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Modern Healthcare Award Recognizes Fastest Growing U.S. Health Care Companies July 23, 2012 Methodist Health System has been named one of the “Fast 40 – Healthcare’s Hottest” companies nationwide by Modern Healthcare magazine in an inaugural program recognizing the fastest growing health care organizations that are headquartered in the US, have at least $20M in revenue for 2011 ...

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By Carrie Camin, Assistant Vice President, Wellness Methodist Health System When it comes to keeping fit and staying well, we all know what we need to do. The hard part is knowing how to do it. Moving from, “I can’t” to “I could” to “I can” to “I did” is not an easy journey. My job is to be a wellness champion, to coach and encourage Methodist Health System employees to achieve ...

By David Molengraaf, RN Methodist Charlton Medical Center For me, Methodist Health System is a family affair. I believe so much in Methodist as a caring organization, not just its dedication to caring for patients but for the well-being of its caregivers as well. Methodist is committed to creating successful caregivers through its partnership with El Centro Community College, w ...

by Stephanie Cunningham, RN Methodist Dallas Medical Center A few weeks ago, I told you my story about becoming a respiratory therapist (RT). My grandfather’s battle with emphysema reinforced my desire as a young child to care for others. For 28 years, I proudly helped my tiny patients in Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) overcome their brea ...

By Ken Hutchenrider Jr., FACHE President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center The city of Richardson just got some great news. Methodist Richardson Medical Center is planning a $120 million, four-story, 125-bed acute care hospital for the Bush/Renner campus. As the leader of Methodist Richardson, I’m proud, excited, and keenly aware of the tremendous responsibility our organiz ...

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Voluntary New Care Coordination Program Created to Offer High Quality Services, Care to Beneficiaries through Partnership with Medicare 07/10/2012 Methodist Health System today announced it has been selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a multifaceted new program sponsored by the Centers fo ...

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By Ken Hutchenrider Jr., FACHE President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center The city of Richardson just got some great news. Methodist Richardson Medical Center is planning a $120 million, four-story, 125-bed acute care hospital for the Bush/Renner campus. As the leader of Methodist Richardson, I’m proud, excited, and keenly aware of the tremendous responsibility our organiz ...

By Stephanie Cunningham, RN, RRT Methodist Dallas Medical Center Life is full of surprises. That’s certainly true for my career. For 28 years I’ve worked as a respiratory therapist, mostly in the neonatal intensive care unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. There I fell in love with helping newborns breathe. As long as I can remember, even as a child, I wanted to be a nur ...

By Kathryn Allen Vice President of Development Methodist Health System When you think of trauma and emergency services, which hospitals in the Dallas–Fort Worth area come to mind? Methodist Dallas Medical Center should be in the top three. The fact is, if you experience a severe injury or serious acute illness in the Dallas Metroplex, there’s a one in three chance you’ll be bro ...

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Methodist Health System board of directors approves $120 million for Bush/Renner campus to add 125-bed acute care hospital  June 28, 2012 Methodist Health System today announced that the board of directors has approved a facility expansion plan of $120 million to add a 125-bed acute care hospital at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Bush/Renner location. Scheduled to op ...

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Prestigious awards program honors exemplary entrepreneurs June 28, 2012 Methodist Health System President and CEO Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, has been selected as winner of the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the health care provider category in the Southwest Area North Region, which includes North Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The award recog ...

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strong>By Victoria Solis, RN Methodist Dallas Medical Center I love babies and I love nursing. So my choice for a place to care for others wasn’t a difficult one. The postpartum/newborn nursery unit is where I spend my work hours, and it’s where my heart is. Achieving my ideal career followed a natural progression, thanks to Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s coordinated educa ...

June 12, 2012 Methodist Health System has received UnitedHealth Premium Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center designations for Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, as well as a provisional one-year designation for Methodist Richardson Medical Center. The UnitedHealth Premium specialty center designat ...

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By Ulondia Lee, RN, MSN Director of Med-Surg Acute Care Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Who doesn’t like daisies? They’re bright, spirit-lifting flowers that are often given to show appreciation and affection. That’s why it’s so appropriate that the DAISY Award has become a public way to thank nurses for their dedication and caring. The award grew out of the grief of ...

By Karen Barrett, RN, COHN-S, CHSP Director of Employee Health Services Methodist Health System I may have one of the most challenging jobs in Methodist Health System. As director of Employee Health Services, I am responsible for caring for those whose job is caring for others. Keeping our employees healthy is critical to the successful completion of our mission of cari ...

By Althea Aubrey, RN, BSN Director, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Life’s exciting when you’re a new graduate nurse. The possibilities are limitless and your zest for your career and your patients is boundless. Sometimes, when I’m working with new nurses, it is a challenge to nurture their positive spirit and instill the importance of setting healthy ...

April 27, 2012 Four Methodist Health System employees were among honorees named in the prestigious 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Awards this year. The recipients were selected from a pool of 50 area hospitals for the honor. The award honors employees who made a significant impact on patients, peers and the community at large as health care heroes. Rex McR ...

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By Jerilyn Pope, LPC, RCC Senior Organizational Effectiveness Strategist Methodist Dallas Medical Center I think Dr. Patch Adams was onto something. In the 1998 film by the same name, Robin Williams portrayed the real-life physician who understood the healing power of laughter, joy, and creativity, and how it can impact what is typically a stress-filled environment. At Methodi ...

By Tony Paterniti, RN, PhD Director, Department of Education, Methodist Health System I’m lucky. In my role as a nurse educator, I get to work with a wide variety of caregivers. Experience has taught me that individuals’ personalities often determine the area of nursing they decide to pursue. All are called to care, to heal. But each is motivated by different factors. Those fa ...

By Althea Aubrey, RN, BSN Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Ask any nurse why she or he chose nursing as a career and generally you’ll hear a story about how a nurse personally touched his or her life, either directly or through a loved one. My story centers around my mom. I was only 10 when she died. She had Lupus, an autoimmune disease, an ...

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