The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation had a productive day at the JPS Health Network’s Ninth Annual Research Day, June 5 at the Riley Center at Southwestern in Fort Worth.
The DFWHC Foundation’s staff members Sushma Sharma, director of public and population health research, and Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety services, delivered their presentations “Education: A Community Wide Campaign and Screening in Dallas-Fort Worth Region” and “Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) Prevention.”
DFWHC Foundation interns Erica Ogboenyiya and Neha Patel presented research projects showcasing their recent work. Ogboenyiya’s presentation identified characteristics of North Texas patients with suicidal ideation. Patel’s project demonstrated cultural and linguistic competency in North Texas hospitals.
For more than five years, the DFWHC Foundation has provided internships to students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The internship is one of several requirements for students to obtain their Masters of Public Health degrees. For information, please contact email@example.com.
We hope you can join us for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation Workforce Center’s 2015 North Texas Preceptor Academy, June 18-19 at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas. This educational event is for healthcare professionals interested in learning about precepting. Sessions are designed to help the beginner and the experienced preceptor. Preceptors serve a vital role by promoting competence, familiarity and confidence in new healthcare professionals. Learn responsibilities, communication skills, critical thinking, objectives and best practices.
Day 1: Preceptor 101 Training targeting beginner preceptors. Topics: Roles and Responsibilities of the Preceptor, Getting off to a Good Start, Adult Learning Styles, Beginning Behaviors and Ways of Thinking, Time Management and Organization and Assessing Progress.
Day 2: Interprofessional Insights for advanced preceptors. Topics: Competency Validation, Conflict Management, Cognitive Rehearsal, Tanner’s Critical Thinking/Judgment Model and the Preceptor of Year Award.
Training is targeted for both nursing and allied health professionals. Speakers include nursing and allied health representatives from North Texas hospitals and schools.
Cost is $75 for one day and $100 for two days. Cost includes continental breakfast and box lunch each day. You can attend one or two days. Preregistration is required. Seating is limited.
To register click here. Registration deadline is June 14.
For information, contact Sally Williams or Danette Tidwell at 972-717-4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DFW Hospital Council Foundation released its 2014-2015 Annual Review today to the public. This year’s edition details where each Foundation department has been and where they are “growing.” To read, please click the graphic below. You can also read the issue here.
Dr. Richard Howe, executive director of the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC), was interviewed by HealthLeaders Media earlier this month on the physician shortage in Texas. The story was prompted by the release of a survey commissioned by the NTREC and conducted by Merritt Hawkins detailing the alarming shortage of doctors in the state, with 35 counties having zero physicians.
You can read the story here.
Save the date for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s annual Patient Safety Summit on Aug. 5 at the Marriott Las Colinas!