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Have you ever read an article and found yourself nodding your head the whole time you are reading it? That happened to me recently. I came across an article entitled “Five New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life,”  by Shane Robinson. The article appeared in the Jan. 10, 2015 issue of Forbes Magazine. While I’m not a regular reader of Forbes, I’m certainly glad my path ...

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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is growing to meet the community’s health care needs. That’s great news for nurses and other health care professionals.  We’re so fortunate to be in a thriving service area. In fact, our service area population has grown 59 percent since the hospital opened. The community’s growing demand for health care services includes emergency, surgica ...

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Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Methodist Mansfield was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustai ...

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Dallas, TX — Methodist Health System continues to be recognized nationally for its efforts to keep employees healthy. Each year, the American Diabetes Association takes applications for companies with 10 or more employees who make strides in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and provide organizational well-being. Those who meet all the criteria are named Healt ...

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Dallas, TX — On October 14, Methodist Health System Foundation honored Jack Lowe, Jr. as the 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient at its annual fundraiser. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom. Because of Lowe’s commi ...

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I’m so proud to be a part of the Methodist Health System family. That pride grows even stronger when I’m in the community and people tell me about their heart-warming experiences at a Methodist hospital. But for me, it’s our history of taking care of our own through financial and emotional support that truly demonstrates the spirit of family that is embedded in the Methodist cu ...

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 Dallas, TX — Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE has been recognized by his peers in the Dallas business community as a top leader. Since joining Methodist Health System as President and CEO in 2006, Dr. Mansfield has overseen tremendous growth providing critical health care options to North Texas families and adding thousands of jobs. With a mission to improve and save lives t ...

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Partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas provides more milk for babies in need Dallas, TX — At Methodist Charlton Medical Center, we know good nutrition and lifelong health begins in the womb and continues with breast milk and beyond. That’s why we’re partnering with Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) to offer convenience for moms to drop off their extra ...

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  At Methodist Health System, we don’t just talk about teamwork and family. Our culture is infused with collegiality, and our employees have each other’s backs. The great thing about a team is that its members can accomplish much more than what one person can do alone; however, it’s that individual effort that contributes to the overall success of the team. For our patients, t ...

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First single-site robotic hysterectomy performed at hospital Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center no offers minimally-invasive single site robotic hysterectomy. Obstetrician/gynecologist Sara Northrop, DO performs the complex gynecological surgery through a single tiny incision in the naval. Benefits of the robotic procedure include —     Less pain —     Nearly ...

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By Sharina Arceneaux, MSN, RN-BC Medical-Surgical Clinical Educator Methodist Dallas Medical Center June 16 is a day that I will never forget. It’s the day I met Tiffany Gonzales after her first day of work in the environmental services department at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. It’s also the day that I knew Tiffany was going to be a terrific addition to the Methodist ...

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Mansfield, Texas – Methodist Mansfield has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. Methodist Mansfield is one of 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Methodist Mansfield’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and sign ...

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February 10, 2015, was a big day for moms and their babies at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. That’s the day the hospital became the first health care organization in Dallas County to receive the Baby-Friendly birth facility designation from Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a globa ...

In 2012, Methodist Health System waded into the new world of accountable care by being selected as a participant in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The ACO model was designed to provide beneficiaries with high-quality service and care while reducing overall expenditures by enhancing ...

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Mansfield – Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was again 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 ...

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Fran Laukaitis was recently named president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Fran served as Methodist Charlton's chief nursing officer since 2010. She is the first registered nurse to ever serve as president of a Methodist Health System facility.  I have been a nurse for 40 years, and never imagined that I would be leading a great health care organization today. Initially, ...

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Dallas, TEXAS, – Methodist Health System Foundation has named Jack Lowe, Jr., businessman, philanthropist and community leader, as the 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient.  The award will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose dem ...

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Methodist Charlton Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Medical Facility and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Jill Waggoner, MD, a physician on the medical staff of Methodist Charlton, was named Best Doctor. The Readers’ Choice Awards were based on votes from read ...

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Dallas – Methodist Health System is celebrating seven of its own recognized for nursing excellence at the 25th annual DFW Great 100 Nurses celebration. The prestigious event honors 100 registered nurses who were nominated by their peers and selected for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing professio ...

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By now, most nurses know or have heard about Journey to Magnet Excellence®. But many don’t really understand or appreciate the work that goes into achieving this prestigious recognition. Why has Methodist Charlton Medical Center, as well as Methodist Health System’s other hospitals, decided to pursue this distinction? The Magnet Recognition Program®, administered by the America ...

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