Healthy Habits at Work

Michael Hernandez, CCRN, NE-BC

Om. When was the last time you’ve given yourself the opportunity for a zen moment at your place of work? Now you can at the new meditation garden at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. The garden provides a physical space for employees to take a moment away from the stress of their jobs and gain much-needed respite and rejuvenation. We believe that keeping our patients’ care a ...

By Carrie Camin Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System Before you think this is another “I resolve to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight” New Year’s resolution blog, stay with me. This is about making changes to get healthier using the tools that actually help you do it. 2013 brings Methodist Health System employees a new, comprehensive approach ...

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 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 ...

By Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S, CHSP Director of Employee Health Services Methodist Health System I may have one of the most challenging jobs in Methodist Health System. As director of Employee Health Services, I am responsible for caring for those whose job is caring for others. Keeping our employees healthy is critical to the successful completion of our mission of ...

By Althea Aubrey, RN, BSN Director, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Life’s exciting when you’re a new graduate nurse. The possibilities are limitless and your zest for your career and your patients is boundless. Sometimes, when I’m working with new nurses, it is a challenge to nurture their positive spirit and instill the importance of setting health ...

By Melanie Algermissen, Assistant Vice President, Wellness, Methodist Health SystemChristmas day has come and gone. Now it’s time to start that diet, exercise more, quit smoking, or spend less money. Or maybe you’ve given up on resolutions since your great intentions seem to fizzle out a couple of weeks into the new year.Many of us fail at New Year’s resolutions because we choo ...

By Bernnie Kennedy, RN, Director, Cardiology Nursing Supervision, Methodist Mansfield Medical CenterBeing a nurse has its share of occupational challenges, but did you know nurses are at great risk for heart attacks? And if you work the night shift, that could mean even more trouble for your health.Several studies have documented that nurses struggling with work pressures have ...

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ttp://youtu.be/0qqthyly1KgStephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Methodist Health System and Karen Taylor, Employee Health Coach at Methodist Health System highlight a few on the job stretches to help employees reduce stress and maintain overall health and well-being ...

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By Karen Taylor, Employee Health Coach, Methodist Health System Ask any hospital employee what their No. 1 challenge is, and most likely they’ll say “stress.” Whether it’s at the bedside or behind the scenes, stress is part of the job in a hospital, even in a positive work environment. Unfortunately, stress doesn’t just stop once we leave the hospital. The day’s events, f ...

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By Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO, Methodist Health System Health care reform is a buzzword these days. It can mean different things to different people and organizations. But at the end of the day, health care reform must result in a fundamental change to the way we deliver health care. We currently treat patients who are already ill. That system is no ...

By GeTonya Dickerson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, telemetry Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Long before the days of “24/7,” hospital clinicians have been working ’round the clock to care for the patients’ needs of the communities they serve. There are many benefits of working nights, but working irregular hours can take its toll on family life. Here are some tips to keep up with kids ...

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By Melanie Algermissen, Assistant Vice President of Wellness, Methodist Health System As a health care professional, you take care of patients all day (and sometimes all night), but who’s taking care of you? Methodist Health System’s Live Well, Shine Bright employee wellness program does just that, enabling employees to establish individual health goals and to incorporate he ...

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