Category: Patient Care

New Methodist Richardson Medical Center Opens April 14

By Cheryl Koch, RN, MSN, CNOR
Director of Surgical Services
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

We all know the feeling. You eagerly anticipate a special event and it seems like it takes forever for the date to arrive. Then when it finally arrives, it seems like it happens in the blink of an eye. The Methodist Richardson Medical Center family, along with the surrounding communities of Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, Plano, and Garland, has been excited about the approaching opening date of the new hospital. Now, after many months of construction, the day is almost here.

The new Methodist Richardson Medical Center will accept its first patient at 7 a.m., Monday, April 14. Years of planning will culminate with a week of preopening festivities. The official ribbon-cutting with Richardson civic and business leaders will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. Then mark your calendars for our community Grand Opening Party and Healthy Kids Day (in association with the Richardson Family YMCA) on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citizens of Richardson and surrounding communities are invited to tour the hospital; operate some of the new technology, including the da Vinci® Surgical System; experience diagnostic and treatment facilities of the future — cardiac catheterization lab, electrophysiology lab, endovascular room, and new operating suites; meet physicians; contribute to a community mural; go on a scavenger hunt; relish picnic food; express themselves with face painting; learn the art of flying a kite; have their fingers encased in a cast; and decorate surgical caps.

While the facility will be a wonderful resource for the community and provide an advanced healing environment for our patients, the most important thing for patients to know is that our staff remains steadfast in its commitment to quality, safety, and compassionate care. We’ve been a family of caregivers working together for many years. That gives us the ability to maximize our new surroundings to their full potential to help our patients recover and heal.

The new hospital is designed with the patient in mind with spacious, all-private rooms appointed in soothing colors. Equipment has been integrated into the rooms to make work flow as easy as possible, contributing to the overall positive patient experience. The opening of the new hospital couldn’t come at a better time. Over the past several months, Methodist Richardson has experienced record volumes in our emergency department, and in March we delivered 100 babies, more than twice the number of births that we experienced just two months prior.

Other important components of the new hospital include:

  • Expanded women’s services department to accommodate the growing demands from the community
  • Two new cardiac catheterization labs equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies
  • Oversized operating rooms with large video displays
  • New pre-op holding area with all-private rooms
  • An outpatient infusion suite
  • Enhanced capability to perform additional endovascular and electrophysiology procedures — many of which are minimally invasive — thanks to new specially equipped procedure rooms
  • Additional beds, including 25 medical telemetry beds, 25 intensive care beds, and 25 intensive medical care beds, all on the 3rd floor of the new hospital
  • An expanded level III neonatal intensive care unit
  • A new bistro with outdoor seating for staff, patients, families, and visitors.

The new hospital has also incorporated design aspects that will enhance work life for our staff, improving their ability to care for their patients. Staff lounges will be located on every patient care unit, many with balconies. Equipment has been standardized throughout the facility, enabling staff to enjoy a better work experience throughout the hospital.

If you’re looking for a fresh start in a beautiful new environment working with experienced colleagues, it’s time to choose Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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What Makes a Great Emergency Department?

By Emily Tupa, BSN, RN, CEN
Director of Emergency Services
Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Sometimes you’re fortunate in your career to be in the right place at the right time to experience a truly wonderful place to work. I’m happy to say that’s my situation in the emergency department (ED) at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

Like any work environment, people make the difference — and the dedicated ED staff here is truly amazing. Compassionate, caring, and extremely competent, their patient dedication is second to none. Collaboration and caring for each other make this team highly productive and effective for our patients, for the hospital, and for each other.

Every ED can be a challenging and stressful place to work, and the Methodist Charlton ED is no exception. But our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses, and caregivers meets the challenges and exceeds expectations day in and day out. The result is a community resource that our patients have come to rely on for their health and well-being.

The Affordable Care Act has placed hospital EDs in the spotlight. Providing the right care at the right time with the right resources is our team’s primary focus. This will help us work to achieve optimum outcomes and reduce readmissions, a goal shared by insurers, regulators, patients, payers, and the hospital.

