DFWHC and Accenture webinar “Virtual Healthcare in Texas” is now available online

10/15/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Accenture webinar “Texans Want Virtual Healthcare. Here’s How Providers Can Grow from It,” originally broadcast on October 14, has now been posted online. The complimentary event examined a groundbreaking Texas survey by Accenture detailing the surprising results of telehealth usage during the pandemic. The survey revealed over twice as many Texans utilized telehealth for … Read More

DFWHC and Accenture webinar “Virtual Healthcare in Texas” is just two days away!

10/12/2020

It’s just two days until the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Accenture webinar “Texans Want Virtual Healthcare. Here’s How Providers Can Grow from It.” this Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CDT. The complimentary event will examine a groundbreaking Texas survey by Accenture detailing the surprising results of telehealth usage during the pandemic. The survey revealed over twice … Read More

DFWHC and Accenture to co-host Oct. 14 webinar detailing “Virtual Healthcare in Texas”

09/28/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Accenture will co-host the webinar “Texans Want Virtual Healthcare. Here’s How Providers Can Grow from It.” on Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., CDT. The complimentary event will examine a groundbreaking Texas survey by Accenture detailing the surprising results of telehealth usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey revealed over twice as … 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

Was it good for Texas to decline Medicaid expansion?

02/04/2019

WFAA Ch. 8 Reporter David Schechter tackled the thorny issue of Texas Medicaid expansion during an extended news segment broadcast last night. With the state having a chance in 2013 to drastically expand healthcare coverage to 1.5 million of the poorest Texans, it emphatically said no. The question Schechter asked was a simple one – “Was that a good decision?” … 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

Behavioral Health – Must Be In Care Continuum

03/20/2013

Behavioral health disorders affect a large portion of our population. Each year, one in four Americans experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder and the majority has comorbid physical health problems. Currently, 55 percent of U.S. counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers. In 2009, more than two million discharges from local community hospitals were for a … Read More

Love supports Medicaid expansion in DMN story

02/13/2013

In response to the Dallas County commissioners’ endorsement of an expanded Medicaid program, Steve Love, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s president/CEO, was quoted in The Dallas Morning News article “Commissioners OK expanding Medicaid” in the Wednesday, Feb. 13 edition. In a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dallas County commissioners voiced their support of expanded Medicaid that would cover uninsured … Read More

Medicaid Expansion

02/07/2013

Texas leads the nation with the highest uninsured rate of approximately 27 percent. Roughly six million Texans have no health insurance, including one million children. Forty percent of the state’s pregnant women do not receive appropriate pre-natal care. As Texas residents, these numbers are troubling and ultimately, the key to solve these problems is working together in a collaborative manner. … Read More

Charting the Course for a Healthy Future

10/30/2012

Obesity is one of the most challenging health crises the United States has ever faced. Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of our nation’s children and adolescents are currently obese or overweight, putting them at increased risk for more than 20 major diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. But the effects of obesity … Read More