Methodist Health System Blog

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. ...

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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 ...

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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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