“Active Shooter Training” seminar attracts 120-plus

02/21/2018

More than 120-plus attendees turned out for this morning’s proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace” at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Co-hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Fisher Phillips, the event included Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital District Police Department discussing the Avoid, Deny and … Read More

Life is a priority – “Active Shooter Training” seminar just one week away

02/14/2018

Life is a priority. Active shooter events at a healthcare facility present unique challenges. Healthcare professionals may be faced with a decision about what to do with patients. Visitors will be present and patients or staff may not be able to evacuate due to age, injury or illness. These topics and more will be discussed in just one week during … Read More

DFWHC and Alzheimer’s Association to host March 8 event

02/13/2018

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the Alzheimer’s Association is inviting members to learn about the latest analysis findings of Alzheimer’s disease during the educational event “Alzheimer’s Research Update: Early Detection Resources and Tools” on Thursday, March 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. An expert list … Read More

What should you do? “Active Shooter Training” course two weeks away

02/07/2018

What should you do? According to Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital District Police Department, you should Avoid, Deny and Defend (ADD). Learn this and more in two weeks during the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace” on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. … Read More

Maternal mortality – we own it

02/02/2018

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council A Texas Congressman asked me if the alarming maternal mortality statistics within our state were true. Maternal mortality – when a mother dies from pregnancy related to complications while pregnant or within 42 days of giving birth – apparently doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2012. While the complete … Read More

Foundation’s 22nd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon set for April 25

02/02/2018

A celebration of dedicated North Texas hospital employees, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 22nd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon is set for April 25 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. The 2018 winners will be announced at the event from a pool of more than 130 nominees. The theme of this year’s luncheon is “Caregivers … Read More

Three weeks until “Active Shooter Training” seminar

02/01/2018

It’s just three weeks until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s (DFWHC) proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace” on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Hosted in coordination with DFWHC Associate Member Fisher Phillips, the seminar is ideal for hospital executives, employees and … Read More

“Active Shooter Training” seminar set for Feb. 21

01/16/2018

With workplace violence on the rise in the U.S., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and employment lawyers at Fisher Phillips invite hospital executives, employees and security professionals to attend the proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace” on Wednesday, February 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children … Read More

Political policy should not be public health policy

01/11/2018

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council Lawmakers’ promises they’ll soon renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are of little comfort to millions of children in the U.S. It is January 11, 2018, and nine million children are still in limbo because Congress will not reauthorize the health Insurance program. The wait has been an … Read More

CHOT notes the importance of “active barrier” apparel in patient safety

01/09/2018

Adopting “active barrier” apparel in healthcare uniforms is an important step towards patient safety, according to research conducted in 2017 by the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Texas health organizations to reveal steps in supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in healthcare. CHOT is based at … Read More