Steve Love
Steve Love is president and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, which promotes collaboration, cooperation, and advocacy on behalf of its 75 member hospitals. He also serves on a host of local, regional, and national healthcare organization boards. Love brings to his position 35 years of industry experience, with a demonstrated leadership in tax-exempt, investor-owned, specialty, and private hospitals in operations, finance, and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Love was senior vice president and CFO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

What Does Trade Legislation Have To Do With Medicare?

The healthcare landscape is changing as we move toward coordinated patient care with a “triple aim” of better health, better care, and better value. To encourage transformation, it is important for laws and regulations to keep pace. All governmental agencies need to work collectively to support this healthcare transformation. Full Story

North Texas Can Do More To Stop The Most Preventable Cause of Death

We need all North Texas cities to immediately pass local ordinances banning smoking in public places. You would be surprised how many local cities, including Fort Worth, Irving, Addison and Richardson, have no such laws. Accordingly, we need to contact our mayors and city council members and insist the population’s health far outweighs any other consideration. Full Story

The Economic Paradox of Texas Healthcare

As has been reported repeatedly, the Texas economy is strong. But how strong is Texas healthcare? We are blessed in Texas to rank 15th in the nation with an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent. But just how healthy are we? Let’s count the numbers. Full Story

A Texas Solution

A bipartisan, cooperative approach to implement this “Texas Solution” would assist more than 1 million residents and provide a positive economic impact within our state. If you could take a moment, imagine one million residents without access to healthcare. Do you really believe they would be the only ones suffering? Full Story

Texas’ Poor: Left Out of the Equation

For the past month, we have heard about health insurance marketplaces, enrollment, computer glitches, insurance pricing, and essential health benefits. Hopefully, the enrollment process for health insurance will go more smoothly over the next few weeks as the volume levels out. We recall the initial Part D Medicare enrollment experienced similar problems with computer glitches corrected in about 30‐45 days. We certainly want to maximize the enrollment in the insurance marketplaces and help current Medicaid eligible (but not enrolled) participants receive Medicaid benefits for health services. However, some of the poorest Texans who need medical care will receive no help… Full Story

Recycling and Good Health Habits

Recycling was an integral part of a national environmental agenda during the 1960s. The National Environmental Policy Act was passed by Congress in 1969, focusing on renewable resources and recycling depletable assets. Initially, recycling faced barriers such as lack of public participation. Effective social marketing turned waste management from an inconvenience into a respectful use of resources.  Social marketing is a systematic approach to modify behavior by targeting specific audiences. The environmentalists began a systematic process to educate and train young people on recycling, utilizing school recycling, curbside drop-off, and educational sessions explaining recycled products. These young people then initiated… Full Story

Become Part of the Healing Process

Communities subjected to devastating storms and loss of life over the past days makes us mindful that life is fragile. We express our condolences to all who have lost family and friends in these unthinkable storms. We stand with the survivors as they rebuild their communities and lives. As we watch news reports describing the destruction of Granbury, Cleburne, Moore and so many other towns and cities, we immediately feel compassion. Such a significant loss of life leaves us feeling empty and helpless. We can only imagine the pain and suffering of survivors. My wife Rebecca and I were blessed… Full Story