Methodist Charlton Named Large Business of the Year by Lancaster Chamber

Methodist Charlton Medical Center has been named the Large Business of the Year by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

charlton methodistMethodist Charlton is one of the largest employers in the Best Southwest cities. It continues to expand its health care services to the community, many of which are the only services of their kind in the Best Southwest area. In addition to the opening of the Sleep Diagnostic Center, Methodist Charlton also offers Bronchial Thermoplasty, the first nondrug procedure approved for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older., and the Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program, aimed at lowering preterm birthrates. Methodist Charlton continues to set records for fast heart attack care that save time and lives of heart attack patients, and now offers open heart surgery. Plans are also underway to establish the Heart and Vascular Institute.The Large Business of the Year Award is presented to a Lancaster Chamber of Commerce business member who has exemplified professionalism and commitment to the Lancaster community and its economy, provided valuable service, demonstrated excellence in business and in its profession, and exhibited initiative and creativity in enhancing the effectiveness of its business or profession and the stability and improvement of the community.

Pictured: Accepting the Large Business of the Year award for Methodist Charlton are (from left) VP Kendall Huff; Community Relations Liaison Cynthia Mickens; Manager Guest Services Colin Harrison; VP Finance Julie Do; Director Human Resources Preston Miller; Director Nursing Evelina Echols-Sutton; Director Volunteer Services Sarah Drew-Watson; Advisory Board Member and Northwood University President Kevin Fegan, EdD; and President Jonathan Davis, FACHE.

“Methodist Charlton reaches out to serve the community through numerous health events that include health screenings. Programs such as the Heart of the Community Challenge, and free events like the Men’s Health Tune-Up and women’s Heart to Heart and 2nd Day of Summer, give families the tools to improve their heart health through education, awareness and fun,” says Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE. “We also believe in bringing comprehensive wellness solutions to local businesses to help them manage and improve the health of their employees. I thank the Methodist Charlton staff for all their dedication and teamwork to improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care for the community. I am truly proud and honored to work with so many talented individuals.”

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, 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 Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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.

Lynette Wilkinson