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CareerSTAT is proud to announce that Methodist Health System has been recognized as a 2019 CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion by its peers. Eight additional organizations in the U.S. have also been recognized as Champions and Emerging Champions. Methodist’s partnership with community workforce training partner Oak Cliff Works and community education partner Dallas ...

Adrienne Graves

I’ve always been a nurse, but I haven’t always been with Methodist Health System. How I came to be here is kind of interesting. I came to Methodist Richardson Medical Center when my father was hospitalized here. He had surgery and there were complications, so he ended up having to stay for a long time. Whenever I visited him, I observed the staff to see how well they took care ...

When I considered a second career after my youngest child entered kindergarten, little did I imagine that I was destined to become the chief nursing officer for a well-respected hospital like Methodist Charlton Medical Center. But, that’s exactly what happened. With some encouragement from my husband, I embarked on my nursing career and graduated from nursing school. I started ...

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Methodist Health System’s mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare. We are proud to accomplish this every day by working and creating value through the compassionate and competent talent that we hire. As an organization, we are deeply committed to providing opportunities and resources for our staff and continuing to grow and shine even bri ...

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Methodist Health System has named Juan Fresquez the new President of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Fresquez is no stranger to DFW. He began his career at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and has more than 28 years of acute care hospital management experience. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona Group – Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, a 486-bed a ...

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Food is the sustenance of life with many types and many ways to prepare it. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced, gotta-have-it-now society, fast food has become a way of life for many with drive-throughs delivering high-fat, high-calorie items to millions of Americans. While the goal is to eat to live and sustain a happy, healthy life, for many, food is a challenge. I saw thi ...

My name is Priya Sharma and I’m a millennial. Our generation is earning quite the reputation for getting married later in life, traveling the world in our 20s, and always looking for the next best thing. I started my career as a labor and delivery nurse at Methodist Richardson Medical Center in February 2015. After one year, I started wondering what my next move should be. Mi ...

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Methodist Health System is proud to announce all five wholly-owned campuses 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 Group, a national, inde ...

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Four years ago, Methodist Health System decided to collaborate with one of the leading names in medicine, Mayo Clinic, by becoming the first Texas healthcare organization to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Comprised of more than 40 like-minded member organizations that represent facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, South ...

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We all have different paths in our lives that bring us to where we are today. The road that brought me to Methodist Health System was far from traditional. From San Diego to Quantico, Virginia, and from Okinawa, Japan, to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina  — and even to Afghanistan (where the temperatures range from 20 to 120 degrees!) — I proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps f ...

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Some people know from a very early age exactly what they want to be when they grow up. I was lucky enough to be one of those people. From the time I was in elementary school and wrote “My Life Story,” I saw myself as a nurse or a doctor. While my vision was clear, little did I know that so many paths would keep leading to Methodist Health System and its affiliated organizations ...

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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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Dallas – Doctors on the medical staff of Methodist Health System offer patients minimally invasive reparative surgeries for the mitral and aortic heart valves. Two of the most important valves in the circulatory system, the mitral and aortic valves work simultaneously to keep blood flowing properly through the heart and to the rest of the body. Diseased or damaged heart valves ...

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