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January 2017
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    Methodist Healthcare Ministries' will relocate its primary care clinic to the former home of Southeast Baptist Hospital. San Antonio (Jan. 12, 2017) – For 20 years, the Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic, owned and operated by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., has served San Antonio's uninsured patients from the Eastside Medical Office Building on East Commerce Street. Methodist Healthcare Ministries is proud to announce it will relocate its Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic to a familiar address on the Southeast side of San Antonio. The property which once was home to Southeast Baptist Hospital was purchased Jan. 11 by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and will be the grounds for the expansion of its Dixon Clinic services when it relocates late 2017. The Dixon Clinic is part of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' strategy for improving community health and is intended to stimulate additional investment in health care services on the Eastside. "We opened the...

December 2016
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    For the fourth, consecutive year, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. partnered with Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital to donate nearly 50 decorated, artificial Christmas trees to several underserved families in San Antonio. "We are delighted to be able to provide our clients with some holiday cheer this season. Christmas is a time of compassion and giving, and that's what these trees symbolize. We are grateful for the generosity of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, and the joy this donation will bring many families," expressed Oanh Maroney-Omitade, vice president of clinical operations at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. As part of their holiday celebrations, several departments of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital participated in an annual Christmas tree decorating contest. Trees adorned with unique ornaments, some hand-crafted by employees, were put on display at both hospitals, transforming the...

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    In the spirit of Christmas, clients from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.'s knitting class donated more than 60 hats to residents at Haven for Hope, a private non-profit aimed at transforming the lives of men, women and children faced with homelessness in the San Antonio/Bexar County area.  "We see health in terms of mind, body and spirit. In addition to the primary health care services offered at our Wesley Health & Wellness Center, we provide the community with a place to learn and grow through exercise classes and support groups. Our knitting classes are particularly popular for community members to make friends, and share struggles and successes while learning to knit and quilt," said Oanh Maroney-Omitade, vice president of community health programs at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. View last year's video The hats were hand-knit by nearly 30 class participants at Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Wesley Health & Wellness Center as a...

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    Significant health differences for Blacks and Hispanics in Texas lead to higher health care spending, lost work productivity and a dramatic number of years lost to premature death. That's just a few of the findings of a new study examining the economic burden associated with health disparities across the state. Episcopal Health Foundation and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. sponsored the report. Researchers estimate health disparities cost Texans $4.6 billion in excess medical spending, and lost productivity The report found people of color in Texas are less likely to say they're in good health, more likely to be uninsured, and have higher rates of diabetes and obesity. The report found these and other poor health outcomes cost families, employers, insurers and governments an estimated $1.7 billion in excess medical spending for hospital care, doctor services and prescription drugs. Researchers estimate health disparities cost Texans $2.9 billion in lost work...

November 2016
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    Update (Nov. 21 12:30 p.m.): Effective Nov. 21, 2016, Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic services (including all appointments) have been relocated to the Wesley Health & Wellness Center. For questions, please call (210) 527-1505.  Update (Nov. 8 8:50 a.m.): Due to setbacks on the building's remodeling project, Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic is temporarily closed until further notice. All appointments are relocated to the Wesley Health & Wellness Center. Updates will be posted to this webpage. For questions, please call (210) 527-1505. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work through this process.  Update (Oct. 31 9:35 a.m.): Our facility and safety teams have assessed the building and due to ongoing climate control issues all appointments for the Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic  for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 have been moved to the Wesley Health & Wellness Center. Updates will be posted to this webpage. For...

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    Video campaign places in international awards competition MarCom Awards has announced winners in the 2016 creative competition for marketing and communication professionals concluding judging of six thousand plus entries from throughout the world. Methodist Healthcare Ministries is proud to be recognized as a platinum winner in the category of video/audio campaign for its 'Thank you' series. The video series, produced by Methodist Healthcare Ministries' communications department, highlighted a sequence of partners and patients as part of a broadcast and digital campaign. Two additional entries placed in the renowned competition:• 'Body, mind, and spirit: A community approach to health care' placed Gold in the video/audio category (program overview)• 'It's tough' placed Gold in the video/audio category (single spot) Being a Platinum or Gold winner is a tremendous achievement symbolized by the intricately detailed MarCom statuette created by the Society Awards, a high-end design,...

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    Patients featured as part of expo and trade show at IBM data and analytics conference Methodist Healthcare Ministries has collaborated with Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology with operational headquarters in Minnesota, to demonstrate the Medtronic Turning Point program to Methodist Healthcare Ministries' medical patients. Methodist Healthcare Ministries' patient base consists of individuals at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who do not have access to health insurance. By design, the initial cohort of participants was selected by Methodist Healthcare Ministries' clinicians based on the challenges patients faced in reaching their diabetic management goals. An overall increased therapy demand and a shortage of providers required a more effective solution to address the growing need for high quality, lower cost diabetes care. The Medtronic Turning Point program offered a unique and unprecedented solution to meet these demands. The Medtronic Turning Point...

October 2016
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    SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS The medical field is one that is forever growing. There is always a need for dedicated, passionate individuals who are eager to make a positive difference in the lives of their patients. For health-care professionals who strive to serve where the need is the greatest, a career at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. could be a fulfilling and compatible fit. "Methodist Healthcare Ministries is grounded in its mission of 'Serving Humanity to Honor God' by creating access to health care for uninsured and low-income families through direct services, strategic grant-making and advocacy in several counties across South Texas," said Dominica Garza, communications manager at Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. "Our employees know that the job they do is making a difference in someone's life." Since its inception in 1995, the work that lay ahead was clear for the team at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Their goal is to care for the...

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    Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is proud to have been selected by its employees as a Top Workplace for 2016. Methodist Healthcare Ministries has been ranked among the top companies to work in San Antonio based on a comprehensive analysis conducted by Workplace Dynamics LLC, an independent research firm. The survey given to Methodist Healthcare Ministries' employees measured qualities such as company leadership, compensation and training, workplace flexibility and diversity. Top Workplace winners were formally announced at an awards luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio on Oct. 20, 2016. All winners are listed in the Top Workplaces special section published in the Express-News. "Being selected a Top Workplace by our very own 378 employees is an honor," said Kevin C. Moriarty, president & CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. "At Methodist Healthcare Ministries, our staff is dedicated to making a difference by helping low-income and uninsured...

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    Recognizing the contributions of quality professionals in delivering expertise to healthcare systems Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, Oct. 16-22. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact these professionals have made in the field. Year-round, Methodist Healthcare Ministries celebrates healthcare quality by adhering to national practices that measure the clinical performances of hospitals and clinics. Measuring the quality of health care is a necessary step in the process of improving the health outcomes for our patients. This week, in observance of Healthcare Quality Week, Methodist Healthcare Ministries brings special attention to our Commitment to Quality. Each and every team member, from clinical staff to administrative employees, pledged their...

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