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From the desk of John Phillips

John Phillips with his standing desk. Photo, story by Kenneth Perkins

From a health and wellness standpoint, it makes perfect sense for a Mansfield Methodist Medical Center president who spends a bulk of his day sitting in meetings to avoid doing so in his office. So John Phillips avoids it. The MMMC president has a standing desk, which zips up – or down, his choice – at the push of a button. This works well for Phillips, and not just because he towers at 6-foot-4. Here’s what else he has on his desk and in his office.

1501 Ways to Reward Employees: The CEO of Methodist Health System, Stephen Mansfield, gave this to his executives.. “His take on making sure we believe the most precious resource in health care is the employees. Having the best employees and engaging them in what they do makes us a better hospital and results in better patient care.”

The proverbial Inbox: “One of our big projects is the expansion where we are doubling the size of our campus. We’re building a second patient tower, so the inbox is always quite full.”

Water cup: Not just any water cup to stay hydrated but a Quick ER Cup, which promotes the hospital’s relatively new online scheduling for less emergent cases through the emergency room. “Patients can go online and schedule visits to ensure they have limited to no wait time to be taken care of.”

Gift Coins. Local coins from the city of Cedar Hill, Methodist Police and Mansfield Fire and Rescue. ”A nice gift from our partners.”

In The Name of the Patient. “We take our patient experience very seriously. That’s a book we’re going though as a leadership team in improving patient care and experience.”

The movable desk. “This also makes transitions so much easier. You can spend 10 to 15 minutes on emails, and if you need to go somewhere, you are not transitioning from a chair. You just turn and go,”

The Boss for The Boss: “I love my Cadillac Ranch, and Born in the USA is a classic. And Glory Days is becoming more and more relevant.”

To- Do Folders: “This is where all the work comes in and hopefully goes out pretty quickly.”

Quote: “It (the Standing Desk) make me more productive, I believe. And maybe if I’m believing it, it’s actually happening.”
 

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