Methodist Health System Blog

http://youtu.be/dflLqPVQ_DEPamela Stoyanoff, CPA, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Methodist Health System, offers tips to women who want to advance to executive roles in health care. ...

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http://youtu.be/_evnktaU6i8Reverend Carole Somers-Clark, Vice President of Pastoral Services at Methodist Health System discusses ethics, health care, and tips on handling moral distress. ...

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Methodist Dallas Medical Center announces Karla Ramberger, RN, as its new chief nursing officer (CNO). She will take over the position effective Nov. 7, moving from her current position as director of the Emergency Department at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.“We welcome Karla to this important role at Methodist Dallas and know that she brings an expansive and impressive ar ...

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By Christine Walker, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Emergency and Trauma Services, Methodist Dallas Medical CenterDoes a full moon mean higher ER volumes? Will more women really go into labor? Halloween conjures up thoughts of black cats, werewolves, and other superstitions. While the full moon doesn’t fall on Halloween this year, it does beg the question, “What’s fact and what’ ...

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ttp://youtu.be/nFMa4SJoCy0 Chef Carol Ritchie has lost 23 pounds and six and half inches from her waist on the Methodist To Life! weight-loss program and that's something she vows she'll "never see again" as she pumps up the volume on her exercise routine and continues to eat healthful, hearty meals and snacks. This week she prepares nutrient rich nourish snacks -- cottag ...

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By Carol Ritchie, celebrity chef and To Life!™ Lifestyle Change Management ParticipantOne of the things I’ve learned on my weight-loss journey is to be prepared. With a little planning, you can navigate through fall sporting events, tailgate parties, and playoff games without blowing your diet. For a successful strategy, take a few minutes to think about the foods you associate ...

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New HR leader to join health system Oct. 17Methodist Health System announces that Deanna Kenard will join its senior leadership team on Oct. 17 as senior vice president of human resources.  In this role, Kenard will serve as Methodist’s lead executive responsible for strategic transformational leadership, policy development, and directing all HR activities including recruitment ...

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By Kathleen Hazlett, RN, Director of Enterprise Applications, Methodist Health SystemInformation technology (IT) is dramatically changing the face of health care, offering a new set of challenges for nurses and other clinicians. While it may seem like the learning curve is fast and furious right now, in the long run the payoff for patients and clinicians will be significant.For ...

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By Steve Maffei, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Methodist Health SystemA hospital can have the finest facilities and the most advanced technology, but if it does not have a fully engaged workforce, it may have only limited success.Engagement measures employees’ commitment and enthusiasm toward their work. Engaged employees are highly involved and invested in their co ...

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A trio of top leaders from Methodist Health System have been honored in the national list, "Hospital and Healthcare System Leaders to Know," by Becker's Hospital Review magazine. The Chicago-based publication has announced inclusion of Methodist Health System President and CEO, Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, among its "291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know." Methodi ...

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By Irene Strejc, BSN, MPH, Vice President of Nursing, Methodist Richardson Medical CenterThe need for dynamic nursing leaders who will step up to meet the many challenges facing health care practitioners today is greater than ever. Patient expectations are high. Hospitals are anticipating decreased reimbursement levels and are focused on new levels of efficiency. And electronic ...

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http://youtu.be/1hgBtlQii0MChef Carol Ritchie has shed 24 pounds and 7 ½ inches from her waist and has reduced her cholesterol by 30 points since joining the Methodist To Life! weight-loss program! In this webisode she talks about how taking 15 minutes a week to plan meals and exercise helps her from to avoid sabotaging her hard work -- sometimes simply packing some pre-sliced ...

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By Bernadette Trail, Human Resources Business Partner, Methodist Charlton Medical CenterHealth care is one of the few industries that has added jobs during the recent economic downturn. In spite of these financial times, people still get sick and baby boomers are still getting older. The bottom line is that health care will continue to be a good source of career opportunities. ...

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By Evelina Echols-Sutton, BSN, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Methodist Charlton Medical CenterIt’s hard to believe there was a time when nurses wore starched, white uniforms, stockings, and caps pinned to their heads. They even had to polish their shoes (white, of course) every few days.The uniform is just one symbol of how nursing has changed over the years. Nur ...

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http://youtu.be/RUzz-cmmvbMSince starting the To Life! weight-loss program Chef Carol Ritchie has dropped more than two jean sizes and continues to lose weight and gain health. During the dog days of summer she shares her ideas for cool treats include strawberry ice cubes, low-fat chicken salad in bell pepper boats, and salad nicoise with tuna, egg, tomato, and green beans. She ...

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Methodist Health System today announced that the board of directors has approved a facility expansion plan exceeding $135 million that will directly benefit southwest Dallas County through renovations of its two existing hospital facilities — Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Charlton Medical Center.“Southern Dallas is vital to the future growth of the City of Dalla ...

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By Melonie Jackson, Director of Human Resources, Methodist Charlton Medical Center If you’re even thinking about a career change, career fairs offer great opportunities to explore your options. Career fairs showcase a hospital’s clinical specialties and staffing needs, while giving you a chance to look more closely at the organization and the people who work there. They enable ...

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ttp://youtu.be/0qqthyly1KgStephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Methodist Health System and Karen Taylor, Employee Health Coach at Methodist Health System highlight a few on the job stretches to help employees reduce stress and maintain overall health and well-being ...

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By David Hambrick, BSN, RN, CGRN, Manager, GI Lab, Methodist Dallas Medical CenterIf it seems like more people are diagnosed with digestive diseases these days, it’s true. An aging population and higher levels of obesity and diabetes are just a few of the reasons for the increase. Greater awareness of screening procedures to help detect conditions that might lead to colon cance ...

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For the eighth consecutive year, Methodist Health System has been named among the Best Places to Work in North Texas through an employee survey conducted by the Dallas Business Journal. Winning honorees and specific rankings among the finalists will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 22, during a gala awards luncheon in Dallas and will be featured in a special edition of the publi ...

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