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We all have different paths in our lives that bring us to where we are today. The road that brought me to Methodist Health System was far from traditional. From San Diego to Quantico, Virginia, and from Okinawa, Japan, to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina  — and even to Afghanistan (where the temperatures range from 20 to 120 degrees!) — I proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps f ...

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Some people know from a very early age exactly what they want to be when they grow up. I was lucky enough to be one of those people. From the time I was in elementary school and wrote “My Life Story,” I saw myself as a nurse or a doctor. While my vision was clear, little did I know that so many paths would keep leading to Methodist Health System and its affiliated organizations ...

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“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” —Verna Myers When I joined Methodist Health System five years ago, my first directive was to build a detailed 10-year action plan for a diversity and inclusion program. That was a tall order. The above quote helped us to visualize our goal. With the support of many at Methodist, the plan we creat ...

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Methodist Health System is honored to be ranked #2 on DiversityInc’s list of most diverse health systems and hospitals in the country. The DiversityInc lists, issued last week and yearly since 2001, recognize companies that show commitment to diversity in areas such as hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT, and veterans. “This is a ...

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You’re never too old to achieve your dreams, and Lisa Bennett is the perfect example. Ever since she was a child, she has wanted to be a nurse. A mother of seven who home-schooled her children, Lisa thought the opportunity to be a nurse had passed her by. Was she really too old? With her husband’s encouragement, Lisa decided to go back to school at age 40. That’s when her li ...

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Methodist Health System is excited to announce that two leading sources for healthcare news, best practices, and analytics have listed Methodist among the nation’s best for employee engagement. Methodist placed on Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list for the eighth consecutive year. The list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare c ...

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Methodist Dallas, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson are all proud to announce they have received the highest rating possible by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Grou ...

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If you had asked David Molengraaf when he was a child what he wanted to be when he grew up, chances are his answer wouldn’t have given you a clue as to what he has become today. To say that he has reinvented himself several times is an understatement. With a passion to be in public service and dedication to provide life support, David’s career path has grown from Army veteran t ...

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Winston Churchill once said, “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” This completely resonates with me. I am eternally optimistic, and that is reinforced with my experiences at Methodist Health System. Here, I’ve been able to make my wildest dreams come true when our hospital, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, achieved Magnet® designation. My ...

Several months in the making, Methodist Health System is pleased to announce the plan for its eleventh hospital, which will be located in Midlothian. The new facility will be operated in conjunction with the existing Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in order to facilitate the opening with all reasonable diligence. While architectural details are still being finalized, the hos ...

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Dallas – Doctors on the medical staff of Methodist Health System offer patients minimally invasive reparative surgeries for the mitral and aortic heart valves. Two of the most important valves in the circulatory system, the mitral and aortic valves work simultaneously to keep blood flowing properly through the heart and to the rest of the body. Diseased or damaged heart valves ...

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At Methodist Health System, we take our mission — to care for the entire person, body, mind, and spirit — to heart. As hospital chaplains, we have the special opportunity to extend our care to the hospitals’ patients, their families, our staff, and those in the communities surrounding each of our hospital campuses. Working within a diverse setting, we don’t emphasize one denomi ...

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Richardson – Years ahead of schedule, and due to increased volume for specialized and acute care services, Methodist Richardson Medical Center is adding two patient floors with 150 all-private patient rooms, as well as a surgical operating room, and a 500-space parking garage. The hospital primarily serves the communities of Richardson, Garland, Plano, Wylie, Sachse, and Murphy ...

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If you had asked me 10 years ago as a new graduate nurse at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, I never would have imagined that a little girl from Louisiana would earn her doctorate in nursing and become the director of the Magnet Recognition Program® — the gold standard of nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — at a Level I Trauma Center hospital ...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized the Methodist Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization (MPCACO) as one of the top performing ACOs in the nation. CMS released the 2016 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACO and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model. The results show physicians, hospi ...

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We’ve seen it time and again. When the very worst happens, the very best in humanity emerges. The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spotlight the goodness and kindness of those who selflessly pitch in to help others in need. Over the past few weeks, this phenomenon has been demonstrated again in Houston and Beaumont, across the southeast coastline of Texas, and throughou ...

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It’s an exciting time here at Methodist Health System. Just a few months ago on May 17, 2017, Methodist Richardson Medical Center became the first Methodist hospital to achieve Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Then on July 20, we received the call that Methodist Mansfield Medical Center had also achieved the pre ...

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Dustin Munn, Chief of Police

Some people are lucky. Even at a very young age, they know what they want to be when they grow up. I am one of those people. When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a policeman. I know many little boys say the same, but for me it was a dream. As I matured, I knew I wanted to stand for something good. My upbringing reinforced the idea of giving back. I grew up in Ennis, Texas, a ...

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Mansfield – Methodist Mansfield Medical Center achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC recognition program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The designation is viewed around the nation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. In addition to ...

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Methodist Charlton Medical Center will launch an Emergency Department (ED) RN Residency Program in October for experienced RNs who are looking to change clinical areas. This exciting and challenging program is now accepting applications from RNs with at least two years of experience in another nursing specialty such as med-surg or critical care. The 12-week program offers a $5, ...