Of course, a great ED is shaped to a large degree by the hospital itself and the organization’s culture. Methodist Charlton’s culture breeds excellence and innovation. This has led to the hospital receiving many awards and recognitions, including:

  • Recognition from The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for achieving exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke
  • Honored as a top performer for heart attack care by the Dallas County STEMI System of Care, ranking No. 1 in door-to-balloon average in the county in the third quarter of 2012, with an average of just over 50 minutes, far ahead of the national goal of 90 minutes
  • Recognition from the American College of Cardiology Foundation with the NCDR Action Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement award for the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

Another indicator of a successful ED is the corps of emergency physicians who provide around-the-clock care. How would I describe our ED physicians? Many adjectives come to mind — energetic, fun, smart, motivated, and compassionate.

Can you tell that I love my job, the people I work with, the patients we serve, and the community that we call home? Absolutely! So what are you waiting for? I’m always looking for nurses to join our great team of caregivers. We value clinicians who have a positive attitude, are engaged, and are dependable. Most of all, I look for nurses who are kind, compassionate, and who thrive as members of our high-performing team. We have a great future ahead of us, and I’m so glad I’ve been given the opportunity to lead this department to be the best.

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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Methodist Mansfield Medical Center to Build New Patient Tower

01/30/14

Methodist Health System Board of Directors Approves $118 Million
for expansion

Methodist Health System today announced approval by its board of directors of a $118 million facility expansion plan to add a second patient tower with an eventual capacity of 118 beds. The project also includes the expansion of support services to the acute care Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Scheduled to open in fall 2015, the new 110,000 square-foot tower will be located at the northwest corner of the existing building. The expansion will feature 34,000 square feet of additional operating rooms, cardiology and gastroenterology services and 64,000 square-feet of additional support services including lab, materials management, biomed, and sterile processing to name a few.

Methodist Mansfield, which began as a community hospital in 2006, has nearly doubled its capacity with multiple expansions in seven years and continues to grow to meet the needs of area residents.

“This hospital has served Mansfield and the surrounding area with compassionate quality health care,” said Levi Davis, chairman of the Methodist Health System board of directors. “We look forward to the addition of this new tower and the role it will play in the stewardship of this community’s health for many years to come.”

“We couldn’t be more honored to witness the growth of Methodist Mansfield, as well as the economic opportunity this expansion will bring,” said Mansfield Mayor David Cook. “Access to first-rate health care facilities is a primary concern for any community. This expansion strengthens that access for our residents, while, at the same time, turns our community into a regional destination for health care services.”

The new tower will initially open with 54 beds, with shell space for 64 more. The hospital currently features a women’s pavilion, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery suites and recovery services. The hospital also offers advanced cardiac care, including minimal invasive catheterization procedures and electrophysiology as well as da Vinci®robotic surgical services. The radiology department features the latest in imaging technology to better diagnose and treat medical conditions including mammo spa days.

“Many people came together to make this vision a reality,” said president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center John Phillips, FACHE. “We are grateful to the City of Mansfield for their continued support as well as the Methodist Mansfield advisory board for their guidance and leadership during this process.”

Upon completion of the new tower in 2015, Methodist Mansfield will potentially add up to 200 new hospital-based jobs within the next five years.

“This expansion will equip us with the ability to meet the needs of our growing community population, allowing us to be the trusted provider for every generation.” said Phillips.

Note to editor: Renderings of the new hospital design can be found at: www.methodisthealthsystem.org/PRMansfieldExpansion

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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Emergency Nursing at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Have you considered emergency nursing? Theda Serna shares her experience as an ED RN at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Methodist Health System Hospitals Earn ‘Top Performers’ Status

11/13/13

All Four Methodist Facilities Recognized by The Joint Commission

Four Methodist Health System hospitals have all been named among the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission (TJC) for achieving exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The commended clinical categories for each hospital are as follows:

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke
  • Methodist Charlton Medical Center: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke]
  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care

To be recognized as one the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®, a hospital must achieve a performance grade of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which data is reported to TJC, an independent, not-for-profit organization whose accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide. Methodist

Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson met or exceeded the 95 percent performance target for each accountability measure for data in 2012.

“This recognition is an affirmation of the Methodist mission: To improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care,” says Pamela Stoyanoff, chief operating officer of Methodist Health System. “While we are certainly proud of this achievement, our greatest reward is the lives we save and restore though our quality care.”

The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures program is designed to be an incentive for achieving excellence on accountability measures and to support organizations in their performance improvement efforts. Methodist’s four hospitals are among 1,099 in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.

