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"The evolution of culture is ultimately determined by the amount of love, understanding and freedom experienced by its children... every empathic act that helps a child become what he or she wants to become, every expression of love toward children heals society and moves it in unexpected, wondrous new directions."
Rob Lenza - CEO of Methodist Children’s Hospital


Rob Lenza
Chief Executive Officer
Methodist Children’s Hospital

Together, we'll get them back on their feet

Methodist Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in San Antonio to be exclusively designed for child care. Our 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.

Since 1998, we have worked to build a reputation that has made Methodist Children’s Hospital the most preferred children’s hospital in San Antonio. We understand that children are not just ‘little adults’ and require a different kind of medical care. Our experienced team of medical professionals, pediatricians, nurses, child-life specialists, technicians and administrators focus on family-centered care to ensure that a child’s family feels welcome and understands treatment options. We acknowledge that children are still learning and growing and that a hospital can be a fearful place for them, and we work hard to create positive healing experiences for each child and their families.

As part of Methodist Healthcare, Methodist Children’s Hospital shares the organization’s mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God. This is our promise to you and to our community.

I’d like to share with you the following quote by psychologist Lloyd deMause about the importance of children in building our future:

Our Amazing Services...and our Expanded Amazing Services for Children!

Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas, a campus of Methodist Hospital, opened its new seven-story tower this week.

The new tower includes 150 rooms, most of them private; a dedicated children’s imaging department with a new, state-of-the art CT scanner, MRI with the most advanced cardiac imaging capabilities, nuclear medicine camera, ultrasound room and x-ray rooms. The 94-bed neonatal intensive care unit, still the region’s largest, has board-certified neonatologists in-house 24/7 and is the city’s only Texas Department of Health-designated Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit. The new tower also includes 15 additional ER rooms, bringing the total to 40.

Since opening in 1998 as the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children’s Hospital has set the standard for treating the children of South and Central Texas. The hospital continues to lead the region in treating severely ill children, those with complex and chronic medical diagnoses, by providing the most sub-specialized care available. The new tower is part of a landmark expansion which will increase the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,000 square feet.