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

Cancer Support Community – Clinical Trials: Removing the mystery and opening eyes


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Cancer Support Community North Texas and Mary Crowley Cancer Research. By Dr. James Strauss, Clinical Scientific Director, Mary Crowley Cancer Research and Mirchelle Louis, CEO of Cancer Support Community North Texas More treatment options are available to cancer patients than ever before. Treatment is … Read More

Health Catalyst – Managing Hospital Patient Flow


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Health Catalyst. One of the ongoing challenges healthcare systems face is managing hospital patient flow—the movement of patients through the hospital from entry to discharge. If not managed effectively, patient flow can have negative ripple effects throughout the health system. Efficient hospital patient flow allows … Read More

OSPECS Consulting – What happens in the basement might prevent COVID-19


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by OSPECS Consulting, LLC. There is an unsung hero in the fight against COVID-19: the sterile processing department of your local hospital. The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) and its technicians are charged with cleaning, preparing and sterilizing any reusable medical device used on patients. Often overlooked—it … Read More

Austin prepares for Coronavirus with new technology saving taxpayers on cleaning chemicals


The Coronavirus is rapidly spreading and the City of Austin is taking charge to defend its community. Austin’s Building Services Department has implemented a game changing technology from R-Water, a local company headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. This technology enables Building Services to produce a powerful, hypoallergenic disinfectant and a powerful, hypoallergenic all-purpose cleaner on-site. The disinfectant kills Coronavirus and … Read More

Conference detailing human trafficking set for Jan. 11


The North Texas Cluster of The Links, Inc. is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Conference” on January 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. Speakers will include: • Alan Schonborn from the office of Governor Abbott; • Vicki Spriggs of Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); • Chad Frymire of Dallas … Read More

Foundation to host complimentary “Opioid Management” summit on Nov. 13


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation will host the complimentary educational event “Opioid Management: A Path for the Future” on November 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon in Frisco at the new Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Topics will detail the U.S. opioid epidemic and what strategies are being employed to ensure patients and communities are better served. Speakers will … Read More

DFW Alliance to host Aug. 8 event on healthcare safety


The DFW Alliance for Healthcare Excellence will be hosting the educational event “Texas Health – Our Journey to Zero Harm” on August 8 at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Lynn Myers, a family physician serving the DFW area for over 20 years before becoming a vice president of coding, quality and … Read More

VESTEX healthcare scrubs first-ever to receive FDA designation


Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., which develops and markets healthcare worker uniforms, scrubs, lab coats and other garments utilizing its proprietary VESTEX® Active Barrier fabric, announced in May that VESTEX apparel has received 510(k) clearance as a Class II medical device from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VESTEX healthcare uniforms are the first daily-wear scrubs to receive a Class … Read More