As a nurse, are you “hardy” enough? The DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s annual Summer Institute is set for August 6 at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. This year’s theme, “Hardiness Training for Nurses” will be highlighted by speaker Sharon Judkins, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, an associate professor at UT Arlington. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
To register, please click here. Registration deadline is July 31. For information, please contact email@example.com.
A study prepared for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) by Merritt Hawkins exposing major gaps in Texas’ physician workforce was noted in a story this morning in D Healthcare Daily on the new medical degree program to be offered by the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT) and Texas Christian University (TCU).
The story “It’s Official: TCU, UNT Health Science Center Detail New Medical School With M.D. Track” and penned by Matt Goodman, detailed the UNT Board of Regents offering its unanimous support of the Health Science Center at Fort Worth to team with TCU to form a new medical degree program, an initiative that will create the third medical school in North Texas and its second M.D. track.
The Foundation/NTREC study surveyed each of the state’s 254 counties to determine if there was a physician shortage in the state, finding that North Texas had 197.2 physicians per 100,000—a number that falls below the national average of 226 per 100,000.
To read the full D Healthcare Daily story, please click here.
To read the Foundation/NTREC study, please click here.
In an article released today in HealthIT Analytics, DFW Hospital Council Foundation staff members discussed how population health could be influenced by big data. Theresa Mendoza, directory of quality, BI and data services, and Richard Howe, PhD, executive director of the North Texas Regional Extension Center, provided their expertise in the story penned by Jennifer Bresnick. You can read the story here.
Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Patient Safety Summit, August 5 at the Las Colinas Marriott in Irving.
For $75.00 you will get CE’s, breakfast, lunch and hear some excellent speakers including Rosanna Barrett, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equality Center of Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Health and Human Services Commission; and Vickie Gillespie, RN, BSN, Clinical Analyst of the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Branch of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
To register, click here. For information, e-mail DFWHEN@dfwhcfoundation.org.
We hope you can join us for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s North Texas Preceptor Academy, August 12. This second preceptor academy of the summer will be hosted by JPS Health Network at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus in the TRTR Action A Room on the fourth floor (300 East Belknap Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102).
The program, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., is for healthcare professionals interested in learning about precepting. Sessions are designed to help the beginner and the experienced preceptor. Speakers include nursing and allied health representatives from North Texas hospitals and schools.
Cost is $60. Fee includes breakfast and lunch. You must pre-register as seating is limited. You can register online here.
For information, contact Sally Williams or Danette Tidwell at 972-717-4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.