MHS - Methodist Children's Hospital Fast Facts

South Texas' first and only hospital built exclusively for children

Methodist Healthcare System is a 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries, South Texas’ largest non-public funding source of community health care, contributing $976 million since 1995; and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation’s leading provider of health care services. Methodist Children’s Hospital (MCH) is one of the system’s nine acute care hospitals.

MCH opened in 1998 as the only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built especially for children.

  • The facility offers outstanding pediatric services in many specialty areas including pediatric heart surgery, pulmonology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, newborn and pediatric intensive care, oncology and emergency services.
  • As one of few hospitals in the nation, MCH uses gaming and virtual technology to ease the anxieties of young patients, as well as nationally-recognized art therapy programs.

202 Licensed & Operational beds
7 Operating suites
91 percentile HCAHPS overall 2018
FIRST - Level IV NICU in San Antonio & one of the - LARGEST - in the region
First-Ever Certified Facility Dog in Central & South Texas
First Pediadric Aortic Heart Valve procedure in Texas
Largest Pediatric BMT Program in San Antonio
Largest Congenital Heart Program in San Antonio for Pediatrics & Adults

Key service lines (2018)

Pediatric General Surgery: 1,200+ procedures
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery: 175+ procedures
Pediatric ENT Surgery: 750+ procedures
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery: 900+ procedures
Pediatric Emergency Services: 65,000+ visits

Outcomes (2018):

  • Leapfrog A for third consecutive reporting period
  • Complication Rate
    • 30% better than expected for our complex patient population
  • Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infections
    • 40% below the national expected value (SIR)
  • 100% survival for autologous survival x 2 years

Patient satisfaction:

  • Press Ganey database 2018 average: 85th percentile

Physician Satisfaction:

  • 2018 Survey
    • Key Drivers of Excellence: Overall Quality of Care
      • Patient Safety
      • Surgical Services
      • Nursing Care

Executive Leadership:
Dan Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital Campus
Court LeMaistre, Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital
Peter DeYoung, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Lori Townsend, Chief Nursing Officer

Methodist Children's Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 757-7000
Methodist Children's Hospital