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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 ...

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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 ...

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By Doris Giles, RN, MS, and Debbie Seider, RN, MSN Congregational Nursing Coordinators, Methodist Health System Many hospitals talk the talk about treating the whole person -– body, mind, and spirit. We’re proud to say that at Methodist Health System, we walk the walk. As congregational nursing coordinators, we extend the Methodist Health System mission by partnering with nur ...

By David Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CTRN Manager of Education, Methodist Richardson Medical Center (Formerly Emergency Department Nurse, Methodist Charlton Medical Center) I loved being an ED nurse. I say loved because eight months ago I took a new position as manager of education for Methodist Richardson Medical Center. But, for the first 12 years of my career, I was a ...

By Jeanne Reeves, RN, BSN, MS Vice President of Nursing, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center I’ve always found it ironic that nurses receive recognition for doing what they have been called to do: giving of themselves to care for others at the frailest point in their lives and nurture them back to the highest level of health possible. I truly believe that nursing professionals ...

By Irene Strejc, RN, BSN, MPH Vice President of Nursing, Methodist Richardson Medical Center For more than 20 years, the health care landscape has changed significantly thanks to many mergers, acquisitions, and government regulations. The momentum behind consolidation has been fueled by providers looking to increase economies of scale, enhance their position with payers and r ...

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By Pam Gessling, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC, RNC-OB, EFM-C Director of Nursing for Women and Children’s Services, Methodist Dallas Medical Center April 21 is a day that many Methodist Health System employees are looking forward to. That’s the day we get to show our true color -- Methodist blue -- by supporting the health of babies in our community by participating in the March of Dime ...

By Jeanne Reeves, RN, BSN, MS Vice President of Nursing, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center When I think about the twists and turns my nursing career has taken over the years, I’m reminded of the famous Beatles song, “The Long and Winding Road.” From nursing school graduation in Kentucky in 1985 to caring for patients in a med-surg and ICU hospital setting to becoming a tra ...

Dallas, Texas - Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton and Methodist Mansfield medical centers have once again been designated as 2012 Texas Ten Step facilities by the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association. This marks the fourth consecutive year the hospitals have achieved this annual designation that is awarded to birthing facilities providing op ...

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Sonya Goffney, RT, Manager Respiratory TherapyMethodist Dallas Medical Center Nicole Higdon, RT Tara Merchant, RT Methodist Dallas Medical Center Working at a tertiary care facility like Methodist Dallas Medical Center provides clinical staff with the opportunity to care for patients with medically complex conditions. Many are critically ill and require careful monitoring ...

Thirteen Methodist Health System nurses were among honorees named in the prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses awards this year, from more than 700 nurses across North Texas nominated for the honor. The awards honor 100 registered nurses who made significant impacts on the nursing profession and for patients, peers, and the community at large. This year, the followin ...

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Fifteen Methodist Health System nurses were honored in D Magazine’s inaugural Nursing in Excellence Awards program including awardees Cherie James, RN BSN, ONC, from Methodist Charlton who won the Orthopedics Excellence in Nursing Award, and Methodist Mansfield’s Tonya Pena, RN-BC, who won the General Medicine Excellence in Nursing Award. Thirteen other Methodist nurses were fi ...

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By GeTonya Dickerson, RN Clinical Nurse Supervisor, Cardiac Telemetry, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. In 2005, I joined Methodist Health System as a patient care technician (PCT) while attending nursing school. During my last year of school I signed a contract with Methodist. It was great for me because I got paid while I was finis ...

By Chris Murray, RCIS Lead Tech, Methodist Dallas Medical Center We’ve come a long way, baby. That’s not only true of most areas of medicine; it’s especially true for cardiology, my area of specialization. When I think about the leaps and bounds we’ve made in diagnosing and treating various heart problems since I began my career, it’s astounding and satisfying. It’s amazin ...

By Bernnie Kennedy, RN, BSN Director, Cardiology/Nursing Supervision Methodist Mansfield Medical Center And Karen Yates, RN, BSN Cardiac Stroke Coordinator, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center While amazing advances have been made in diagnosing and treating heart disease, the fact remains that it is the number-one killer of men and women in the United States. February is H ...

By Josephine Kagika HR Business Partner, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Feeling pretty comfortable with your profile on your social media sites? Maybe it’s time to revisit your profile and review it through the eyes of a potential employer. What should you do to make your profile more attractive to recruiters? What should you avoid to make sure your profile isn’t the vi ...

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By Pam Blaney, MSN, RN, CCRN Director of Nursing, Methodist Charlton Medical Center November 1, 2011, was finally here. The day we had all been planning for. The day of our first open heart procedure at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. This was truly one of the highlights of my career as a critical care nurse. Planning for the big day began more than 12 months earlier. ...

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By Bernadette Trail HR Business Partner, Methodist Charlton Medical Center How social are you? How often do you post content to your Facebook page? Social media is a way of life these days, but many people don’t stop to think who is viewing their very public posts. As a potential employee, have you ever considered that a future employer may be looking at your social content? ...

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By Janet Brady Employee Activities Coordinator, Methodist Health System We all like to be recognized for a job well done. In fact, rewards and recognition are motivators for health care professionals. It just makes sense that those who choose to care for others want to feel cared for as well. National studies underscore just how important feeling valued and appreciated i ...

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By Kay Kirby, PHR, HR Business Partner, Methodist Health System It’s a new year. Are you ready for a fresh start? Maybe you’ve resolved that now is the time to take your career to a new level with the organization that best meets your personal and professional needs. If so, then why should you choose Methodist Health System for your career partner? As a human resources pr ...

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