Methodist Health System Blog

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. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I feel good, but I know I have the potential to feel GREAT! I ...

Posted Employee Health, Healthy Eating, Wellness

By Annaton Nesty Annaton Nesty is a respiratory therapist at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Annaton’s goal is to reflect on the outside who she really is on the inside. And she’s ready to go for it! 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I find myself hiding from the things that used to bring me joy simply because I am no longer myself — or, a ...

Posted Employee Health, Wellness

By Kathy Clinton Kathy is a massage therapist in Physical Medicine at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Kathy’s goal is to run a 5K with her son. Get your running shoes on and go, Kathy!  1.   How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I often wonder how I got here. As a teenager I would eat like crazy, and my mom would say, “Be careful. This will ...

Posted Employee Health, Healthy Eating, Wellness

By Carrie Camin Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System Before you think this is another “I resolve to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight” New Year’s resolution blog, stay with me. This is about making changes to get healthier using the tools that actually help you do it. 2013 brings Methodist Health System employees a new, comprehensive approach ...

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. In fact, Jason’s already lost eight pounds in the first two weeks of the program! 1. How are you feeling now? Why do yo ...

Posted Employee Health, Wellness

By Sonya Jennings Sonya is an administrative assistant in Surgery and Recovery at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. After caring for a family of five, Sonya’s ready for a new challenge: exercising to improve her core strength and making better food choices. Sonya’s goal is to now learn how to take care of herself. 1.   How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become ...

Posted Employee Health, Wellness

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.   How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am feeling super excited about this journey I am about to take part in with Methodist Health System. This means a healthier me for 2013! Yayyyyyyyyy ...

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.   How are you fe ...

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 a ...

By Cheryl Koch, RN, BSN, MSN, CNOR Director of Surgical Services Methodist Richardson Medical Center If you need proof that technology has revolutionized health care in the United States, you need look no further than the operating room. Surgeons are able to perform procedures with greater accuracy, affecting only a targeted area of tissue through incisions that a ...

By John P. Sullivan, Director, Environmental Services Methodist Charlton Medical Center 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am excited about the opportunity to improve my wellness and to share this experience. My lack of physical conditioning and not eating properly have left me feeling sluggish, less energetic, and tired by the end of each d ...

Posted Wellness

By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Office Manager, MedHealth 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am excited to have been selected to participate in I am Methodist Health, but I'll admit I'm nervous! I want to succeed very badly during this journey. I want to become healthier so that I can lead my family by example. My husband and I both are ex-smokers ...

Posted Wellness

By Sherry George, LCSW Social Work Manager Methodist Richardson Medical Center Aah, the holidays … full of laughter, full of spirit, full of stress. How can you make it through the holidays without getting stressed out? That’s an age-old question that has been asked by countless generations. Between shopping, party planning, cooking, the dynamics of family get-togethers, f ...

Campus Adds New Tower Units, Odyssey Hospice, and Select Specialty Hospital Methodist Charlton Medical Center recently held an open house to celebrate several additions to the growing campus. These additions increase the number of hospital beds, and offer patients and the community more options in their continuum of care. Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, ...

By Karen TaylorEmployee Health Coach Methodist Health System Starting a diet during the holidays? Think again. Most dietitians agree that the season of giving is also the season of eating. Starting a quest to lose weight may be fraught with challenges. While gifting is great, the extra calories and fat grams found in many holiday foods result in the gift that keeps on givin ...

By Joyce Kaska-Laird, MA, RD, LD, CHES, CDE Diabetes Program Manager Methodist Charlton Medical Center As someone who works with diabetes patients every day, I often find myself in the role of a myth buster. Patients who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes and those who have been dealing with the disease for some time often have to be reminded about the realities of li ...

By Karla Ramberger, MSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Dallas Medical Center America has a wonderful, unique tradition of setting aside one day each year to give thanks for our many blessings. While many feel that this spirit of thankfulness should be observed daily, I’m proud to say that thanking and appreciating each other is our culture at Methodist Dallas Medic ...

By Kay Kirby Human Resources Business Partner Methodist Dallas Medical Center Fall is a great time to reflect and take action on things that need to be done. It’s time to take care of maintenance on the house and plant some fall flowers. It’s time to shore up your finances to withstand the holiday spending spree. And it’s time to review your resume. Yes, your resume. Th ...

Posted Career Advancement, Nurses

For the ninth consecutive year, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Methodist Health System as one of the Best Places to Work in North Texas. Methodist placed 8th in large businesses from a total of 410 nominees and a total of 53 finalists in small, medium, and large companies across Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and immediately adjacent counties. Winning honorees and sp ...

Posted News

By Joben Rieth, RN, BS, MBA Director of Emergency Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Does a full moon mean higher emergency department (ED) volumes? Will more women really go into labor? Halloween conjures up thoughts of black cats, werewolves, and other superstitions, so that begs the question, “What’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to health?” ED nurses w ...