Nurses

7/9/13 Eight Methodist Health System nurses are South Region finalists in the 2013 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Awards. Methodist Mansfield’s Director of OR Shelley Cook, Director of Surgical Acute and Clinical Recognition Ulondia Lee, GI nurse Kathy Ripley, CNO Jeanne Reeves, Medical Telemetry nurse Sharon D. Smith and Cardiac/Stroke Coordinator Karen Yates are finalists in t ...

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By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela wasn’t the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits and is enjoying her favorite activities again. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this pr ...

By Karla Ramberger Chief Nursing Officer Methodist Dallas Medical Center It’s no surprise that Americans voted nurses the most trusted profession in the country for the 13th time in 14 years in a 2012 Gallup poll that ranks professions for their honesty and ethical standards. In fact, the nursing profession has been regarded as one of the most honorable for decades. In 1954, ...

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By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits, and is enjoying her favorite activities again.  1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s ready to take on the challenge of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.  1.   Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that y ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the ...

By Tammy Pikey, BSN, CMSRN Director of Med-surg/IMC Methodist Charlton Medical Center I love med-surg nursing. I’ve been doing it my whole life and there’s nothing else I would rather be doing. Why am I so avid about this aspect of nursing? It’s really simple. Working with and being supported by a team of professionals quickly teach you how med-surg nurses care from their ...

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By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the a ...

By Cheryl Koch, RN, BSN, MSN, CNOR Director of Surgical Services Methodist Richardson Medical Center If you need proof that technology has revolutionized health care in the United States, you need look no further than the operating room. Surgeons are able to perform procedures with greater accuracy, affecting only a targeted area of tissue through incisions that a ...

By Sherry George, LCSW Social Work Manager Methodist Richardson Medical Center Aah, the holidays … full of laughter, full of spirit, full of stress. How can you make it through the holidays without getting stressed out? That’s an age-old question that has been asked by countless generations. Between shopping, party planning, cooking, the dynamics of family get-togethers, f ...

By Karen TaylorEmployee Health Coach Methodist Health System Starting a diet during the holidays? Think again. Most dietitians agree that the season of giving is also the season of eating. Starting a quest to lose weight may be fraught with challenges. While gifting is great, the extra calories and fat grams found in many holiday foods result in the gift that keeps on givin ...

By Joyce Kaska-Laird, MA, RD, LD, CHES, CDE Diabetes Program Manager Methodist Charlton Medical Center As someone who works with diabetes patients every day, I often find myself in the role of a myth buster. Patients who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes and those who have been dealing with the disease for some time often have to be reminded about the realities of li ...

By Karla Ramberger, MSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Dallas Medical Center America has a wonderful, unique tradition of setting aside one day each year to give thanks for our many blessings. While many feel that this spirit of thankfulness should be observed daily, I’m proud to say that thanking and appreciating each other is our culture at Methodist Dallas Medic ...

By Kay Kirby Human Resources Business Partner Methodist Dallas Medical Center Fall is a great time to reflect and take action on things that need to be done. It’s time to take care of maintenance on the house and plant some fall flowers. It’s time to shore up your finances to withstand the holiday spending spree. And it’s time to review your resume. Yes, your resume. Th ...

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By Joben Rieth, RN, BS, MBA Director of Emergency Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Does a full moon mean higher emergency department (ED) volumes? Will more women really go into labor? Halloween conjures up thoughts of black cats, werewolves, and other superstitions, so that begs the question, “What’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to health?” ED nurses w ...

By Allison Vo, RN, BSN, OCN Cancer Program Manager Methodist Dallas Medical Center Fred Astaire and the top hat. Chubby Checker and “The Twist.” Michael Jackson, the sequin glove, and the moonwalk. “Dancing with the Stars” and the mirror ball trophy. Over the years, dance has had its iconic associations. With the arrival of October, we take time to celebrate Breast Cancer ...

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By Allison Vo, RN, BSN, OCN Cancer Program Manager Methodist Dallas Medical Center Picture this. It’s 7 p.m. Monday evening. You’re headed to the breast imaging center to have your mammogram. You pull your car up to the entrance and are met by a friendly valet who parks your car. An escort guides you to the imaging center where you are greeted by a friendly staff member who ...

Karen Barrett Mary Fulton By Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S Director of Employee Health Methodist Health System Mary A. Fulton, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Prevention Practitioner Methodist Charlton Medical Center It’s fall! That means cooler temperatures, the State Fair of Texas is in full swing, and it’s time for the annual pilgrim ...

By Greg Davidson, MBA Clinic Administrator Methodist Dallas Medical Center Golden Cross Academic Clinic I am one of the fortunate few who get to do what I’ve always wanted to do. I started volunteering in hospitals when I was 13 years old. Over the years, I realized I wanted to serve a population of underserved individuals by running a clinic just like the Methodist Dallas ...

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By Beth Leermakers Employee Health Coach Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and Methodist Charlton Medical Center We all remember the story of the little engine that could from our childhood. The tiny engine repeated the mantra, “I think I can. I think I can.” to climb up a steep mountain. Many of us are in the same situation as that little engine when it comes to maintainin ...