Five Methodist Health System Nurses Recognized Among DFW Great 100 Nurses

Five Methodist Health System nurses have been recognized with the prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses award. 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 Dallas Medical Center honorees include Anne Fjordholm, Ashley King, Julie Sadler; along with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center honoree Ethel Tate (not pictured); and Methodist Charlton Medical Center honoree Ary Lisa Bennett. Recognized by the nominating committee, they will attend a gala held in their honor on April 17 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

“I’m honored to work with such dedicated, caring professionals,” says Barbara Madden, vice president, chief nursing officer, Methodist Dallas. “I believe our nurses have a higher calling and are deeply passionate about helping others.  They help us make a difference in our patients’ lives every day.”

The Great 100 Nurses award has been one of the most prestigious recognitions given to registered nurses in the North Texas area for the past 26 years. The Great 100 Nurses originally stemmed from an idea by P.K. Scheerle, a registered nurse and successful entrepreneur, who founded a similar event to recognize nurses in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, Beth Mancini, PhD, RN, Sarah Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Lucy Norris, MS, RN, CENP, and Judy Denison, MS, RN, NEA-BC, worked with the community to create the DFW Great 100 Nurses. The Great 100 Nurses program is now one of the must-attend events of the year and one of the highest awards given to local nurses.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this program is that nurses are nominated by physicians, patients, nurses, administrators, and staff and is easily a significant highlight of any nurse’s career.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Seven hospitals and 25 Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by 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, connect with us at as well as through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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