Methodist Health System Blog

http://youtu.be/BeF2_FaeUUsChef Carol Ritchie has reached a new goal in the Methodist To Life! weight-loss program. She's lost 23 pounds and 6/12 inches from waist and is feeling new dedication and motivation in her weight-loss journey. In this webisode she talks about how she met the food challenges of a family reunion and exercised throughout and she prepares "dinners done" - ...

Posted Healthy Eating

By Brian T. Asmussen, Director of Neurosurgery Services, Methodist Health SystemNeurosurgery is one of the most exciting areas in medicine today. It’s one where technology is driving advanced care and treatment for patients while providing a challenging and fulfilling career path for health care professionals.Progressive health systems are guided by leading neurosurgeons traine ...

Posted Clinical Trends

By ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Jessica Rangel, Vice President of Operations, Methodist Dallas Medical CenterMethodist Dallas Medical Center recently partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and AstraZeneca to provide a comprehensive patient navigator program that helps patients through the cancer treatment maze. The navigator is a cancer education and support specialist who, throug ...

Posted Patient Care

By Jackie Middleton, Vice President, Human Resources OperationsWith changes to the Medicare payment system on the horizon, many new acronyms have surfaced. They’re quickly becoming part of our daily vocabulary, but more important, the meaning behind the letters will drive how hospitals and clinicians provide care. Every health care employee has a stake in these changes, how the ...

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DALLAS – Methodist Health System is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2011 Becker's Hospital Review/ Becker's ASC Review list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The 100 workplaces named to this list represent a wide spectrum of facilities, from leading health systems to small community hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices. Each ...

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By Tim Taylor, RN, BSN, Manager of Intensive Care Unit, Methodist Mansfield Medical CenterThe latest buzz in health care is the proposed linking of patient outcomes to hospital reimbursement, slated for implementation in 2012. This heightened awareness of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement and value-based purchasing is, frankly, a little overwhel ...

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http://youtu.be/9Vw_88hNl3EChef Carol Ritchie has lost 22 pounds -- she's reached a plateau, but she knows what she needs to do to continue her weight-loss journey with the Methodist To Life! program. She prepares quick, cool, colorful, healthy summertime salads with quinoa, a super food that contains all eight amino acids, and in-season fruits and vegetables. ...

Posted Healthy Eating, Weight Management

By Tony Paterniti, PhD, RN, Director, Department of Education, Methodist Health System Can you walk into an ER waiting area full of anxious people and calm them down? Are you willing to console a patient and his/her family members when a diagnosis isn’t so good? Can you adapt to change easily? Are you comfortable in a fast-paced working environment that requires prioritizing mu ...

Posted Nurses

By Jon Aldama, RN, Manager of Cardiology Service, Methodist Charlton Medical Center Summer may be the time to kick back and relax, but in health care, that’s easier said than done. Summer often means more stress from managing work schedules, kids at home, family commitments, and vacations. Basically, summer ...

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strong>By Michael Seifu, RN, Director of Emergency Department, Methodist Charlton Medical Center Summer’s here and so are the hot-weather health hazards that keep emergency departments hopping. As a health care professional, how can you help your patients, friends, and family members learn how to be injury- and accident -free? The answer is by brushing up on your summer safe ...

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By Tammy Pikey, CMSRN, Methodist Charlton Medical Center Enlightened hospital leaders know employee satisfaction leads to patient satisfaction. When employees feel valued and enjoy working with their teams, it translates to patient satisfaction. Improving satisfaction is the right thing to do and reflects our goal to treat others as we want to be treated. And with federal ...

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By Karen Taylor, Employee Health Coach, Methodist Health System Ask any hospital employee what their No. 1 challenge is, and most likely they’ll say “stress.” Whether it’s at the bedside or behind the scenes, stress is part of the job in a hospital, even in a positive work environment. Unfortunately, stress doesn’t just stop once we leave the hospital. The day’s events, f ...

Posted Healthy Habits at Work

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was honored recently with a Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Methodist Mansfield is one of three hospitals in Tarrant County to receive the prestigious designation, which both recognizes health care organizations that create work environments in which nurses can flourish and validates the ...

Posted News

By Pamela McNutt, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Methodist Health System Recently named among the Top 25 Women in Healthcare and the first CIO selected from across the nation for this honor by Modern Healthcare magazine. There’s nothing like that feeling in your stomach when you’re about to go live with a new computer program, especially when it affects ...

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By Carol Ritchie, celebrity chef and To Life!™ Lifestyle Change Management Participant Summer is here, but don’t let picnics, family gatherings, and July 4th fun derail your weight-loss plans. The Methodist Weight Management Institute’s To Life!™ program, which has helped me lose 22 pounds, can help you lose weight and still enjoy the sunny days ahead without feeling depriv ...

Posted Healthy Eating, Weight Management

http://youtu.be/6pWhg7JcGmQ Stacy Ransom, RN and Manager of the Neuro-Ortho Trauma Unit at Methodist Health System, discusses their nursing mentorship program designed to improve nursing care and patient outcomes. ...

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By Jackie Middleton, Vice President, Human Resources Operations At Methodist Health System hospitals, the hallways are filled with people smiling, engaging with others, helping visitors find their way. Employees pitch in to help each other, even when it’s not on their job description. Some employees have spent their entire careers at Methodist. There are second generatio ...

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By Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO, Methodist Health System Health care reform is a buzzword these days. It can mean different things to different people and organizations. But at the end of the day, health care reform must result in a fundamental change to the way we deliver health care. We currently treat patients who are already ill. That system is no ...

http://youtu.be/RgpBRpnb1Zs Bernnie Kennedy, RN and Director of Cardiology and Nursing Supervision at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, discusses his experience with Methodist Health System health coverage and benefits for their health care employees. ...

Posted Nurses

By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System Most nurses enter the profession to fulfill a calling to help others, not to get bogged down by new rules, regulations, and health care reform. The fact is, some of those issues are here to stay, but at Methodist Health System, we’re committed to helping nurses navigate the changes while staying true to their personal mission of car ...

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