Methodist Health System Blog

Barbara Madson Madden, MSN, RN

A higher calling. A passion to help others. Making a difference in others’ lives. Motivated to heal. Because I care. These are the reasons you’re likely to hear when you ask nurses why they chose this career. National Nurses Week was established to recognize the special people who choose nursing as their life’s work. It also offers an opportunity to thank nurses for the special ...

Posted Our Recognition, Nurses
George Williams, MD, MMM, FACEP

A few years ago, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) published a white paper, “The Value of Physician Leadership.” Using literature reviews and interviews with healthcare professionals, the document draws a clear connection between physician leadership and high performing healthcare organizations. The white paper is summarized in a FierceHealthcare article publi ...

Posted Leadership, Physician Recruitment

Mansfield, TX — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards were based on votes from readers and members of the community. To compile the best list in the community, the local newspaper asked readers to vote for the best company in dozens of ...

Posted News, Our Recognition
Joshua Ast, BSN, RN, CNOR

I was destined to work in healthcare. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had this desire to help others. My mom set the example as a radiology tech and my interest in science fueled my passion to pursue a healthcare career. But, as I’ve discovered, even if you know what you want to do, you can’t be sure where fate is going to lead you. I decided to join the Navy when I ...

Posted Nurses, Leadership

Mansfield, TX — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, a full service 222-bed acute care hospital featuring the Amon G. Carter Heart and Vascular Center and some of the latest patient-centric technology, received the 2015 Outstanding Large Business of the Year Award from the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 44th Annual Awards dinner last week. Methodist Mansfield is ...

Posted News, Our Recognition
David Molengraaf, BSN, RN

This spring, Methodist Charlton Medical Center is expanding our intensive care unit. Why? To meet our growing needs and to continue striving to provide the highest-possible standard of care in our community. In fact, it’s essential that we expand. Methodist Charlton has one of the busiest emergency departments in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Last year, we had over 85,000 emergen ...

Posted Facility Expansion, Critical Care

Dallas – Methodist Charlton Medical Center is now nationally accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) gives the recognition to hospitals that have undergone a rigorous evaluation. The evaluation determines the hospitals are providing high quality breast care to women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast dis ...

Posted News, Our Recognition

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, surgical, ...

Posted Nurses, Patient Care, Patients

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 ...

Posted News

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, th ...

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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 zero ...

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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 Heal ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Awards

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 ...