Methodist Health System Blog

April 27, 2012 Four Methodist Health System employees were among honorees named in the prestigious 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Awards this year. The recipients were selected from a pool of 50 area hospitals for the honor. The award honors employees who made a significant impact on patients, peers and the community at large as health care heroes. Rex McR ...

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By Jerilyn Pope, LPC, RCC Senior Organizational Effectiveness Strategist Methodist Dallas Medical Center I think Dr. Patch Adams was onto something. In the 1998 film by the same name, Robin Williams portrayed the real-life physician who understood the healing power of laughter, joy, and creativity, and how it can impact what is typically a stress-filled environment. At Methodi ...

By Tony Paterniti, RN, PhD Director, Department of Education, Methodist Health System I’m lucky. In my role as a nurse educator, I get to work with a wide variety of caregivers. Experience has taught me that individuals’ personalities often determine the area of nursing they decide to pursue. All are called to care, to heal. But each is motivated by different factors. Those fa ...

By Althea Aubrey, RN, BSN Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Ask any nurse why she or he chose nursing as a career and generally you’ll hear a story about how a nurse personally touched his or her life, either directly or through a loved one. My story centers around my mom. I was only 10 when she died. She had Lupus, an autoimmune disease, an ...

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By Fran Laukaitis, RN, MHA Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Charlton Medical Center I love National Nurses Week. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. This week, at Methodist Health System we’re having a wonderful celebration to honor the extraordinary nurses who are part of the Methodist family. What’s more, we’re kicking off the DAISY Award program to further recognize ...

April 12, 2012 For the second year in a row, Methodist Health System has been named one of the 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review. "The organizations on this list represent some of the best employers in the health care industry," says Methodist Health System CEO and President Stephen Mansfield, PhD. "We are honored to be r ...

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March 27, 2012 Methodist Health System today announced Levi Davis has been elected chairman of the health system’s corporate board, effective April 1. Davis, a longtime board member and prominent business community and civic leader, also holds the distinction of being the first African American to serve as board chairman of Methodist Health System, and the first from a public- ...

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March 27, 2012 Methodist Dallas Medical Center has earned full certification and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its hip and knee joint replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Methodist Dallas’ dedication to c ...

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March 16, 2012 In a move to coordinate accountable care and clinical innovation, Methodist Health System has named David Boone to a newly created executive position of senior vice president of Innovation and Retail Health services, and has also promoted Tim Kirby to executive vice president of System Alignment and Integration. Boone brings to the role extensive, diverse, and su ...

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