The philosophy of nursing at Methodist Hospital reflects the mission vision and values of our organization that emphasizes exceptional care for every patient, everyday. The professional nurse at Methodist: ensures the delivery of quality care using evidence-based practice while keeping the individual patient's needs in mind; encourages collaboration among nursing staff, physicians and other disciplines for the patient's benefit; fosters learning, stimulates professional growth of the nursing staff and promotes nursing research; seeks information that improves patient care in an innovative and cost effective manner.
Providing for the San Antonio Community
In supporting our mission, “Serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional, cost-effective healthcare accessible to all”, Methodist Hospital gives generously to the community they aim to serve through various programs and incorporating the mission into nursing practice.
Some of the community programs include:
- Habitat for Humanity – assisting with safe living conditions
- “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope” – donating and serving at Food Bank
- Holiday assistance program – providing gifts and Christmas trees to the community
I AM EMPOWERED
Dedicated Education Unit
At Methodist Hospital (MH), we envisioned a unit dedicated to providing hand-on learning for nursing students and thus developed the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) as a clinical teaching/learning site using a model based on our partnership with UT Health School of Nursing. The purpose is to optimize learning of undergraduate BSN students through the collaborative efforts of staff nurses, administration, and faculty.
Since initially starting at MH, the DEU has expanded to other hospitals and units across the Methodist Hospital. Hospital/clinical unit outcomes of the DEU model include professional development of staff nurses, decreased nurse turnover rate, increased number of BSN-prepared nurses, hiring pipeline of DEU students into staff nurse positions, and improved patient satisfaction.