DFWHC celebrates the inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day


In recognition of the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to commemorate Texas’ inaugural COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day. Through the passage of House Bill 2166 during the 2023 Texas legislative session, March 4 – the date of the first reported COVID-19 case in Texas in … Read More

ACHE of NTX to host “Legislative Update” on June 20


ACHE of North Texas will host the educational event “Post-Legislative Session Update and Healthcare Impact to North Texas” on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Moody Outpatient Center at Parkland Health. The panel will be comprised of healthcare policy experts to include: • Dustin Anthamatten-Dominguez, Vice President of Operations, Methodist Health System; • Dan Blizzard, Vice … Read More

DFWHC’s Love participates in HFMA State Conference in Austin


DFWHC Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love participated in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) State Conference on May 22 in Austin at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Love participated in the “Payor Panel” with Scott Flannery, chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) Employer & Individual operations in Texas and Oklahoma; and Shara McClure, Independent Consultant at McClure Consulting, Inc. The panel … Read More

DFWHC’s Love participates in press conference announcing legislation related to Methodist shootings


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love was present yesterday for the press conference introducing bills that would create harsher penalties for people assaulting a hospital worker in a hospital. State and local officials were on hand at Dallas police headquarters for the announcement in response to the tragic Methodist Hospital shootings on October 22, 2022, when a criminal on … Read More

Blog by DFWHC’s Love details his wish for Medicaid expansion


A blog by DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love detailing his hope for Texas Medicaid expansion dropped yesterday on the D CEO Healthcare website. “The federal government funds 90 percent of the expansion,” wrote Love. “And yet we continue to pay federal income taxes for funding Texas steadfastly refuses to accept. We are helping to fund expansion in other states … Read More

DFWHC’s Love talks healthcare costs in D Magazine


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love talked healthcare costs with D Magazine’s Will Maddox in an article that dropped Monday. “Employers that want to discuss healthcare costs should collaborate with providers so we can engage in an open exchange regarding transparency and what goes into products and services including the cost of care,” Love said. “This would be a very … Read More

DFWHC’s Stephen Love discusses healthcare workforce shortage with NBC


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love discussed the latest COVID-19 trends in North Texas and the healthcare workforce shortage during an interview yesterday evening on NBC 5 DFW. “Many of our nurses are taking adjunct professorships so they can teach at night to help more nursing graduates,” Love said. “We’re looking at the upcoming legislative sessions on how we can … Read More

DFWHC Blog – Now is the time for Medicaid expansion


Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council Our state has endured a difficult year of COVID-19, not to mention unemployment and the loss of healthcare coverage for many Texas residents. Now is the time for us to strive for healthcare coverage for all Texans. We ask our Texas legislative leaders to work collaboratively on Medicaid expansion. We now have … Read More

DFWHC to participate in Jan. 22 NDCC Health Care Conference


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will serve as a Supporting Sponsor of the virtual North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) Annual Health Care Conference on January 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The event will include three sessions and more than 10 speakers. DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love will moderate the panel discussion “Reducing the Number of Uninsureds in North … Read More

Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading


By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More