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“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” —Verna Myers When I joined Methodist Health System five years ago, my first directive was to build a detailed 10-year action plan for a diversity and inclusion program. That was a tall order. The above quote helped us to visualize our goal. With the support of many at Methodist, the plan we creat ...

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Methodist Health System is honored to be ranked #2 on DiversityInc’s list of most diverse health systems and hospitals in the country. The DiversityInc lists, issued last week and yearly since 2001, recognize companies that show commitment to diversity in areas such as hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT, and veterans. “This is a ...

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You’re never too old to achieve your dreams, and Lisa Bennett is the perfect example. Ever since she was a child, she has wanted to be a nurse. A mother of seven who home-schooled her children, Lisa thought the opportunity to be a nurse had passed her by. Was she really too old? With her husband’s encouragement, Lisa decided to go back to school at age 40. That’s when her li ...

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Methodist Health System is excited to announce that two leading sources for healthcare news, best practices, and analytics have listed Methodist among the nation’s best for employee engagement. Methodist placed on Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list for the eighth consecutive year. The list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare c ...

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Methodist Dallas, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson are all proud to announce they have received the highest rating possible by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Grou ...

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If you had asked David Molengraaf when he was a child what he wanted to be when he grew up, chances are his answer wouldn’t have given you a clue as to what he has become today. To say that he has reinvented himself several times is an understatement. With a passion to be in public service and dedication to provide life support, David’s career path has grown from Army veteran t ...

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Winston Churchill once said, “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” This completely resonates with me. I am eternally optimistic, and that is reinforced with my experiences at Methodist Health System. Here, I’ve been able to make my wildest dreams come true when our hospital, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, achieved Magnet® designation. My ...

Several months in the making, Methodist Health System is pleased to announce the plan for its eleventh hospital, which will be located in Midlothian. The new facility will be operated in conjunction with the existing Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in order to facilitate the opening with all reasonable diligence. While architectural details are still being finalized, the hos ...

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