children auditorium. Titled “Safe Patient Handling and Mobility,” a special panel of experts will discuss evidence that shows organizations with a robust and safe patient handling program see improved outcomes. … Read More

“Guns in hospitals” loaded yet again

08/19/2015

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council It appears the “guns in hospitals” issue is being loaded yet again. As we reflect on the 84th Texas Legislative Session, the DFW Hospital Council is concerned about some leaders’ persistence to repeal the current prohibition on carrying handguns on hospital premises. Several bills introduced last session failed to pass, but some … Read More

DFWHC to host Sept. 2 educational meeting on patient handling

08/14/2015

Patient handling is more difficult than you think. The DFW Hospital Council will be hosting a special educational meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children auditorium. Titled “Safe Patient Handling and Mobility,” a special panel of experts will discuss evidence that shows organizations with a robust and safe patient handling program see improved outcomes, decreased … Read More

Love discusses “guns in hospitals” in KERA report

07/21/2015

In response to a proposed bill by State Rep. Drew Springer to eliminate gun-free zones in the state to possibly include North Texas hospitals, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love commented on the controversial issue for a KERA report yesterday. Springer said it makes no sense that he can take his gun into the Capitol building but has to … Read More

The single most preventable cause of death

11/25/2014

I am a native Virginian and proud of my heritage. I remember as a small boy visiting the warehouses where flue-cured tobacco was auctioned to the major companies for processing into cigarettes. John Rolfe, a young man from Jamestown, was the first colonist to grow tobacco in America. He secured the initial seeds from Trinidad and in 1612 produced his … Read More

Let’s Roll “Rolling Blackouts” out of Committee

05/10/2013

The hospitals of North Texas thank State Senator John Carona (R – Dallas) for introducing Senate Bill 1139 this legislative session. This bill would exempt hospitals from rolling blackouts. In February 2011, North Texas hospitals were subjected to rolling blackouts without prior warning. Our community was lucky no one died, although hospitals had several close calls. The same laws and … Read More