Methodist Health System Blog

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 ...

Posted Nurses

  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 ...

Posted Joint Replacement Surgery

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 ...

Posted News, Nursing Awards, Patient Care

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 ...

Posted News

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 ...

Posted Employee Health, Nurses, Wellness

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 ...

Posted Our Recognition, Leadership, News

If you’re a nurse and your passion is caring for patients who have experienced major trauma, then you should consider expanding your career at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Why? I’m proud to say that Methodist Dallas has recently achieved verification as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT). This signifies that M ...

Don’t let the roasted turkey, homemade dressing, and pumpkin pie get you off balance this Thanksgiving. Instead of stuffing yourself at one huge meal packed with carbohydrates and sugar that can wreak havoc on diabetes and other health issues, plan to eat smaller portions of healthier foods throughout the day instead. When you do sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal, take tim ...

DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor’s recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the pu ...

Posted Emergency Care, News, Patient Care

At Methodist Health System, we care. We care for our patients and their families. And we care for each other. In fact, many feel that our deep, unwavering compassion is one of the defining characteristics of our culture that sets us apart from other health care organizations. At the heart of this philosophy is the Basic Employee Needs (BEN) Fund. Administered by Methodist’s hum ...

Posted Employee Health, Patient Care

Methodist Dallas Medical Center has achieved verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through ACS’ Committee on Trauma (COT). Level I verification signifies that Methodist Dallas provides the highest level of trauma and emergency care available, one of three adult trauma centers in Dallas County and one of only 17 in the state of Texas. ...

Posted Emergency Care, News, Patient Care

David D. Clark, FACHE President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center Methodist Health System has selected David D. Clark, FACHE, as president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He returned to Texas September 2 from Utah to assume his new role, and in his first two weeks, Methodist announced the Mayo Clinic collaboration and The Joint Commission arrived for the triennial surve ...

Posted Leadership, News

Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems, was selected following a comprehensive evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts and patient satisfaction. Mayo Clinic a ...

Posted Leadership, News, Nurses, Patient Care

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review from the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. Celebrating CT re ...

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  Methodist Dallas Medical Center will unveil the first patient care tower in Dallas devoted to emergency, trauma, and critical care when it officially opens the Charles A. Sammons Tower on Monday, July 28. The six-story, 248,000-square-foot tower includes a new 59-bed emergency department, eight integrated operating suites, 36-bed surgical intensive care unit (SICU), and 34-be ...

Posted Emergency Care, Facility Expansion, News

What do I love most about my job as vice president of transplant services for Methodist Dallas Medical Center? I witness miracles every day. I am able to see critically ill patients improve and leave the hospital with a new lease on life. And I am privileged to work with the dedicated team of medical professionals who can change peoples’ lives forever. I have worked in the tran ...

Posted Transplant Services

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 ...

Posted Career Advancement, News, Nursing Awards

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 ...