Methodist’s four recognized hospitals are listed on the TJC website and will be featured in its December issue of The Source.

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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Engaged Employees Contribute to the Methodist Health System Difference

By Steve Maffei
Organizational Effectiveness Director
Methodist Health System

Employee engagement has become a hot topic in health care. Why are hospitals so focused on this metric and how does it influence quality of care and the patient experience?

Methodist Health System identified employee engagement as a touchstone measurement a few years ago. Partnering with the Advisory Board Company, Methodist launched their first formal employee engagement survey in 2011 and surveyed employees once again in 2013. The Advisory Board is a health care think tank based in Washington, D.C. Approximately 94 percent of the U.S. News and World Report’s best hospitals are members of the Advisory Board, including more than 4,100 health care and higher-education organizations.

The survey includes questions designed to measure the level of employee engagement in an organization. Areas of focus include:

  • Organizational loyalty: how likely employees are to recommend Methodist as an employer
  • Organizational commitment: how likely employees are to remain with their employer
  • Organizational support: how strongly employees feel that the organization inspires them to do their best
  • Employee discretionary effort: how likely employees are willing to do more than their job requires to see that the organization succeeds.

The results of the 2013 survey revealed that Methodist has one of the most engaged workforces among all participating organizations across the country. With more than 80 percent of employees participating in the survey, 53 percent of Methodist employees were classified as engaged, placing us at the 88th percentile of the Advisory Board’s current participant database. This year’s results reflected both an increase in the percentage of engaged employees as well as a decrease in the percentage of disengaged employees from the 2011 survey. This is especially significant because nationally the Advisory Board’s national benchmark disengagement percentage is actually trending higher.

To what do we attribute our high level of employee engagement? We can point to several factors that are at the heart of our strategy:

  • Teamwork
  • Support for our employees’ professional growth
  • Mission and values alignment
  • Manager effectiveness
  • Feedback and recognition
  • Employee support
  • Communication and employee input

Recent research has highlighted a demonstrated link between employee engagement and improved patient outcomes, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. In 2013, Methodist was one of just 20 health care organizations nationally to receive the Advisory Board’s recognition for excellence in employee engagement and the only Dallas—Fort Worth health care organization to be honored. We think our outstanding performance on the employee engagement survey provides a firm foundation for maintaining our standard of delivering high-quality, patient-focused care and an exceptional patient experience. Personally, it has inspired me to maintain my commitment to work for an organization that is continually recognized for high levels of employee engagement.

For potential new employees, Methodist’s strong engagement survey scores reflect an organization that:

  • Does an exceptional job of communicating and keeping employees informed about how and what the organization is doing, where we are heading, and how effective we are in our efforts
  • Effectively recognizes and celebrates our employees’ performance and accomplishments
  • Is perceived as being highly mission-oriented and strongly focused on its employees’ well-being. Employees tell us they have a strong sense of pride in Methodist and want to remain a part of the culture.

If you’re ready to engage with an organization that values your time, talents, and achievements, then it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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Ahead of schedule, Methodist Richardson Medical Center anticipates May 2014 opening

By Ken Hutchenrider Jr., FACHE
President
Methodist Richardson Medical Center

It doesn’t seem possible, but we can see the light at the end of the construction tunnel. A little more than one year ago, I brought you the exciting news that Methodist Richardson Medical Center was breaking ground on a $120 million expansion. Thanks to great weather and a dedicated team, I’m pleased to tell you that we are significantly ahead of schedule and planning for a May 1, 2014, opening — at least three months sooner than originally planned. This is great news for the community and for our employees.

I’m gratified to see that the hundreds of hours we invested in planning the design and functionality of the new space is coming to fruition. One area that received attention was employee work spaces. Our goal is to provide a healing environment that makes work more efficient and enjoyable. I think we’re achieving that in several ways:

  • Lounges on the nursing unit have open-air balconies so employees can take a break, step outside, and enjoy a breath of fresh air away from their work area.
  • No-wax floors end the dilemma of finding a good time to wax them. In addition, by eliminating wax we are creating a healthier environment for staff and patients.
  • We’ve used lots of glass in patient rooms and throughout the facility to give it an open, soothing, organic, and spacious feel.
  • The bistro design in our cafeteria offers single seating as well as seating areas that are perfect for mini-meetings within the cafeteria itself. Outside seating will be available so employees, volunteers, and visitors can enjoy a meal alfresco.

