Career Advancement

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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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, ...

Bridget Flaherty

There’s a big strapping 10-year-old in Mansfield that’s full of energy and excitement. I’m not talking about a child. I’m talking about Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. I can’t believe that it’s been a decade since the hospital opened its doors to the community. To steal a phrase from a popular movie, “build it and they will come.” Two years before the hospital’s opening, I ...

Martin L. Koonsman, MD, FACS

Mission accomplished. Whether you’re serving in the armed forces, flying high as an astronaut, or leading a team of colleagues to treat a patient, achieving your mission is gratifying and motivating. As the president of one of the leading hospitals in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, my focus is on providing our employees, physicians, and volunteers with the motivation and resources ...

  One of my favorite times of year is upon us — National Nurses Week. May 6-12 has been set aside as the time for the entire country to celebrate the profession of nursing and thank nurses everywhere for their selfless dedication to others. My desire to be a nurse started at a very young age. When I was 5 years old, I was hospitalized for flulike symptoms. Even at that young po ...

Do you remember the classic movie that was released in 1960, “The Magnificent Seven?” The movie focused on a small town that hired seven men to help protect its citizens. We think all of our nurses are magnificent, and especially the seven Methodist Health System nurses who have been named DFW Great 100 Nurses 2015. This award is recognized throughout the nursing community in t ...

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Methodist Health System as one of the Best Places to Work in North Texas. Methodist placed 6th in large businesses from 60 finalists in small, medium, and large companies across Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and immediately adjacent counties. Winning honorees and specific rankings were announced June 1 ...

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Three Methodist Health System nurses are 2014 South Region Nurse.com nursing excellence GEM Award regional finalists in Texas. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Manager of Labor and Delivery Amanda Truelove and Clinical Coordinator Kalinda Longino are finalists in the categories of clinical nursing inpatient and home, community and ambulatory care, respectively. Methodist Ch ...

Have you ever been so happy to be with a company at a certain time in your career that you needed to pinch yourself to make sure you weren’t dreaming? That pretty much sums up how I feel about my new role as chief nursing officer at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Being the new kid on the block at a wonderful hospital is always exciting. And joining the leadership team just ...

By Tony Paterniti, PhD, RN Director of Education Methodist Dallas Medical Center Today is the last day of National Nurses Week, an annual observance dedicated to the high calling of the nursing profession and honoring those who have chosen to serve others. Across Methodist Health System, we strive to honor and recognize our outstanding nurses throughout the year. We do ...

By Preston Miller, SPHR Human Resources Director Methodist Charlton Medical Center Where did the year go? If you’re like most people I know, the holidays caught up with us before we were ready and now New Year’s is upon us. Are you making resolutions this year? The most common resolutions are related to living a healthier life — losing weight and exercising more. But have ...

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By Judy Laister Human Resources Director Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Here’s a fact that has the entire Methodist Health System family beaming. The Advisory Board, a health care think tank whose members represent approximately 94 percent of the U.S. News and World Report’s best hospitals, has recognized Methodist as having one of the nation’s most engaged workforces ...

By Steve Maffei Organizational Effectiveness Director Methodist Health System Employee engagement has become a hot topic in health care. Why are hospitals so focused on this metric and how does it influence quality of care and the patient experience? Methodist Health System identified employee engagement as a touchstone measurement a few years ago. Partnering with the A ...

By Jeena Connor, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacy Director Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Uju Okechukwu, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacy Manager Methodist Charlton Medical Center Jeena Connor Uju Okechukwu We’re excited about leading the pharmacy department at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and here’s why. Our pharmacists are becoming more active participants on th ...

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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 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 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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