Methodist Health System Blog

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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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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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