Throughout the design and construction process, our employees have provided valuable insight. At the beginning of the project, we built a mock patient room. We invited the staff to test the room design. They weren’t shy about sharing their feedback, and we made changes accordingly. Based on their input, we lowered the television to make it easier for patients to view, changed the lighting to a more restful level, and moved electrical

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outlets to accommodate staff’s daily needs.

By the end of the year, we will begin installing technology throughout the building. Our new biplane catheterization lab will take a step forward with upgraded electrophysiology capabilities to allow us to care for patients who have electrical dysfunctions of the heart. This phase of construction also includes installation of the new nurse-call system. Nurses will carry individual phones, making it easier to identify exactly where they are at any time. The call system will also be programmed to ring at 5 minutes before the hour to remind nurses to do patient rounds.

Needless to say, as the building has taken shape, the excitement and enthusiasm in the community has been building. The residents of Richardson and surrounding communities of Plano, Wylie, Murphy, Garland, Rockwall, and Sachse are looking forward to having this wonderful new facility on the east side of Richardson. We expect to treat around 5,000 inpatients during our first full year of service in the new building.

We will be adding approximately 100 new employees representing jobs across the organization. We expect to begin hiring after the first of the year. Not only will this provide expanded health care capabilities to the community, it will also boost the local economy.

If you’re looking to expand your career with a growing health care organization, then it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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Building for Better Care: Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower Update

By Laura Irvine
President
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

A year ago this week, Sept. 11, 2012, Methodist Dallas Medical Center broke ground on the new 248,000-square-foot Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower. As we are reminded to appreciate what our first responders do every day, we celebrate the construction progress of the tower and look forward to opening the new facility to the residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex a year from now.

Over the years, Methodist Health System has grown with the community and endeavored to stay ahead of its increasing demands for unparalleled health care services. The new tower is the latest example of that, replacing some spaces that are more than 50 years old. The carefully planned design places nurses and other members of our team of health care professionals in the optimum location to watch over and care for our patients. Considering Methodist Dallas sees more than 60,000 emergency patients annually, including 1,500 trauma patients, the new tower features:

  • 58 intake and exam rooms
  • 5 trauma suites
  • A dedicated CT scanner
  • 8 surgical suites
  • 70 critical care and step-down beds. 

The new tower integrates some of the latest diagnostic and treatment technology, and the layout of the emergency department (ED) is designed specifically to speed patient throughput and decrease door-to-doctor time. In addition, the new design will improve the patient experience with an enlarged and enhanced surgery waiting area and larger critical care rooms to accommodate family members.

A separate entrance for trauma patients and patients referred to the ED by Methodist Health System physicians will also speed access to care. For trauma patients, it’s all about time, beginning with getting these critically ill patients into a trauma suite so we can immediately assess their condition and stabilize them. The design of the new tower puts clinical tools and equipment at caregivers’ immediate disposal in the trauma center, including a dedicated MRI, CT scanner, and radiology services.

We anticipate the new tower will create 250 additional jobs over the next three years. And while we recognize that having an updated facility will further enhance our quality patient care, we also know that it is our employees who truly make the difference for our patients. We believe our most important asset is our employees and we are committed to helping them do their very best every day. This commitment, in the context of our culture of compassion and the advanced technology featured in the new critical care tower, provides an excellent environment for our clinical and professional staff at Methodist Dallas to grow and thrive in their careers.

And for that, we see this new tower as a win-win-win. It’s a win for our patients in our communities who trust their health and well-being to us, day in and day out. It’s a win for the region. In fact, we’re proud that this $124 million expansion represents the first $100 million investment in southern Dallas County in recent years. And it’s a win for our employees, who will be able to utilize some of the latest technology and healing environment to provide care for our patients and their families.

If you’re ready to grow your career with a visionary hospital, then it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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Award-winning Care from Award-winning Employees

By Jim O’Reilly
Interim Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Methodist Health System

When you think about it, hospitals don’t win awards, people do. At the heart of every honor a hospital receives are its outstanding employees, physicians, and volunteers. When we use the term award winning, we back it up with our people and our services. In the Methodist Health System culture, winning an award is truly a family affair and a reason to celebrate.

