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February
2015
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20 years of caring

Celebrating 20 years of "Serving Humanity to Honor God"

In 1995, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital partnered with what is now known as Hospital Corporation of America, or HCA, to create the Methodist Healthcare System (MHS). Through this partnership, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) was founded.

Since founding, MHM has retained one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System—the largest healthcare system in South Texas—and provides local governance to ensure that the needs of the greater community are served. MHM redistributes revenue received from its one-half ownership seat into programs to deliver and promote health care as well as enhance access to care, with particular concern to include the least served.

MHM has experienced tremendous growth expanding from one program of $300,000 for 1,100 clients in 1996, to a budgeted expenditure of nearly $75.9 million in 2014 to provide nearly 900,000 client encounters.

20 Years of Caring

    • 1996: Wesley Primary Care Clinic formed to employ physicians for community health care.
    • 1997: MHM successfully advocates for hiring of dentists by 501c3 entities serving low-income uninsured patients.
    • 1997: Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic opened to offer primary medical care, health education and support services on San Antonio's East side.
    • 1997: MHM introduces the Wesley Nurse Program and Parenting Programs.
    • 2001: MHM assumes ownership of two School Based Health Centers established to offer health care services in Marion and Schertz to school-aged children and their siblings up to age 21 enrolled in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD.
    • 2002: Community Counseling program established in the Rio Grande Valley. Program expanded to include services in Laredo and the Coastal Bend.
    • 2005: Moved into new Corporate Office situated in the heart of San Antonio's Medical Center.
    • 2006: $10 million awarded in grants to Federally Qualified Health Centers for capital projects.
    • 2008: $7.1 million in funding provided to Haven for Hope, a campus in San Antonio providing residential and service space to those faced with homelessness.
    • 2009: After a $12 million capital investment, the new Wesley Health & Wellness Center was opened in San Antonio's South side.
    • 2011: Annual grants to like-minded organizations reaches $20 million.
    • 2013: MHM welcomed its first Chief Operating Officer, George Thomas.
    • 2014: Awarded $10 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund to serve as an intermediary; the Sí Texas Project, aimed at improving health outcomes in communities with high rates of poverty, depression, obesity and associated risk factors, was created.

Throughout the year, MHM will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Please join us on social media to follow along as we look forward to continued growth and success. #MHM20th