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Partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas provides more milk for babies in need Dallas, TX — At Methodist Charlton Medical Center, we know good nutrition and lifelong health begins in the womb and continues with breast milk and beyond. That’s why we’re partnering with Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) to offer convenience for moms to drop off their extra ...

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  At Methodist Health System, we don’t just talk about teamwork and family. Our culture is infused with collegiality, and our employees have each other’s backs. The great thing about a team is that its members can accomplish much more than what one person can do alone; however, it’s that individual effort that contributes to the overall success of the team. For our patients, t ...

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First single-site robotic hysterectomy performed at hospital Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center no offers minimally-invasive single site robotic hysterectomy. Obstetrician/gynecologist Sara Northrop, DO performs the complex gynecological surgery through a single tiny incision in the naval. Benefits of the robotic procedure include —     Less pain —     Nearly ...

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By Sharina Arceneaux, MSN, RN-BC Medical-Surgical Clinical Educator Methodist Dallas Medical Center June 16 is a day that I will never forget. It’s the day I met Tiffany Gonzales after her first day of work in the environmental services department at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. It’s also the day that I knew Tiffany was going to be a terrific addition to the Methodist ...

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Mansfield, Texas – Methodist Mansfield has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. Methodist Mansfield is one of 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Methodist Mansfield’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and sign ...

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February 10, 2015, was a big day for moms and their babies at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. That’s the day the hospital became the first health care organization in Dallas County to receive the Baby-Friendly birth facility designation from Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a globa ...

In 2012, Methodist Health System waded into the new world of accountable care by being selected as a participant in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The ACO model was designed to provide beneficiaries with high-quality service and care while reducing overall expenditures by enhancing ...

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Mansfield – Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was again voted the Best Hospital and Best Emergency Department in the recent Living Magazine Best of Arlington and Mansfield Reader's Choice Awards. The award was chosen by thousands of readers who voiced their opinions on the best local businesses and professionals in Arlington and Mansfield. We are so honored to be recognized ...

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Fran Laukaitis was recently named president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Fran served as Methodist Charlton's chief nursing officer since 2010. She is the first registered nurse to ever serve as president of a Methodist Health System facility.  I have been a nurse for 40 years, and never imagined that I would be leading a great health care organization today. Initially, ...

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Dallas, TEXAS, – Methodist Health System Foundation has named Jack Lowe, Jr., businessman, philanthropist and community leader, as the 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient.  The award will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose dem ...

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Methodist Charlton Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Medical Facility and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Jill Waggoner, MD, a physician on the medical staff of Methodist Charlton, was named Best Doctor. The Readers’ Choice Awards were based on votes from read ...

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Dallas – Methodist Health System is celebrating seven of its own recognized for nursing excellence at the 25th annual DFW Great 100 Nurses celebration. The prestigious event honors 100 registered nurses who were nominated by their peers and selected for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing professio ...

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By now, most nurses know or have heard about Journey to Magnet Excellence®. But many don’t really understand or appreciate the work that goes into achieving this prestigious recognition. Why has Methodist Charlton Medical Center, as well as Methodist Health System’s other hospitals, decided to pursue this distinction? The Magnet Recognition Program®, administered by the America ...

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  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 ...

  Medicine has come a long way, and you need look no further than the joint replacement programs at Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, and Methodist Mansfield Medical Centers for proof. Today, patients who suffer injuries to their hips, knees, or shoulders from accidents or disease can undergo joint replacement surgery that could return them to nearly 100 percent of their pr ...

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Today Methodist Health System announced it has received the distinguished Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) from the Quality Texas Foundation. This award establishes Methodist Health System as a consistent leader in quality care, and a state role model for achieving sustained performance excellence. “Recognition through the Texas Award for Performance Excellence is ...

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Dallas - Methodist Health System has been recognized by the American Heart Association awards as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite. For six years, Methodist Health System has been committed to engaging employees and the community on living healthy and active lifestyles. To celebrate this honor, and commitment of wellness, Methodist is hosting a “Yoga for Beginners” class on Febr ...

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I think King Julien from the “Madagascar” movies has the right idea for a 2015 resolution — move it! Making the New Year an active one could well be one of the healthiest ways to pave the road ahead. Research has shown the overwhelming positive effects of regular activity. It doesn’t have to be a marathon, though. A casual bike ride or a walk around the neighborhood with a frie ...

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Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, Methodist Health System president and CEO; Darin Charles, MD, family medicine physician at Methodist Family Health Center – Mansfield North; and Jeannette McCally, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center volunteer, were honored in D Magazine’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards for 2014. These representatives are among the top 18 individuals in North T ...

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