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Methodist Charlton Nationally Recognized for Breast Cancer Care

Dallas – Methodist Charlton Medical Center is now nationally accredited as a Breast Center of Excellence. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) gives the recognition to hospitals that have undergone a rigorous evaluation. The evaluation determines the hospitals are providing high quality breast care to women diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The NAPBC is administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Diagnostic services, including digital mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic & ultrasound guided breast and surgical biopsies, and bone densitometry exams. Patients have access to a variety of treatments and surgical services, including reconstructive surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.
  • Multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the high quality treatment options. The medical specialties involved in this coordinated effort include radiologists, surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
  • Dedicated, fellowship-trained breast surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and oncoplastic reconstruction of the breast.
  • Cancer nurse navigator who helps guide patients through cancer treatment by answering questions, coordinating care and appointments, and providing education and emotional support to breast cancer patients.

Patient Wanza Coates says her cancer nurse navigator not only prepared her for surgery, but was also there to support her the day of surgery. “Thanks to Methodist Charlton’s nurse navigator program, I never felt alone,” Coates says.

“It is an honor to be recognized as among some of the highest level of breast treatment centers in the nation,” says Darshan Gandhi, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Oncology at Methodist Charlton. “This accreditation will help us provide maintain a high quality of comprehensive breast care to our patients, ranging from benign breast diseases to cancers.”

Methodist Charlton joins Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center in receiving NAPBC accreditation. For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their website at www.accreditedbreastcenters.org. For more information on the Methodist Charlton Breast Center of Excellence, visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org/CharltonWomensImaging.

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, or any of its affiliated hospitals.

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

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Methodist Mansfield Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’

Recognition from The Joint Commission

Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Methodist Mansfield was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustainingMethodist Mansfield Top Performer excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. Methodist Mansfield is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke, and perinatal care.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the fourth year Methodist Mansfield has been recognized as a Top Performer. Methodist Mansfield was also recognized in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for its performance on accountability measures.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Methodist Mansfield for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Methodist Mansfield is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we are committed to improving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE. “Methodist Mansfield is honored to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of all of our employees and physicians at the hospital.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System 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 Campus for Continuing Care, 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 www.MethodistHealthSystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, visit Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog.

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Methodist Health System is Designated a Health Champion

American Diabetes Association Recognizes MHS for its dedication to keeping its employees healthy

Dallas, TX — Methodist Health System continues to be recognized nationally for its efforts to keep employees healthy. Each year, the American Diabetes Association takes applications for companies with 10 or more employees who make strides in nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and provide organizational well-being. Those who meet all the criteria are named Health Champions.

The American Diabetes Association and Methodist Health System understand a healthy andHealth-Champion happy workforce is a more productive and tenured one. The Health Champion Designation distinguishes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage a culture of wellness.

Methodist’s focus on fitness and health continues to get recognized. In 2015 alone, Healthiest Employers LLC ranked Methodist #3 in the Healthiest 100 out of 14,000 applicants nationwide, Dallas Business Journal named Methodist one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas, and the American Heart Association named Methodist a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.

“We are committed to making the lives of our 7600 employees the best they can be and we’re thrilled other organizations are recognizing and applauding that commitment,” says Carrie Camin, Assistant Vice President Wellness for Methodist Health System. “Compassionate, quality care will always be our number one priority, but we want to make sure our employees know how much their health and wellness means to us as a company.”

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System 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 Campus for Continuing Care, 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 www.MethodistHealthSystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, visit Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog.

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Jack Lowe, Jr. honored as 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient

Dallas, TX — On October 14, Methodist Health System Foundation honored Jack Lowe, Jr. as the 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient at its annual fundraiser. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom. Because of Lowe’s commitment to education and children, this year’s proceeds of more than $1.3 million will go to support Methodist’s Centering Pregnancy Program, which has reduced premature rates by more than 50 percent, and to the Centering Parenting program to assist young mothers and their newborns during the first year of life.

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Pictured left to right: Ben Houston, retired, TDIndustries, and event co-chair; Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries and event co-chair; Jack Lowe, Jr., 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient and TDIndustries board chairman;  April Box, Methodist Health System Foundation president and CEO; Bob Ferguson, TDIndustries board of directors (retired from TDIndustries).

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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Methodist Health System’s Stephen L. Mansfield named Distinguished Business Leader of the Year by TAB

Methodist Health System President & CEO honored by Texas Association of Business – Dallas Chapter

 Dallas, TX — Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE has been recognized by his peers in the Dallas business community as a top leader. Since joining Methodist Health System as President and CEO in 2006, Dr. Mansfield has overseen tremendous growth providing critical health care options to North Texas families and adding thousands of jobs.

With a mission to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality health care, Dr. Mansfield-with-AwardMethodist is one of the fastest growing health systems – tripling in size over the past eight years, and being cited in 2012 by Modern Healthcare as one of America’s 40 Fastest Growing healthcare companies in the nation. For the past four years, Dallas Business Journal has named Methodist as one of the Healthiest Employers. Earlier this year, Methodist received the distinguished Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) from the Quality Texas Foundation. This award establishes Methodist as a consistent leader in quality care, and a state role model for achieving sustained performance excellence.

