The Texas Neurosciences Institute offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of neuroscience services in the state.
One of our fundamental values at The Texas Neurosciences Institute is our commitment to our local community. Our associates and physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality care in the safest environment possible. According to the National Research Corporation, San Antonians prefer Methodist Healthcare for their neurology care to any other hospital in the region, taking care of more than 44 percent of the area’s neurologic patients in South Texas.
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital:
Opened in March 2009, the facility features many modern design amenities for patients, families and physicians. It is truly the next generation in Methodist Healthcare’s nearly half-century legacy of providing high quality care to South Texans. With 140 beds and 9 operating rooms, our staff provides dedicated care for all of your neurological needs.
Joint Commission, an organization devoted to developing and evaluating the highest health care standards, has designated Methodist Stone Oak Hospital a Primary Stroke Center. The American Stroke Association also has recognized our facility with a Bronze Award for consistently following the Get with the Guidelines™ program. Methodist earned both of these certifications by demonstrating how our stroke program follows national standards, which can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
- 39 dedicated PCU/stroke beds – all monitored (5th floor)
- 34 dedicated surgical beds – all monitored (3rd floor), with the ability to transition to specialized Neuro ICU
- 20 ICU beds – all monitored (4th floor) – This unit is trained by Neuro-certified RN
- Critical Care Unit designed to allow for direct observation of patients, reducing the risk of patient falls
- State-of-the-art infusion pumps and scanning technology assist the RN in the safe and accurate administration of medications
- Diabetes Educator housed on 3rd floor to manage endocrine patients
- 4th floor – 13 (75 years of combined RN experience) Neuro trained ICU RNs, trained in neuro monitoring, exposed to quarterly refresher courses to keep abreast of new treatment options
- 3rd floor – All staff have met neuro competencies (over 100 years of combined RN experience). 100% of surgical RNs have been trained for post-op care of the neuro patient, outside of critical care
- Discharge callbacks to all surgical patients from a surgical RN
- Daily nurse driven grand rounds performed to ensure quality of care. Multidisciplinary team made up of nurse, case manager, pharmacist, chaplain, dietary, infectious disease officer, evidence based core measure RN, and stroke program manager all rounding on patient daily
- All Critical Care and Progressive Care RNs Certified in NIH Stroke Scale Assessment
Our highly skilled neurological team and dedicated staff use the latest technological advancements and treatment programs at the leading health care system in South Texas. Our team of physicians perform more deep brain simulations, spinal canal explorations and lumbar fusions than any hospital in Texas. Patients from all over the world come to Methodist Stone Oak Hospital to receive specialized care and cutting-edge treatments.
- Arnold B. Vardiman, MD
Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation
Watch Dr. Arnold B. Vardiman on Deep Brain Stimulation
- Donald Atkins, MD
Medical Director, Neuromodulation
Watch Dr. Donald Atkins on Neuromodulation
- Christopher Bogaev, MD
Medical Director, Skull Base Surgery
Watch Dr. Christopher Bogaev on Skull Base Surgery
- George Galvan, MD
Medical Director, Complex Spine
Watch Dr. George Galvan on Kyphoplasty
- Donald Hilton, MD
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Spine
Watch Dr. Donald Hilton on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Your Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Team
Erica Martin, BSN, RN
Manager, Stroke/Chest Pain
Erica Martin has more than 22 years of nursing experience including Women & Children’s health, Nursing Administration and Physician Performance Improvement. She joined Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in 2008 as part of the original team opening the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Erica moved into the Stroke/Chest Pain Manager position at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in 2016 and is leading numerous stroke-specific process improvement initiatives for our Primary Stroke Center designation.
Marilyn Daniels, MSN, RN
Director, Case Management
Marilyn Daniels began her health care career in 1988, and started her case management career in 1998. Prior to arriving at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Marilyn was the manager of the entire case management department of a health system that included five hospitals. She is currently the director of case management, and works to the help the case management department move in the right direction with the ever-changing health care rules and regulations.
Manolito Flores, BS, RT (R)
Manolito Flores began his career in 2002 as a Radiology Supervisor at Methodist. He joined Methodist Stone Oak in 2008, and believes in treating every patient as a family member. His expertise in technology delivers an outstanding quality of work to his medical staff and patients.
Christopher Pettit, BS, CRT
Director, Rehab Services
Christopher Pettit began his career in 2002 as Director of Respiratory Therapy. He joined Methodist Stone Oak in 2008 as the Director of Rehabilitation Services. He enjoys caring for patients and seeing them leave the hospital in better condition.
Tim Simecek, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Perioperative Services
Tim Simecek first began working in surgical services as an orderly while taking prerequisite classes for nursing school, and he knew immediately that this was the right environment for his skill set. He believes that empathy and compassion are the most important skill sets, and he always strive to put himself in the place of the family and patient.
Ann Winn, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Ann Winn started her nursing career in Women’s Health in 1986, and soon expanded her scope to include pediatrics. She served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Children’s Hospital before moving to Methodist Stone Oak in 2014. Enhancing patient care through Nursing standards of practice, collaborating with medical colleagues and setting a strategic vision for care delivery are the motivating factors to her work. Ann’s philosophy of care is relationship-based and is centered around always placing patients first.