Methodist Health System Wins Four Readers’ Choice Awards

Methodist Charlton Medical Center was named Best Hospital and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was named Best Medical Facility and Best Maternity Ward by the Focus Daily News Focus on Excellence 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Jill Waggoner, MD, a physician on the medical staff of Methodist Charlton, was named Best Doctor. The Readers’ Choice Awards were based on votes from readers and members of the community.

To compile the best list in the community, the local newspaper asked readers to vote for the best company in dozens of categories. They received hundreds of votes, and the editors selected the best companies based on votes.

"These honorees are being praised for much more than their business prowess; these organizations and individuals can revel in the fact that they have succeeded in being community builders," said Joshua C. Johnson, Editor of Focus Daily News. "We congratulate Methodist Health System and all their employees."

Methodist Charlton and Methodist Mansfield have been honored four consecutive years with the awards.

“The physicians and staff of Methodist Mansfield are truly honored that the community voted us Best Medical Facility and Best Maternity Ward,” says John Phillips, President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. “We strive every day to help improve the health of our community by partnering with patients and treating their immediate health needs while encouraging preventive care and ongoing dialogue with their primary care physician.”

“It is such an honor to receive the Best Hospital Award and be recognized by the community we have the privilege of serving,” says Methodist Charlton President Fran Laukaitis, MHA, BSN, FACHE. “We are especially proud of Dr. Jill Waggoner and the community’s acknowledgement of the dedicated service and compassionate care she provides to her patients and their families.”

Dr. Waggoner is a family medicine physician who has practiced in the Dallas area for almost 20 years and has certifications in preventive medicine and wellness coordination from the prestigious Cooper Institute, as well as a special interest in integrative medicine. Dr. Waggoner is involved in several community endeavors, including serving as a member of the Methodist Charlton Advisory Board and the President’s Leadership Council at Methodist Charlton. She is the author of four books on stress, diabetes and women’s health and is also the developer of the ABC’s of Diabetes diabetic education series.

The awards were presented at the fifth annual Reader’s Choice Awards celebration at Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville.

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About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.  Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

    Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

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