Methodist Health System Blog

John   Lisa What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can say no to foods that I don’t need to eat. In addition to this achievement, I can eat less when I do decide to eat something.” “Because of the lifestyle changes that I have been able to make and incorporate into my life, such as eating breakfast on a more regula ...

Ema Steve What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I’ve learned to eat smaller portions and still feel satisfied. I can now run more than three miles at a time.” “I can plank for two minutes!” What is the most significant change that you have made in your eating habits?  “One of the biggest changes has bee ...

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 ...

4/21/14 Nine Methodist Health System registered nurses (RN) will receive the 2014 DFW Great 100 Nurses award. Chosen from more than 800 nominees, recipients are recognized for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers, and significant contributors to the nursing professions. Methodist nurses named to the Great 100 Nurses list include: Met ...

Posted News, Nurses, Nursing Awards

By Cheryl Koch, RN, MSN, CNOR Director of Surgical Services Methodist Richardson Medical Center We all know the feeling. You eagerly anticipate a special event and it seems like it takes forever for the date to arrive. Then when it finally arrives, it seems like it happens in the blink of an eye. The Methodist Richardson Medical Center family, along with the surrounding co ...

By Emily Tupa, BSN, RN, CEN Director of Emergency Services Methodist Charlton Medical Center Sometimes you’re fortunate in your career to be in the right place at the right time to experience a truly wonderful place to work. I’m happy to say that’s my situation in the emergency department (ED) at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Like any work environment, people make ...

Posted Emergency Care, Nurses, Patient Care

2/28/14 Thirteen Methodist Health System nurses were honored for D Magazine's third annual Excellence in Nursing Awards for dedicating their lives to make North Texas a healthier place. Two of the 13 received the distinction as best in their category including Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Kimberly Green, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager for Labor and Delivery in the Women’s Servic ...

Posted News, Nurses, Nursing Awards

http://youtu.be/6i0JjRnrI6E?list=PLCA528AD6877F6F3E Simba Nyoni, RN, CRN, BSN -- an ICU nurse at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center -- talks about the vital role men can play in nursing, especially certain specialties. ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Specialties

01/30/14 Methodist Health System Board of Directors Approves $118 Million for expansion Methodist Health System today announced approval by its board of directors of a $118 million facility expansion plan to add a second patient tower with an eventual capacity of 118 beds. The project also includes the expansion of support services to the acute care Methodist Mansfield ...

Chris Loyd

Valuing employees and recognizing them for a job well done is a core value at Methodist Richardson Medical Center and throughout Methodist Health System. But all recognition is not created equal. Just ask baby boomers about recognition and compare their responses to millennials’. Baby boomers want to be recognized for their knowledge, experience, loyalty, and years of service t ...

1/20/2014 Standing, bending, or twisting, we put our backs to work each day. It’s no wonder that at some point in our lives about 80 percent of adults report having back pain due to strained muscles or ligaments. There are several ways to prevent back pain and keep the back strong, says Ben Newman, MD, an independently practicing neurosurgeon on the medical staff at Metho ...

Posted News

http://youtu.be/Xy3ImkoxHqc Have you considered emergency nursing? Theda Serna shares her experience as an ED RN at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. ...

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 ...

Posted Career Advancement, Nurses

By Beth Leermakers Wellness Coach Methodist Health System Not feeling so jolly this holiday season? Has a good dose of ice and cold given you cabin fever? Do you have visions of palm trees and white sandy beaches dancing in your head? There’s a lot to stress us out this time of year. Battling the weather, pressures of shopping, and balancing a hectic personal life with you ...

Posted Employee Health, Managing Stress

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 John E. Phillips, FACHE President Methodist Mansfield Medical Center If you thought you knew Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, it’s time to take another look. I’m proud to say we’re growing by leaps and bounds thanks to the support of the community and the commitment of Methodist Health System. In response to the strong demand for surgeries, Methodist Mansfield began c ...

Posted Cardiology, Facility Expansion

11/13/13 All Four Methodist Facilities Recognized by The Joint Commission Four Methodist Health System hospitals have all been named among the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission (TJC) for achieving exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The commended clinical categori ...

Posted Cardiology, News, Patient Care, Stroke

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 Carrie Camin Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System There’s nothing like the first cold snap — which for Dallas means our temperatures drop below 90 degrees — that sends many people to the kitchen for fall baking. After all, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Celebrating the fall harvest means richer flavors, but it doesn’t have to mean that ...

Posted Diabetes, Employee Health

By Carrie Camin Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System I know I’m running the risk of being perceived as the witch who wrecked Halloween or the apparition that applied logic to ghoulish fun, but I have a theory. I believe you can celebrate Halloween and fall festivals without consuming a year’s worth of sugar and calories in one night. Having a happy, h ...