In 2015, and for the past twelve years in a row, Dallas Business Journal has acknowledged Methodist as a Best Place to Work, and Methodist has recently been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Review as well. Over the past five years, Methodist has experienced its most profitable years in history and won numerous local, state, and national awards for community-based wellness programs, patient safety, accountable care organization, clinical quality and overall performance. Much of this success is due to Dr. Mansfield’s leadership and vision.

Dr. Mansfield is committed to Methodist employees, patients and the larger North Texas community. He is the Immediate Past-Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber, was recognized by D Magazine as Healthcare Executive of the Year in 2014 and included as a “Top Newsmaker to Watch for 2013” by Dallas Business Journal. In 2012, he was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and in 2009, was selected as “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” by the March of Dimes.

TA-Leadership-GroupTexas Association of Business Immediate Past State Chair Dale Young presented Dr. Mansfield with the honor on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Dallas Museum of Art in front of more than one hundred business leaders.

Dr. Mansfield thanked the organization and his team, and spoke about the collaboration with the state and other healthcare systems to provide quality care to all Texans.

“It is an honor to be named Distinguished Business Leader of the year by the Texas Association of Business. I am proud of Methodist’s achievements and appreciate the support of the leadership team and Board of Directors,” says Dr. Mansfield. “I am dedicated to ensuring Methodist will long serve its employees as a best place to work and its patients as a top healthcare system in North Texas.”

“It is an honor to be named Distinguished Business Leader of the year by the Texas Association of Business. I am proud of Methodist’s achievements and appreciate the support of the leadership team and Board of Directors,” says Dr. Mansfield. “I am dedicated to ensuring Methodist will long serve its employees as a best place to work and its patients as a top healthcare system in North Texas.”

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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Methodist Charlton becomes 40th collection site for donor milk

Partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas provides more milk for babies in need

Dallas, TX — At Methodist Charlton Medical Center, we know good nutrition and lifelong health begins in the womb and continues with breast milk and beyond. That’s why we’re partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) to offer convenience for moms to drop off their extra milk at the newest collection site on campus.

Located at 3500 W. Wheatland Road, Methodist Charlton is about 20 minutes southwest of downtown Dallas and will be celebrating 40 years of serving the community this December. The hospital’s lactation office on the first floor by the Outpatient Admitting entrance accepts breast milk donations Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Methodist Charlton has been designated a Texas Ten Step Hospital for Breastfeeding Care and Support, and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association award for excellence in lactation care.

“It is incredibly generous for mothers to donate their extra breast milk and we want to make it easier and more convenient for our mothers here in southwest Dallas and surrounding areas,” says Reba Godfrey, who serves as Lactation Services Coordinator at Methodist Charlton.

Collecting donor milk for pasteurization at Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas is accomplished in many ways; most commonly through collection sites called milk “depots”.  Approved donor moms can freeze the extra milk their babies don’t need and take it to a depot close to home. Depots safely store donations in freezers before it’s transported to the milk bank for processing. Upon arrival, frozen milk is logged into a sophisticated bar code and tracking system. Milk is then thawed, pasteurized and tested for bacteria before it is packaged and dispensed to premature and critically ill infants.

Eighty percent of donor milk is dispensed by physician prescription to over 100 hospital NICUs. Twenty percent is dispensed by physician prescription to medically needy babies at home. MMBNT is currently on track to process over 500,000 ounces in 2015.

Methodist Charlton’s first milk donor is an employee at Charlton, Erandy Rivera. She says, “My baby and I are so happy to be able to share my extra breastmilk to help fragile and sick babies and it is so convenient to be able to drop off my milk close to home.”

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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Methodist Mansfield is Advancing Single-Site® Robotic Surgery

First single-site robotic hysterectomy performed at hospital

Mansfield — Methodist Mansfield Medical Center no offers minimally-invasive single site robotic hysterectomy. Obstetrician/gynecologist Sara Northrop, DO performs the complex gynecological surgery through a single tiny incision in the naval. Benefits of the robotic procedure include

—     Less pain
—     Nearly zero scars
—     Shorter hospital stay

One of the common gynecological procedures performed today is the hysterectomy. The single-site robotic hysterectomy offers significant advancement over the current standard in minimally invasive robotic hysterectomies, which require several incisions. With a single-site procedure, the patient will go home from the hospital the same day as surgery, and she is typically back to a normal routine in two weeks, as compared with a three-day hospital stay and a six-week recovery period for an open hysterectomy.

“Two things that are typically important to patients are pain and scarring,” says Dr. Northrop. “The single-site robotic surgery minimizes these concerns as much as possible and helps to ease patient anxiety that accompanies surgery. Single-site gynecologic surgery is a huge evolution in patient care.”

Single-site gynecological surgery continues to advance robotic single-site surgery, which also includes cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal. Robotic surgeries are increasingly becoming the standard of care, enhancing the doctor’s control and dexterity.

