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Methodist Healthcare has evolved to meet the growing needs of the greater San Antonio community, but our commitment since opening our first hospital in 1963 remains true: to continuously improve the health and wellness of our community by “Serving Humanity to Honor God.”

 

 

For more than 50 years Methodist Healthcare has provided high quality care to patients from San Antonio, its 26 surrounding counties and around the world. We’re recognized as the most respected and preferred health care provider in South Texas due to our outstanding team of nurses, medical professionals and physicians.

Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes:

As San Antonio’s second largest private employer, our facilities employ more than 10,000 individuals, including 2,700 physicians in all specialties. In 2014, Methodist Healthcare provided services to 96,000 inpatients and 413,000 outpatients.

Methodist Excellence at work.

  • Provider of health care to one of every two people in San Antonio
  • Largest provider of kidney transplants in the U.S.
  • Largest provider of orthopedic services for backs and necks
  • Largest provider of health care to rural communities in South Texas
  • Largest provider in South Texas of health care to international patients
  • Methodist Children’s Hospital designed and built especially for children
  • Delivering nearly 10,000 babies per year

Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of Methodist Healthcare is ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all. Furthermore, our vision is for Methodist Healthcare to be a world-class health care provider, continually raising the standards of performance excellence and advancing the health status of the community.

Our Roots

Methodist Healthcare System began as Methodist Hospital, a single, five-story acute care facility that was chartered in 1955 and first opened its doors in 1963. Methodist Hospital was built on dairy and ranch land on the outskirts of northwest San Antonio, beginning the nationally renowned South Texas Medical Center.

Methodist Healthcare System was formed in 1995 by Methodist Hospital’s Board of Trustees that formed a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries, South Texas’ largest non-public funding source of community health care; and HCA, the nation’s leading provider of health care services.

We are proud to be part of the South Texas community and have such an exceptional team of doctors in San Antonio and surrounding region.

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