Free COVID-19 testing available in Fort Worth


Free walk-up COVID-19 testing is available in Fort Worth from August 4-8 at Jarvis High School. Testing will be available without appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium located at 1411 Maydell Street. No advanced registration is required, though all persons being tested will need to have a telephone due to results being returned by phone … Read More

#NTXDoesItRight Outreach


We hope everyone is having a great Friday! We are excited to let you know that Dallas County Health and Human Services has launched a new campaign to promote its COVID-19 community health guidelines. In collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and the Dallas Zoo, they have created the #NTXDoesItRight campaign to encourage North Texans to wear a mask … Read More

DFWHC Blog: Three simple words – wear a mask


Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council What is the best way to stimulate the economy? I can tell you in three simple words – wear a mask. As COVID-19 cases dramatically increase in Texas, we are being forced to delay business openings and the North Texas economy continues to suffer. Wearing a mask will prevent the spread of … Read More

Mobile COVID-19 test collections over the next three days in Keller


A mobile COVID-19 test collection site will be available at the Keller Independent School District (ISD) Complex, July 9-11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Keller ISD complex is located at 500 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX 76248. You will be screened if you have: • Fever or chills; • A cough; • Fatigue; • Body aches; • … Read More

Don’t delay emergency care – call 9-1-1!


During these uncertain times, know the dedicated teams at the hospitals of North Texas are here for you. If you believe you may be experiencing signs of COVID-19, our healthcare heroes can help you assess your symptoms and direct you to the right care. Equally important, our hospitals are open and ready to care for other emergencies. Please, do not … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses the latest on COVID-19 with KRLD 1080 AM


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love participated in an extensive interviewed yesterday on KRLD 1080 AM to discuss – you guessed it! – hospital capacity and COVID-19. “About a week to 10 days ago, I thought we were okay as far as hospital capacity,” Love said. “But all of our models are now showing dramatic increases in COVID-19 patients.” You … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses COVID-19 with State of Reform


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love sat down for an interview with State of Reform Reporter Michael Goldberg this week to discuss hospital capacity and COVID-19. Writers for the national website, which attempts to bridge the gap between health care and health policy, have been keeping an eye on the growing number of COVID-19 patients across the nation during the … Read More

DFWHC’s Love to participate in July 9 “State of Health” event


The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce will host a “State of Health” virtual panel discussion on July 9 at 12 noon CDT. Speakers will include: • Stephen Love, DFW Hospital Council; • Dr. Phillip Huang, Dallas County Health and Human Services Department; • Jason Isham, Children’s Health; • and Dr. Shawna D. Nesbitt, UT Southwestern. The event is sponsored by Children’s … Read More

New video promotes wearing a mask over holiday weekend


In a video released in advance of the Fourth of July holiday weekend by the Texas organization “Stand Tall for Small,” the message of wearing a mask to help the economy is emphasized. As stated on the public service announcement page, “Small businesses are the heartbeat of the Texas economy and have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis in … Read More

Love to serve on panel during July 8 COVID-19 discussion


The North Texas Commission will host a continuation of its “To the Point” panel series with the virtual “The Changing Face of Healthcare after COVID-19” on July 8 at 12 noon CDT. Speakers will include: • Stephen Love, DFW Hospital Council; • Dr. Paul Hain, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas; • Dr. John Burruss, Metrocare Services; • and Dr. … Read More