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I’ve been at Methodist Charlton Medical Center my whole nursing career. That’s 15 years. Not once have I ever felt that I needed to look elsewhere. My career started when I was hired as a nursing extern after completing two semesters of nursing school. Methodist Health System has a great program for nursing students. You basically shadow a nurse, so you get to perform some of ...

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Is it even possible to ease stress, fear, and anxiety during this pandemic? I believe so. As a nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher, Mayo Certified Health Coach, and certified Mindfulness Trainer, I help people minimize stress and maximize wellness every day. And I know it can be done. It just takes a bit of focus and practice. For example, let’s say that you’re a mom or dad, you ca ...

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In 1970, less than 10 percent of medical students were women. In 1972, Title IX of the Educational Amendments passed prohibiting discrimination based on sex in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance, thus opening the door to more opportunities for women. When I matriculated in 1979, the number of women entering medical school had more than doubled to 1 i ...

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Nurses are truly the face of healthcare. They are the clinicians who spend the most time with patients. They’re caregivers who consider their job a calling. They’re the people who go the extra mile for patients and families. No wonder nursing is the most trusted profession in America. Every year since 2012, D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing awards has honored a select number ...

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Merridth D. Simpson, SHRM-CP, CDP, RACR

  How’s your work-life balance? With the new year, and a new decade, upon us, it’s a good time to assess it. The topic interests me because in human resources I constantly look for ways to help employees feel great about their work. I think about it in my own life, too. For me, it’s harmony I prefer to think of it as work-life harmony because I recognize that at no given tim ...

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Methodist Health System has just been named to the 2020 Military Friendly® Employers list. The honor was presented by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment and educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Since 2003, the Military Friendly Employers list has come to set the standard for organizat ...

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Contessa Henry

  I work at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center as a certified nurse in the operating room (OR). I’ve been in nursing 15 years, but this December marks my second year at Methodist Mansfield. I live in the community, and the hospital is convenient — but that’s not why I work here. I had heard so many great things about the hospital. I even took my kids here to the emergency dep ...

Jennifer Allen

I’ve been in nursing 10 years. I started my career with a medical-surgical residency at another hospital (we were living in Arlington at the time). Then I moved into the orthopedic-neurology unit and later the total joint unit, where I got my orthopedic nursing certification. About that time, a high school in Oklahoma recruited my husband to coach the football team, so we moved ...

Methodist Health System is one of only three health systems in the nation to earn the 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Organization Award from the Healthcare Diversity Council. We are extremely honored to receive this award. As one of the leading healthcare providers in North Texas, we recognize that this accolade affirms that in the area of diversity, our hearts are in the right ...

Barbara Madden

On July 29, 2019, we got very exciting news. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) called to tell us that Methodist Dallas Medical Center had achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing. We were thrilled, especially knowing that less than 10 percent of hospitals in the United States have earned this prestigious recognition. Of course, we had a huge celebra ...

Beena Mathai

This year I’m celebrating my 10-year anniversary with Methodist Health System. And it’s been a wonderful journey. I’ve always been impressed with our strong core values. On a day-to-day basis, we continue to provide compassionate, quality care to our patients. But what has really impressed me all these years is our staff. This is the 15th year that we’ve been named a Best Plac ...

CareerSTAT

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 ...

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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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