Methodist Health System Blog

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, Methodist Health System president and CEO; Darin Charles, MD, family medicine physician at Methodist Family Health Center – Mansfield North; and Jeannette McCally, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center volunteer, were honored in D Magazine’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards for 2014. These representatives are among the top 18 individuals in North T ...

Posted Our Recognition, Leadership, News

If you’re a nurse and your passion is caring for patients who have experienced major trauma, then you should consider expanding your career at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Why? I’m proud to say that Methodist Dallas has recently achieved verification as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT). This signifies that M ...

Don’t let the roasted turkey, homemade dressing, and pumpkin pie get you off balance this Thanksgiving. Instead of stuffing yourself at one huge meal packed with carbohydrates and sugar that can wreak havoc on diabetes and other health issues, plan to eat smaller portions of healthier foods throughout the day instead. When you do sit down to eat your Thanksgiving meal, take tim ...

DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor’s recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the pu ...

Posted Emergency Care, News, Patient Care

At Methodist Health System, we care. We care for our patients and their families. And we care for each other. In fact, many feel that our deep, unwavering compassion is one of the defining characteristics of our culture that sets us apart from other health care organizations. At the heart of this philosophy is the Basic Employee Needs (BEN) Fund. Administered by Methodist’s hum ...

Posted Employee Health, Patient Care

Methodist Dallas Medical Center has achieved verification as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through ACS’ Committee on Trauma (COT). Level I verification signifies that Methodist Dallas provides the highest level of trauma and emergency care available, one of three adult trauma centers in Dallas County and one of only 17 in the state of Texas. ...

Posted Emergency Care, News, Patient Care

David D. Clark, FACHE President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center Methodist Health System has selected David D. Clark, FACHE, as president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He returned to Texas September 2 from Utah to assume his new role, and in his first two weeks, Methodist announced the Mayo Clinic collaboration and The Joint Commission arrived for the triennial surve ...

Posted Leadership, News

Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems, was selected following a comprehensive evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts and patient satisfaction. Mayo Clinic a ...

Posted Leadership, News, Nurses, Patient Care

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review from the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. Celebrating CT re ...

Posted News

  Methodist Dallas Medical Center will unveil the first patient care tower in Dallas devoted to emergency, trauma, and critical care when it officially opens the Charles A. Sammons Tower on Monday, July 28. The six-story, 248,000-square-foot tower includes a new 59-bed emergency department, eight integrated operating suites, 36-bed surgical intensive care unit (SICU), and 34-be ...

Posted Emergency Care, Facility Expansion, News

What do I love most about my job as vice president of transplant services for Methodist Dallas Medical Center? I witness miracles every day. I am able to see critically ill patients improve and leave the hospital with a new lease on life. And I am privileged to work with the dedicated team of medical professionals who can change peoples’ lives forever. I have worked in the tran ...

Posted Transplant Services

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Methodist Health System as one of the Best Places to Work in North Texas. Methodist placed 6th in large businesses from 60 finalists in small, medium, and large companies across Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and immediately adjacent counties. Winning honorees and specific rankings were announced June 1 ...

Posted Career Advancement, News, Nursing Awards

Three Methodist Health System nurses are 2014 South Region Nurse.com nursing excellence GEM Award regional finalists in Texas. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Manager of Labor and Delivery Amanda Truelove and Clinical Coordinator Kalinda Longino are finalists in the categories of clinical nursing inpatient and home, community and ambulatory care, respectively. Methodist Ch ...

Sherrie Amanda What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can complete a full strengthening workout class taught by Ginnie and walk up and down the stairs from the basement to the fourth floor and not feel like I’m going to die.”  “I am now able to run or workout and maintain my stamina without having to rest or even completely stop a ...

  Methodist Health System has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for the fourth 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 L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE. “Fostering a healthy work place underscores ...

Posted News, Organizational Effectiveness

Lisa   Veronica  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “Probably the biggest change I’ve noticed has been learning how to exercise and doing it consistently.” “I now have the energy to have a dance party with my 4- and 6-year-old nieces. Before I started working out regularly, I would get tired and have to take a bre ...

Have you ever been so happy to be with a company at a certain time in your career that you needed to pinch yourself to make sure you weren’t dreaming? That pretty much sums up how I feel about my new role as chief nursing officer at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Being the new kid on the block at a wonderful hospital is always exciting. And joining the leadership team just ...

Glenda   Joei  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago?  “My clothes fit much better. I even had to buy smaller sizes. I can also work a whole shift without feeling dead tired.”   “I have less back pain. I am able to run around with my child without back problems.” What is the most significant change that you have made in your eating habits? ...

  Carol   Katie  What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I now slow down and look at my choices. Avoiding impulse decisions helps me make healthier selections. Even though it seems I’m always in a hurry, I’m better at choosing options that are quick, but healthy.” “I am more aware of my strengths and limitatio ...

Rosharion Vivian What can you do now that you couldn’t do three months ago? “I can exercise for an hour or longer without feeling exhausted. I can wear clothes from my closet that I have not worn in the last year. I can also wear clothes that are a size smaller.” “I went shopping for uniforms and I was able to buy a smaller size. It has been a while sin ...