Methodist Health System Blog

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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