At 64-years-young, Ruby Chaucer is pursuing a dream: to become a nurse. The patient sitter at Methodist Dallas earned her associate’s degree a few months ago, but she’s now pursuing a bachelor’s at the University of Texas at Arlington — all while facing her own cancer battle. The Dallas Morning News ran Ruby’s inspiring story on Aug. 24! Read the story and see the video.
It is a cacophony of soft beeps, buzzes, lullabies and cries. Many tiny cords are attached to machines attached to the tiniest of patients. It’s one of the most protected units inside Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has capacity for 50 premature and low birth weight babies and all of them have a special “lovie” cuddling next to them.
Dallas’ newest Level I Trauma Center at Methodist Dallas Medical Center turned 1 year old this summer on July 28, 2015 — just 23 months after breaking ground. It is one of only three adult trauma centers in Dallas — and the only one in southern Dallas county — that is qualified, staffed, and equipped to provide advanced care for all kinds of trauma 24 hours a day.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center was recently recognized for its success in implementing a higher standard for heart attack patients. Methodist Dallas earned the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. This award recognizes ACTION Registry-GWTG (Get With The Guidelines) Premier participating hospitals that have earned performance score composites of 90% or better in the treatment of heart attack patients for eight consecutive quarters.
Julie Mallindine’s life has been a health rollercoaster for the past three months. In May, for an unknown reason, her liver began to fail. Her gastroenterologist in Lubbock noticed her liver looked abnormal and did a biopsy out of caution. Once the results came back, he immediately suggested she call Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Julie and her husband Bill then flew to Dallas to see Dr. Weinstein, who began treating her.
On July 28, 2015, the Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower will be 1 year old! We’re celebrating twelve months dedicated to serving North Texas with emergency trauma, critical care, and neuroscience services.
This is an exciting season of new beginnings at Methodist Health System. Last Saturday marked the grand opening of Methodist Health System’s first Urgent Care! Several hundred members of the community, physicians, and staff all joined together at the new facility to celebrate with free food and family fun. Methodist Richardson Medical Center President Ken Hutchenrider Jr, FACHE, helped cut the ceremonial ribbon, and noted that the Urgent Care will provide a valuable service in the area. "Methodist Urgent Care represents our continued investment in the Richardson community and furthers our commitment to provide compassionate and quality care", said Hutchenrider.
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The only thing that seems to be constant in this life is continual and unexpected change. We are currently living in the information age, which can be both a blessing and a curse. Methodist Health System is here and ready to help you navigate through the deep waters of health-related information, options, and unexpected curve balls.