Methodist Health System Blog

8/14/13 Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was 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 as the Bes ...

Posted Emergency Care, News, Nurses

By Bernadette Trail, PHR Human Resources Generalist Methodist Charlton Medical Center Nursing internships have been around for a long time. In fact, they’re one of the most popular employee programs offered at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. But this year, we are piloting a completely different internship program — one that specializes solely in transitioning experienced ...

By Jim O’Reilly Interim Senior Vice President, Human Resources Methodist Health System When you think about it, hospitals don’t win awards, people do. At the heart of every honor a hospital receives are its outstanding employees, physicians, and volunteers. When we use the term award winning, we back it up with our people and our services. In the Methodist Health System cu ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Awards, Patient Care

7/9/13 Eight Methodist Health System nurses are South Region finalists in the 2013 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Awards. Methodist Mansfield’s Director of OR Shelley Cook, Director of Surgical Acute and Clinical Recognition Ulondia Lee, GI nurse Kathy Ripley, CNO Jeanne Reeves, Medical Telemetry nurse Sharon D. Smith and Cardiac/Stroke Coordinator Karen Yates are finalists in t ...

Posted News, Nurses, Nursing Awards

By Carrie Camin, Assistant Vice President, Wellness The I am Methodist Health Live Well, Shine Bright wellness program is a 12-week program that ran from January 8 through March 29, 2013. It included 10 employees who were selected from 75 applicants to be health ambassadors and complete the three-month healthy makeover program. Goal: The goal of the I am Methodist Health pro ...

Posted Employee Health

6/10/13 Methodist Charlton Medical Center and DeSoto Fire Rescue recently set a new record for fast heart attack care with a door-to-balloon (D2B) time of just 14 minutes. Their previous record was 24 minutes. Door-to-balloon time is the time between the patient’s arrival in the emergency department and the opening of the blocked artery following a heart attack. The cooperative ...

Posted News

By Beth Leermakers Employee Health Coach Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and Methodist Charlton Medical Center Want to shed some pounds? Ready to start an exercise program? These are great intentions, but what I’ve discovered is that when employees initially come to me to discuss weight loss or exercise, within five minutes the conversation invariably turns to stress. T ...

Posted Employee Health, Managing Stress

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 e ...

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 pr ...

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 disea ...

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 Por ...

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 Steph ...

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) an ...

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, ...

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, 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 ...