Nursing Specialties

Cheyenne Ruby, Kelly Finney, and Nora Billodeaux celebrate at the 2022 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards event.

At the 2022 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards celebration, Methodist Health System was proud to have 23 winning nurses. We know how excellent our nurses — all our nurses — are, but it’s truly an honor to see these great professionals recognized by outside organizations. Plenty of photos were snapped that night, but the three nurses in this particular picture have an inter ...

In April, families around the world will gather for Passover, which is one of the most celebrated rituals in the Jewish faith. Passover begins with a combination dinner and service called a Seder, where we tell the Passover story from the Bible’s Book of Exodus. It’s a tale that the legendary Cecil B. DeMille turned into an Oscar-nominated film that airs annually on prime time ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Specialties

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to practice nursing in a different specialty? Some nurses latch onto a specialty that becomes their lifetime mission. Others want to take on a new challenge in a new area. Which are you? Ready for something new? If you’re an experienced registered nurse looking to spread your wings and grow, a fellowship will take you there. We’ve go ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Specialties
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 depar ...

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 celebrat ...

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 Place ...

Methodist Charlton Medical Center will launch an Emergency Department (ED) RN Residency Program in October for experienced RNs who are looking to change clinical areas. This exciting and challenging program is now accepting applications from RNs with at least two years of experience in another nursing specialty such as med-surg or critical care. The 12-week program offers a $5, ...

Meet the team: (top L to R) Mark Gemina, RN, Jill Hamilton, RN, Jeremy Guthrie, RN Resident, Kerry Santa Lucia, RN, Kathryn Patton, RN; (bottom) Justin Myers, RN

In the spring of 2016, Methodist Charlton Medical Center expanded its critical care services to 32 beds. We asked Kathryn Patton, ICU nurse manager in critical care services at Methodist Charlton, about her career and why she is proud to be a critical care nurse. Q: How long have you been a critical care nurse? Patton: I’ve been a registered nurse for 16 years, and of those, si ...

Dallas – Methodist Dallas Medical Center salutes the following nurses for specialty certifications. Congratulations to all! Nurse Practitioner Amanda Skelton, ACNP (Neuro) RN – BSN Graduates Amy Bozeman, BSN (Golden Cross) Victor Abarca, BSN (Neuro) Rhonda McGaughey, BSN (L&D) Vanessa Ruiz, BSN (4 OBS) Patient Experience Elizabeth Lindert, CPXP Wound Care Margaret Isenberg ...

Posted News, Recognition, Nursing Specialties

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 ...

Fran Laukaitis was recently named president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Fran served as Methodist Charlton's chief nursing officer since 2010. She is the first registered nurse to ever serve as president of a Methodist Health System facility.  I have been a nurse for 40 years, and never imagined that I would be leading a great health care organization today. Initially, ...

Posted Leadership, Nurses, Nursing Specialties

  One of my favorite times of year is upon us — National Nurses Week. May 6-12 has been set aside as the time for the entire country to celebrate the profession of nursing and thank nurses everywhere for their selfless dedication to others. My desire to be a nurse started at a very young age. When I was 5 years old, I was hospitalized for flulike symptoms. Even at that young po ...

Do you remember the classic movie that was released in 1960, “The Magnificent Seven?” The movie focused on a small town that hired seven men to help protect its citizens. We think all of our nurses are magnificent, and especially the seven Methodist Health System nurses who have been named DFW Great 100 Nurses 2015. This award is recognized throughout the nursing community in t ...

If you’re a nurse and your passion is caring for patients who have experienced major trauma, then you should consider expanding your career at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Why? I’m proud to say that Methodist Dallas has recently achieved verification as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT). This signifies that M ...

http://youtu.be/6i0JjRnrI6E?list=PLCA528AD6877F6F3E Simba Nyoni, RN, CRN, BSN -- an ICU nurse at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center -- talks about the vital role men can play in nursing, especially certain specialties. ...

Posted Nurses, Nursing Specialties

http://youtu.be/Xy3ImkoxHqc Have you considered emergency nursing? Theda Serna shares her experience as an ED RN at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. ...

By Bernadette Trail, PHR Human Resources Generalist Methodist Charlton Medical Center Nursing internships have been around for a long time. In fact, they’re one of the most popular employee programs offered at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. But this year, we are piloting a completely different internship program — one that specializes solely in transitioning experienced RNs ...

By Darryl Jones II, BS, RCIS, RDCS Interim Heart Center Educator Methodist Dallas Medical Center One thing I learned early in working with patients battling heart disease is you can’t be a hypocrite. February is heart month, but if you want your patients’ respect anytime of the year, you have to lead by example.  It starts with being a healthier you and having a heart for heal ...

Posted Cardiology, Nursing Specialties