April/May 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to the April/May edition of our Online Newsletter. We hope to communicate with you monthly on our latest projects in data, research, quality, workforce and public health.
Look below for the latest projects we are working on to
strengthen the health and safety of our community.
President's Column
By Kristin Tesmer
We have work underway locally through educational events and collaboration to address clinician burnout. Our goal is to create work environments that promote resilience and health within our valuable employees.

April 25 Luncheon
Employee winners announced
A salute to the North Texas hospital workforce, the DFWHC Foundation's 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon was held April 25. More than 700 attendees turned out to honor 130 nominees and 14 recipients.

Substance Misuse
Sixteen area counties covered
Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drug and alcohol higher than state averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released in May.

Patient Safety Summit
12th annual event on Aug. 1
The DFWHC Foundation's 12th Annual Patient Safety Summit is set for Aug. 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. This year's theme is "Safer by the Dozen," with Rich Bluni, RN, serving as keynote speaker.

The DFWHC Foundation Mission is to serve as a catalyst
for continual improvement in public health and healthcare
delivery through education, research, communication,
collaboration and coordination.
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