Wellness

by Jodi Palmer Jodi is a Patient Care Technician at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Her goal is to get in shape so she can live longer and look good.  1.   How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am feeling super excited about this journey I am about to take part in with Methodist Health System. This means a healthier me for 2013! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy! ...

By Erik Leopard Erik is an HR business partner at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Over time, Erik has gained weight and fallen into less-than-optimal eating habits. At risk for heart disease and diabetes, Erik has identified clear goals that will help motivate him to make healthier choices. Erik’s goal is to take better care of God’s temple: his body. 1.   How are you feelin ...

By Angela Wrighten, RN Angela is a staff nurse in Outpatient Chemotherapy at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Over the last few years, Angela has gotten away from the healthy person she used to be. She wants to get on the right path, and she’s ready to change her eating and exercise habits for the rest of her life. Angela’s goal is to lose weight so she can return to the ac ...

By John P. Sullivan, Director, Environmental Services Methodist Charlton Medical Center 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am excited about the opportunity to improve my wellness and to share this experience. My lack of physical conditioning and not eating properly have left me feeling sluggish, less energetic, and tired by the end of each day. ...

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By Sarah Reynolds, CMOM Office Manager, MedHealth 1. How are you feeling now? Why do you want to become healthier? I am excited to have been selected to participate in I am Methodist Health, but I'll admit I'm nervous! I want to succeed very badly during this journey. I want to become healthier so that I can lead my family by example. My husband and I both are ex-smokers, an ...

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By Sherry George, LCSW Social Work Manager Methodist Richardson Medical Center Aah, the holidays … full of laughter, full of spirit, full of stress. How can you make it through the holidays without getting stressed out? That’s an age-old question that has been asked by countless generations. Between shopping, party planning, cooking, the dynamics of family get-togethers, finan ...

By Beth Leermakers Employee Health Coach Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and Methodist Charlton Medical Center How stressed are you? If you say you’re really stressed, you’re not alone. Suffice it to say, we are living and coping with stress almost 24 hours a day. Why so much stress? We are overextended, committed to too many things, and not willing to say “no.” Women seem t ...

By Kay Wysong, CMSR Director of Physician Recruitment for Primary Care Methodist Health System Everyone’s talking about how health care is changing. While it’s true that all stakeholders are being impacted, physicians are in the eye of the storm. With more than 27 years of experience in recruiting physicians, I view these changes from a slightly different perspective — ...

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 ...