Methodist Health System Blog

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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