Methodist Health System Blog

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, hospital ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 y ...

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 o ...

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. Ma ...

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 could ...

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 Me ...

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 ...

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 Hea ...

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 ba ...

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 three of I am Methodist Health. What has been your biggest hurdle to overcome? How can we ...

By Jason Martin Jason is an environmental specialist at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He and his wife are eagerly awaiting the birth of their baby. What a great incentive to lose weight, get healthier, and be ready to welcome a new life into the world. 1. Congratulations on reaching month three of I am Methodist Health. What has been your biggest hurdle to overcome? ...

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 three of I am Methodist Health. What has been your biggest hurdle to overcome? Running a ...

By Beth Leermakers, Employee Health Coach Most people are fired up when they first begin a weight-loss or exercise program. After a few weeks or months, however, motivation may start to wane — especially if you’ve hit a plateau. The scale isn’t moving. What do I do? Go back to basics. Weigh or measure your food to be sure your portion sizes haven’t increased. In the begin ...

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 o ...

03/08/2013 The March edition of D Magazine features fifteen Methodist Health System nurses honored in the magazine’s second annual Nursing in Excellence Awards program. Four of the 21 nurses chosen for special recognition are Methodist Health System nurses and include: Methodist Dallas Medical Center Director of Nursing Women’s and Children’s Services Pamala Gessling, MBA, B ...

Posted News, Nursing Awards, 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 three of I am Methodist Health. What has been your biggest hurdle to overcome? My biggest hurdle has been learning how to stay focused on my long-term goals. That means I’m learnin ...

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 wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the ...