Methodist Health System Blog

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  1.   What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? The most important thing I learned is that I CAN DO this. Any doubts I had about my abilities have been erased as I realize that I am stronger than I ever re ...

Posted Employee Health, Healthy Eating, Wellness

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela wasn’t the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits and is enjoying her favorite activities again. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this progra ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s met the challenge to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track the rest of your life? This program has defini ...

By Johann Correos, BS, CCRCResearch Center Manager, The Liver InstituteMethodist Dallas Medical Center There’s a well-kept secret on the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus, which for liver disease patients, could mean a new lease on life. The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas sponsors an active program of clinical research focused on patients suffering from liver disease ...

By Erik Leopard HR Business Partner, Methodist Dallas Medical Center 1.What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? Calorie counting Reading food labels 2. Out with the old and in with the new. Give me two new healthy habits you’ve incorporated into your life. Calorie counting Portion contr ...

Becker’s Hospital Review recognizes Methodist for third consecutive year Methodist Health System has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for the third consecutive year. “Methodist is honored to once again be recognized as one of the best employers in the health care industry,” says Methodist Health System CEO and President Stephen ...

Posted News, Patient Care

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Office manager, MedHealth 1. What’s the most important takeaway you’ve learned in this program that you’ll use to stay on track for the rest of your life? The MOST important takeaway I've learned on this journey is that I am CAPABLE. Anything people set their minds to can be achieved. All it takes is the right motivation (in my case, my family) and ...

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, th ...

Posted Career Advancement, Nurses

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She has become more active and is making healthier decisions every day. 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? I can climb 10 flights of stairs without taking a break. I h ...

By Shannon Huggins Vice President, Managed Care Methodist Health System Sometimes, the ABCs of health care can be confusing. But in the new world of health care reform, there’s one acronym that everyone needs to know — ACO. ACO stands for accountable care organization. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, a ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She’s on the right path now. She has changed her eating and exercise habits, and is enjoying her favorite activities again.  1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am M ...

By Beth Leermakers, Employee Health Coach Easy. Make healthy eating a no-brainer. Identify a few healthier choices at your favorite restaurants, and then stick with those foods. Out of reach. Keep high-calorie, tempting foods or beverages out of your house. When they’re out of sight, they’re out of mouth. Eat only when you are truly hungry (such as when your stomach is grow ...

By Sharina Arceneaux Sharina is an education specialist in Nursing Administration at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because Sharina has a family history of heart disease, she’s ready to take on the challenge of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.  1.   Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you c ...

By Erik Leopard Erik is an HR business partner at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Over time, Erik has gained weight and fallen into less-than-optimal eating habits. At risk for heart disease and diabetes, Erik has identified clear goals that will help motivate him to make healthier choices. Erik’s goal is to take better care of God’s temple: his body. 1. Congratulations on ...

04/04/2013 The Dallas Business Journal recently honored Methodist Health System as one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas for its efforts to promote wellness and healthy living to its employees. “Our goal is not only to be one of the healthiest health systems in North Texas, but to become one of the healthiest health systems in America by 2016,” said Stephen L. Mansfi ...

Posted Healthy Eating, News, Weight Management

By Kathy Clinton Kathy is a massage therapist in Physical Medicine at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. After realizing that she was out of shape, Kathy’s goal was to run a 5K with her son. In February, she did just that. Way to go, Kathy! 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you couldn’t ...

By Kyle Orrell Director, Clinical Research Institute Methodist Health System When patients choose Methodist Health System for their care, they probably don’t realize that they are also accessing a hub for clinical research. The independently practicing physicians on the medical staffs at Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson Medica ...

Posted Clinical Trends, Patient Care

By Jodi Palmer Jodi is a patient care technician at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Her goal is to get in shape so she can live longer and look good. 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Health. We want specifics this month. What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? I am able to stay on the elliptical machine for an hour without ex ...

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Sarah is an office manager at MedHealth. Her goal is to get physically fit so she can keep up with her children. After turning to snacking for stress relief in the past, she’s ready to adjust her grocery list to include healthier choices, and she’s making working out part of her routine! 1. Congratulations on reaching month four of I am Methodist Healt ...

By Joslyn Pribble Joslyn is a manager in Pathology at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Her goal is to become active and start making healthy decisions every day for the rest of her life. 1.   Congratulations on reaching month three of I am Methodist Health. What has been your biggest hurdle to overcome?   This month, I have had to face those old, nagging desires and bad habi ...