Hall Render Blog: Vaccine Consternation – Should COVID-19 vaccines be required?

06/11/2021

The following is a blog posted by DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Hall Render. For questions, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. After more than a year of global turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to emerge. So far this year, several drug manufacturers, including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & … Read More

DFWHC joins more than 180 groups urging state leaders to expand health coverage

04/20/2021

Today, 188 Texas organizations including the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) banded together to urge state leaders to provide a health insurance option for low-wage Texas adults. A wide spectrum of physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders and advocates signed the letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, House Speaker Phelan, and members of the Texas Legislature. Noting that … Read More

DFWHC Blog – Now is the time for Medicaid expansion

03/08/2021

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council Our state has endured a difficult year of COVID-19, not to mention unemployment and the loss of healthcare coverage for many Texas residents. Now is the time for us to strive for healthcare coverage for all Texans. We ask our Texas legislative leaders to work collaboratively on Medicaid expansion. We now have … 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 to participate in Jan. 22 NDCC Health Care Conference

01/12/2021

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will serve as a Supporting Sponsor of the virtual North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) Annual Health Care Conference on January 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The event will include three sessions and more than 10 speakers. DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love will moderate the panel discussion “Reducing the Number of Uninsureds in North … Read More

DFWHC’s Love posts national blog detailing Texas’ uninsured children

01/08/2020

Could expansion of Medicaid solve the growing problem of children lacking health insurance in Texas? According to a blog posted this morning on the American Communities Project website by DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love, the proof is in the numbers. Titled “Time to Tackle the Problem of Uninsured Children in Texas,” Love’s blog explored the health and … Read More

Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading

12/10/2019

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More

DCEO Healthcare details coverage expansion following DFWHC event

12/05/2019

Inspired by a panel discussion co-hosted by the DFW Hospital Council and Hall Render, D CEO Healthcare Editor Will Maddox posted a December 3 story detailing the difficulties of Medicaid expansion in Texas. “Texas remains one of 14 states in the country that has yet to expand Medicaid, as its Republican leadership has refused to accept more federal money for … Read More

Let’s work together to solve this issue

11/14/2019

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

DFWHC’s Love highlighted in State of Reform video

11/06/2019

Our own DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO W. Stephen Love was highlighted this week in the State of Reform video “What They’re Watching.” The video series interviews national executives to gauge the latest issues in healthcare. Love detailed his concerns including Medicaid expansion, trauma funding, the Driver Responsibility Act and telehealth. State of Reform is a conference series and executive … Read More