Why, you might ask, has Methodist garnered so many awards over the years? It boils down to culture and the priority the organization’s leaders place on achieving and maintaining excellence. We know that our culture nurtures and encourages employee engagement. Engaged employees are committed employees who see their careers not just as jobs, but as their life’s calling to help others deal with illness and injury and recover their health and dignity. In fact, knowing that our employees are highly engaged helps to explain the impressive scores we achieve on quality and patient experience.

Let me briefly review some of the awards Methodist and our employees have received:

  • Named a Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal for the 10th consecutive year, a record for Dallas–Fort Worth health care providers
  • Named as having one of the nation’s most engaged workforces per the 2013 Excellence in Engagement award by The Advisory Board LLC
  • Nine Methodist nurses were named Great 100 Nurses in 2013
  • Fifteen Methodist nurses were named D Magazine Excellence in Nursing finalists
  • Eight Methodist nurses were named Nursing Excellence finalists for the South Region by Nurse.com
  • And the list goes on.

We recognize that these awards are more than bragging rights. They truly mean something and help to substantiate the positive trends we are seeing in the metrics
we follow to gauge our performance. Our staff is connecting with our mission and the purposeful work we do. They trust our leaders, and that creates a strong bond and meaningful partnership. The end result is a fierce sense of pride and shared feeling of
“job well done.” That’s something you can’t buy — it has to be developed through words and actions.

For Methodist, the bottom line is that our health system is only as good as our people,
our caregivers. They are the faces, the hearts, and the souls behind the awards we receive. They are helping us move medicine forward through the noble work they do each and every day.

If you’re ready to join an organization that values awards because it values the people behind them, then it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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The Liver Institute Focuses on Changing Lives

By Johann Correos, BS, CCRC

Research Center Manager, The Liver Institute
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

There’s a well-kept secret on the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus, which for liver disease patients, could mean a new lease on life. The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas sponsors an active program of clinical research focused on patients suffering from liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and other liver diseases. Currently, The Institute has 25 clinical trials underway. A vast majority of the trials — around 90 percent — are based on hepatitis C with the other 10 percent focused on other liver diseases including Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

There is a growing interest on the part of the medical community as well as the general public in liver disease. Recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that baby boomers be screened for hepatitis C because of this population’s experience with and exposure to blood transfusions, IV drug use, surgery, military immunizations, and other circumstances.

I’m proud to say that The Institute is a major tertiary referral center for North Texas and the surrounding regions. Independently practicing physicians at The Institute meet the needs of both referring physicians and patients alike.

Due to its active program of wide-ranging studies, The Institute’s reputation for clinical research continues to grow locally, regionally, and nationally, which in turn enhances the care patients receive at Methodist Dallas and The Institute.

In late 2011, The Institute announced that is was involved in several clinical trials using a newer generation of drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. The trials will focus on a second generation of direct-acting antiviral drugs for hepatitis C that are very potent and may shorten the duration of therapy in a number of patients. These antiviral drugs offer the hope for eradication of the disease for patients who have experienced and failed treatment in the past.

When patients are referred to The Institute, I meet with them to explain what to expect from their participation in the clinical trial, including the details about the treatment regimen, the length of the study, and expected side effects. Once they are enrolled in the clinical trial and are on the medication, we work to boost their spirits and maintain their enthusiasm for the research. Side effects from the medication can include fatigue, nausea, and irritability. We are here and available to patients throughout the trial — to listen and understand what they’re going through, to be accommodating to their needs, and to help motivate them to stay on the regimen.

I’m overjoyed to report that the majority of participants in the clinical trials are clearing the virus in 12 to 24 weeks, a significantly shorter period of time compared to the traditional treatment regimen of 48 weeks.

You can probably tell that I’m passionate about my job. My passion, dedication, and joy stem from my personal experience with friends who have fought cancer and had no support system. Motivation and support from the clinical staff are powerful components of successful treatment. What patients find at The Institute offers not only excellent care, but empathetic care.

I’m rewarded every day by seeing our patients’ successes and how their lives are changed for the better. After our patients recover, it’s not unusual for them to come back for a visit, introduce their family members, and share their plans for the next phases of their lives.

If you’re ready to support patients in their quest for health by participating in clinical research, then it’s time to choose Methodist Health System. Learn more by visiting Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

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Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those practicing at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals. 

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