Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 13-14

05/14/2018

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is scheduled for August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety,” with Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation, and Dave Dravecky, the former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, serving as keynote speakers. Sessions on August 13 are from … Read More

“Active Shooter Training” seminar detailed in Dallas Morning News

02/21/2018

Reporter Dana Branham of The Dallas Morning News posted a detailed story on this morning’s proactive presentation “Active Shooter Training: What to do in the Healthcare Workplace,” co-hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and Fisher Phillips. Held in the main auditorium at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the event included Captain Dan Birbeck of the Dallas County Hospital … Read More

“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

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

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

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

Vestagen – Hospital uniforms are a great opportunity for improvement

11/30/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following is the first of a series provided by Vestagen. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. UNIFORMS – WHAT YOUR STAFF WEARS – are one of the most overlooked strategic opportunities for improvement on the Nurse Magnet, Quadruple Aim and High Reliability journey. With … Read More

Hot North Texas, Summer in the City!

07/30/2015

With the heat index reaching 108 degrees yesterday in North Texas, officially the hottest day of the year, employees of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) were treated to a fun surprise yesterday afternoon. DFWHC executives provided employees with free ice cream during a work break when an official Texas Ice Cream Truck pulled up to the front door, music playing … Read More