In addition to the single-site gynecological and gallbladders procedures, surgeons practicing at Methodist Mansfield are using the da Vinci® Si HD to perform other complex surgeries including colon and urological procedures. For a list of robotic surgical procedures offered at Methodist visit methodisthealthsystem.org/daVinci.

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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Methodist Mansfield Receives National Award for Cardiac Care

American College of Cardiology’s silver performance award for high standards.

Mansfield, Texas – Methodist Mansfield has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. Methodist Mansfield is one of 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Methodist Mansfield’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Methodist Mansfield has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“This award is a proud achievement for Methodist Mansfield and reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff and physicians who care for cardiac patients and their families,” said President of Methodist Mansfield John Phillips, FACHE. “The implementation of these guidelines requires successful coordination of the cardiovascular team and emergency personnel and is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Methodist Mansfield consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association commend Methodist Mansfield for its success in implementing standards of care and protocols. The full implementation of acute and secondary prevention guideline-recommended therapy is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients,” said James Jollis, MD, FACC, ACTION Registry-GWTG Chair and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Duke University Hospital.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients.

The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visitACC.org.

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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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Voted Best Hospital and ED in Arlington and Mansfield

Mansfield – Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was again voted the Best Hospital and Best Emergency Department in the recent Living Magazine Best of Arlington and Mansfield Reader’s Choice Awards. The award was chosen by thousands of readers who voiced their opinions on the best local businesses and professionals in Arlington and Mansfield.

We are so honored to be recognized as the Best Hospital and Emergency Department in Arlington and Mansfield,” says Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE. “We are proud of our staff, volunteers and physicians, many of whom give back tremendously to our community in so many ways. It’s because of their community connections and pride in Methodist Mansfield that we were chosen again to receive the awards. We enjoy the opportunity to compassionately serve and provide healthcare services to Tarrant County.”

“Our readers told us what they loved most about our community – best doctor to visit when their sick,  the best hospital, the best emergency department, the best professional to help update their home and so much more in our Best of Readers’ Choice Awards,” says Misty Morgan, publisher of Living Magazine. “They are all extraordinary examples of excellence in action as they care for our community each day.”  

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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Jack Lowe, Jr. to Receive the 2015 Methodist Health System Folsom Leadership Award on October 14

Dallas, TEXAS, – Methodist Health System Foundation has named Jack Lowe, Jr., businessman, philanthropist and community leader, as the 2015 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient.  The award will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulate the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom. Event co-chairs include Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, J. Robert “Bob” Ferguson and Louis B. “Ben” Houston.Lowe has worked with Ferguson and Houston for 50 years at TDIndustries.

Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain said, “Jack’s servant leadership has helped resolve many complex business and community issues, including support for the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Momentous Institute and others. We look forward to honoring his many achievements, which have had an incredible impact in our community. Plus, as with past Folsom events, we will have a few surprises in store for those who attend to help us honor Jack!”

Lowe is an innovative business leader who served as CEO of TDIndustries from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. Even in retirement, Lowe remains an active Board Chair. Under Lowe’s leadership, TDIndustries developed into one of America’s premier mechanical construction and facility service companies.

Lowe was a DISD trustee from 2002 to 2011, and served as president from 2005 to 2008.

He is a Salesmanship Club of Dallas member and past president and serves on the boards of Momentous Institute (formerly Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers) and NACD North Texas. He also serves on the corporate boards of KDC, Drew Industries and, until its sale in May 2014, Zale Corporation. He is a member of the Dallas Citizens Council. From 1962 to 1964 during a pivotal time in space exploration, he served in the U.S. Navy assigned to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, now called the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Of note is that he worked with the first group of astronauts including John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong. Lowe graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rice University.

Michelle Kinder, executive director of Momentous Institute, said, “Jack is unlike any other community hero I know. He is often the smartest person in the room but never acts like it. He goes toward the most complex issue with levity and hope and can generate conversation and consensus where most would throw their hands up. He’s a personal hero for many and a fantastic choice for this honor.“

In 2014, Methodist Health System provided more than $136 million in unreimbursed charity care—an amount that continues to grow with the community needs. The Folsom event has raised more than $12.6 million over the past 10 years to benefit Methodist Health System’s programs and services.

Past Folsom Leadership Award recipients include Robert S. Folsom (2005), Nancy Ann Hunt (2006), Troy Aikman (2007), Laura Bush (2008), the late Norman Brinker (2009), Pat and Emmitt Smith (2010), Trevor Rees-Jones (2011), Mike Boone (2012), Rev. Mark Craig (2013) and Bobby B. Lyle (2014).

For those interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Award, the Leadership Circle underwriting begins at $10,000. That level of sponsorship includes invitations to an exclusive patron party. For more information, please contact Methodist Health System Foundation Vice President Angela Nash at 214.947.4596 or angelanash@mhd.com. More information is available at https://foundation.methodisthealthsystem.org/.

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 www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org 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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