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DALLAS — On October 22, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., Methodist Health System Police, the Dallas Police Department, and Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an active shooter call at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

The preliminary investigation determined a suspect shot and killed two hospital employees. 

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I knew that Methodist is a Military Friendly® employer. That was a big bonus for me as one who has served in the Texas Military Forces. I was extremely blessed to have the opportunity to join Methodist.

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Kristen Dunlap

I started my career at Methodist, spent some time working at two other large healthcare systems, and then came back to Methodist. It felt like coming back to my family. It was like I was back home.

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 inte ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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One of the first things nursing school graduates do is search for a nurse residency. It’s a wise move. The graduates are full of new knowledge and excited about entering their profession, but they know that they need practical experience. In short, they need to practice nursing! And that’s what nurse residencies do — they transform graduate nurses into professional providers. ...

For many, February is a time to express our affection and appreciation for those we love. But when I grew up, the focus was completely different. For me, February brings back memories of growing up in South Asia and Africa. Here, heart attacks and strokes were common occurrences, especially in women. In fact, the women around me were the ones least likely to seek the care they ...

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We love Thanksgiving. It’s a time to be with friends and family, reflect on what you’re grateful for, engage in holiday games and traditions, and indulge in your favorite Thanksgiving recipes. But Thanksgiving can also bring an unwanted visitor — stress. You can stress over family dynamics and seasonal financial burdens. You can even worry about how to enjoy yourself without sa ...

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Update November 11, 2021: Methodist Health System is very proud to announce that we have once again earned the 2022 Military Friendly® Silver designation. We also earned Top Ten Employer status in the military spouse, supplier diversity, and friendly brand categories. For Veterans Day, Methodist Health System is honoring all our men and women veterans who are part of the Metho ...

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Trying to incorporate a new health behavior into your life can be challenging. No matter how convinced you are that you need to drink more water, meditate before bedtime, or go for walks in the evening, it can be difficult to make it part of your routine. Thankfully, there is plenty of literature on what influences your likelihood of maintaining a new behavior. Here are some ti ...

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Have you ever found yourself working through lunch or putting off a much-needed break and then suddenly realizing that hours have gone by? With busy schedules and so many tasks to accomplish during the workday, we’re often tempted to skip any breaks and work straight through. However, it’s important to remember that while our brains are wonderful at interpreting information, th ...

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With summer winding down and cooler weather ahead, you may be looking forward to dining outside at your favorite restaurant patio. But as fun as it can be to give yourself a break from cooking at home, you need to be prepared not only to take safety measures during the pandemic but also to make sure you don’t fall off track with your weight loss plan or healthy routine. Not to ...

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In honor of Black Business Month, I wanted to share what it means to be part of a company that truly embraces diversity. Every year, the amount that Methodist Health System spends with diverse vendors continues to grow. I believe that this speaks volumes about our overall culture and our commitment to supporting diversity. It aligns with our goals to increase opportunities for ...

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DALLAS — Methodist Health System is mandating that all of its workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. Methodist was the first health system in North Texas to offer vaccines to its workforce, and the majority of its workforce took advantage of that opportunity. Now the remainder of its employees (on-campus and remote workers), physicians on the medical staf ...

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Have you ever decided that it was time to go to sleep but instead spent hours awake watching TV or finishing something you didn’t have enough time to complete during the day? If so, you may have engaged in what experts call revenge bedtime procrastination. What you’re doing is sacrificing sleep for leisure time. Putting off sleep? Revenge bedtime procrastination is much more ...

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Walking is one of the most underrated activities that you can do for your health and well-being. It takes little time, can fit into the busiest of schedules, requires very little preparation, and takes no special equipment or training. When we get up and put one foot in front of the other, it benefits our physical, mental, and emotional health in many ways. Exercising actually ...

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Every year as it draws nearAmerica’s Independence DayWe call it her birthdayAnd plan a party to celebrate.Friends and neighbors gatherBackyard bashes and pool partiesFlag a-flying, kids squealingWe build summer memories together. Yet, for many othersIt is a quiet reflectionA moment to recognizeAll that was won and lost. Many years ago, brothers turned foesAs lines in the sand ...

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The desire to belong and feel a sense of security and connection with others is a fundamental human need. If it wasn’t so important, we would all be living solitary lives. Instead, it is integral to how we organize ourselves: creating communities, families, groups, and organizations where people feel connected. There are three terms that come to mind when we think about the va ...

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When we face a difficult problem, stress, or boredom, many of us turn to food. Food cravings can hit us when we’re at our weakest emotional points. If food is your comfort zone, you may struggle with your weight. The good news is that if you’re prone to stress eating, there are steps that you can take to get back on track. The mood-food-weight cycle Emotional eating is eating ...

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