Methodist Health System Blog

By GeTonya Dickerson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, telemetry Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Long before the days of “24/7,” hospital clinicians have been working ’round the clock to care for the patients’ needs of the communities they serve. There are many benefits of working nights, but working irregular hours can take its toll on family life. Here are some tips to keep up with kids ...

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Methodist Dallas Medical Center has been ranked in the top 10 medical facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region according to U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. ...

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By Melanie Algermissen, Assistant Vice President of Wellness, Methodist Health System As a health care professional, you take care of patients all day (and sometimes all night), but who’s taking care of you? Methodist Health System’s Live Well, Shine Bright employee wellness program does just that, enabling employees to establish individual health goals and to incorporate he ...

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By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System The pressure to improve the quality of health care in this country has never been greater. Nurses are at the front line, and they often feel that pressure — striving to balance the needs of the patient with changes in the way care is delivered. At Methodist Health System, we believe nurses are at the heart of our efforts to impro ...

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Ten Methodist Health System nurses, more than any other previous year, have captured the prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses award from more than 700 nominated nurses. The award honors 100 registered nurses who made a significant impact on the nursing profession and for patients, peers and the community at large. This year, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center honoree ...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxH_CE_tmj0&feature=related Methodist Health System is one of North Texas' most distinguished, nonprofit health systems. Since 1927, Methodist has provided health care, but more importantly, they provide hope. That hope is based on their dedication to the health and well-being of the communities they serve through medical innovation. ...

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Creates Executive-Level Position to Oversee Wellness Program Demonstrating its commitment to employees, Methodist Health System announces the addition of an executive-level position to focus exclusively on their health and well-being. Melanie Algermissen has joined Methodist as the assistant vice president of wellness to lead the System’s efforts. Methodist is one of only a fe ...

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By Connie Wang, PT, MS Methodist Dallas Medical Center Patients who are educated about joint replacement surgery and motivated to get back on their feet often have the most positive outcomes. Hip or knee joint replacement surgery patients at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers can do just that by participating in the free Methodist Joint Academy. ...

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Methodist Dallas Medical Center Innovative Pregnancy Classes Spotlighted in March of Dimes National Prematurity Project Methodist CEO Steve Mansfield to chair 2011 March for Babies Campaign The March of Dimes presented its annual national “report card” on Nov. 17 on a day and month selected to raise awareness of high premature birth rates around the country. Its leaders ...

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By Christine Walker, RN Methodist Dallas Medical Center Although clinicians may find their careers rewarding, they often find them stressful. In an emergency department (ED), for instance, stressful situations can change in a moment’s notice. Clinicians may be dealing with high acuity emergency situations where there’s little time to prepare families for the seriousness ...

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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Karla Ramberger and David Dyslin, MD Chosen as Fort Worth Health Care Heroes Mansfield, Texas —Karla Ramberger, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s Emergency Department director, and David Dyslin, an independently practicing general surgeon on the Methodist Mansfield medical staff and the hospital’s first medical staff president,  were ...

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By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System Becoming a nurse leader doesn’t just happen. It takes dedication, commitment, and a willingness to learn on the part of the nurse as well as the hospital. Effective leaders use their passion for caring as a foundation upon which they build their future careers. Successful organizations, ones where nurses want to work and build their ...

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By Tammy Pikey, RN, CMSRN Methodist Charlton Medical Center Spending 12 hours — or more — making the rounds at your hospital can really take a toll on your feet. You work hard, but your shoes shouldn’t be hard on your feet. While no one shoe is right for all clinicians, here are smart tips to follow for happier feet. 1. It’s all in the toes. Toes carry your weight and help ...

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By Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, BC, CBN Methodist Dallas Medical Center You know all the usual healthy habits for proper weight management, but putting your health care education and training into practice is another story. Following a healthy diet and regular exercise program take time and energy. For many of us, long shifts and irregular work hours zap our time and our ...

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Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center recently received Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Centers following on-site certification reviews from the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission’s Certific ...

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strong>By Cathy Crawford, RN Methodist Dallas Medical Center Nurses play a vital role in caring for and supporting stroke patients and their families. As patients prepare to return home after having a stroke, it is important to educate them about lifestyle changes they may need to make to reduce their risk for recurrent stroke, as well as help them be as independent as p ...

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By Mary Ellen Humphreys, ARRT Methodist Charlton Medical Center February is typically seen as the season of love, romance, flowers, and heart boxes filled with chocolate. In fact, 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased this Valentine’s week. That’s a lot of calories and cholesterol! February is also American Heart Month, and one of the best ways you can show yo ...

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