Methodist Healthcare Ministries

In 1955, the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church chartered the Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital; it opened in 1963. Its purpose was to deliver and promote improved health care as well as enhance access to health care, with particular concern to include those least served. From this charter and that first hospital, Methodist Healthcare System was formed in 1995 and today is the largest healthcare provider in San Antonio and 24 surrounding counties.

Since 1995, in joint partnership with HCA, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) has retained one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System and provides the local governance to ensure that the needs of the greater community are served.


The mission of MHM is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.

MHM is dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured throughout South Texas. It is now the largest private funding source for community healthcare services in South Texas. The mission also includes MHM's one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas. This creates a unique avenue to ensure that the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed, and it provides revenue to MHM for its programs.

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