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. Methodist Healthcare is recognized as the most respected and preferred health care provider in South Texas due to our outstanding team of nurses, medical professionals and physicians. More people turn to our San Antonio doctors than any other hospital or system when they need healthcare.
Methodist Healthcare earns its excellent reputation at the bedside of our patients. At each of our facilities, Methodist Healthcare offers an outstanding selection of doctors, health care professionals, equipment and health services from wellness events to transplant services, pediatrics, dermatology, cardiology, oncology and a complete range of additional medical services in the South Texas region.
Our network of greater San Antonio hospitals includes nine acute care facilities: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Heart Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and Methodist Texan.
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.
Half a century ago, a little hospital opened on the outskirts of San Antonio. Some jokingly referred to it as "Boerne General Hospital." Others scoffed that it would never make it because no one would travel that far out into the country. Yet, half a century later, the hospital on the hill has grown exponentially in size, the number of people served and the employees who work here.
Chartered by the Southwest Conference of the Methodist Church in 1955, Methodist Hospital opened its doors in 1963. Built in the middle of dairy and ranch land on the outskirts of northwest San Antonio, Methodist Hospital was the original and sole health care facility in the now nationally renowned South Texas Medical Center.
When the doors opened on September 26, 1963, the hospital was four stories high with two levels below ground. The hospital received national attention as the world's first nuclear age hospital, built as a fallout shelter with all essential services located underground. Today, the hospital has 10 floors above ground and continues to maintain two levels underground where you'll find operating suites, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy and food services.
Methodist Hospital became part of the Methodist Healthcare System in 1995 when a unique 50-50 co-ownership agreement was formed between the Methodist Healthcare Ministries (formerly the Methodist Hospital Board of Trustees) and HCA. The hospital system is comprised of nine hospitals and an additional 20 medical facilities located throughout San Antonio and South Texas. As the Methodist Healthcare System has changed and adapted to meet the growing needs of our area, our mission has remained the same–Serving Humanity to Honor God and providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all. It was true when we opened in 1963 and will remain true as we plan for the next 50 years. From its beginning as a single, four-story building, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System–the largest hospital system in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.
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