Methodist Health System Blog

Wayne Wilson

We’ve all been there. Fresh out of school and ready to join the workforce. You secure an interview and things seem to be going well. Then you hear those dreaded words, “We’re looking for someone with experience.” But how are you supposed to get experience when you’ve just graduated? Sound familiar? That happened to me, and I’ll never forget the frustration that I felt as I tri ...

Dallas — Methodist Health System is pleased to announce the promotions of two dedicated nurse leaders. Karla Ramberger, MSN, RN, has been named Methodist Health System’s first full time Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive. Karla has served as the Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer for Methodist Dallas since 2011. She’s been in the Methodist family fo ...

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Tina Bowers, MBA, CDM

Diversity. What used to be a buzzword in healthcare is now an integral part of who we are, what we believe, and how we treat our patients and each other. Throughout Methodist Health System, we are embracing intentional inclusion and diversity and championing cultural competency as key strategic imperatives for the organization. What does this mean? Overall, our goal is to make ...

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Caesar Rentie

As vice president of Pastoral Services for Methodist Health System, I see grief on a daily basis. Grieving patients. Grieving families. Grieving staff and first responders. With the tragic events of the past few weeks, it seems that the city of Dallas and the nation as a whole are enveloped by grief. The Oxford Dictionary defines grief as, “deep sorrow, especially caused by so ...

Posted Employee Health
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 ...

Dallas -- Understanding the importance of professional development for nursing leaders, Methodist Health System partnered with The Advisory Board Company to form the Nursing Leadership Academy. The Academy started with 360-degree evaluations that served as a needs assessment. Workshops consist of strategic planning sessions through the collaboration of Methodist’s chief nursing ...

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Dallas – Methodist Dallas Medical Center salutes the following nurses for specialty certifications. Congratulations to all! Nurse Practitioner Amanda Skelton, ACNP (Neuro) RN – BSN Graduates Amy Bozeman, BSN (Golden Cross) Victor Abarca, BSN (Neuro) Rhonda McGaughey, BSN (L&D) Vanessa Ruiz, BSN (4 OBS) Patient Experience Elizabeth Lindert, CPXP Wound Care Margaret Ise ...

In a recent review posted on Yelp.com, a patient was surprised and grateful to get a personal phone call from Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE.  “I received an unexpected phone call that led to this review. Words can't describe how impressed I am at this moment! I took my son in on 5/9/16. It was very busy, and the wait time was crazy ... to say the least. Th ...

Posted News, Patient Care

Mansfield — Interventional cardiologist Alan Taylor, MD, and extern Grant Stephens were among honorees named in the prestigious 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Awards this year. Dr. Taylor was honored as Physician of the Year and Mr. Stephens was the recipient of the Rex McRae Scholarship named in memory of the former DFWHC Board Chair and chief executive off ...

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Barbara Madson Madden, MSN, RN

A higher calling. A passion to help others. Making a difference in others’ lives. Motivated to heal. Because I care. These are the reasons you’re likely to hear when you ask nurses why they chose this career. National Nurses Week was established to recognize the special people who choose nursing as their life’s work. It also offers an opportunity to thank nurses for the special ...

Posted Our Recognition, Nurses
George Williams, MD, MMM, FACEP

A few years ago, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) published a white paper, “The Value of Physician Leadership.” Using literature reviews and interviews with healthcare professionals, the document draws a clear connection between physician leadership and high performing healthcare organizations. The white paper is summarized in a FierceHealthcare article publi ...

Posted Leadership, Physician Recruitment

Mansfield, TX — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards were based on votes from readers and members of the community. To compile the best list in the community, the local newspaper asked readers to vote for the best company in dozens o ...

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Joshua Ast, BSN, RN, CNOR

I was destined to work in healthcare. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had this desire to help others. My mom set the example as a radiology tech and my interest in science fueled my passion to pursue a healthcare career. But, as I’ve discovered, even if you know what you want to do, you can’t be sure where fate is going to lead you. I decided to join the Navy when I ...

Posted Nurses, Leadership

Mansfield, TX — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, a full service 222-bed acute care hospital featuring the Amon G. Carter Heart and Vascular Center and some of the latest patient-centric technology, received the 2015 Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award from the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 44th Annual Awards dinner last week. Methodist Mansfield is ...

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David Molengraaf, BSN, RN

This spring, Methodist Charlton Medical Center is expanding our intensive care unit. Why? To meet our growing needs and to continue striving to provide the highest-possible standard of care in our community. In fact, it’s essential that we expand. Methodist Charlton has one of the busiest emergency departments in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Last year, we had over 85,000 emerge ...

Posted Facility Expansion, Critical Care

Dallas – Methodist Charlton Medical Center is now nationally accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) gives the recognition to hospitals that have undergone a rigorous evaluation. The evaluation determines the hospitals are providing high quality breast care to women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast dis ...

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Have you ever read an article and found yourself nodding your head the whole time you are reading it? That happened to me recently. I came across an article entitled “Five New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life,”  by Shane Robinson. The article appeared in the Jan. 10, 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine. While I’m not a regular reader of Forbes, I’m certainly glad my path ...

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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is growing to meet the community’s health care needs. That’s great news for nurses and other health care professionals.  We’re so fortunate to be in a thriving service area. In fact, our service area population has grown 59 percent since the hospital opened. The community’s growing demand for health care services includes emergency, surgica ...

Posted Nurses, Patient Care, Patients

Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Methodist Mansfield was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and susta ...

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Dallas, TX — Methodist Health System continues to be recognized nationally for its efforts to keep employees healthy. Each year, the American Diabetes Association takes applications for companies with 10 or more employees who make strides in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and provide organizational well-being. Those who meet all the criteria are named Healt ...

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