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May 2017
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    More than 85 grantees funded across South Texas Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for uninsured and low-income families through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making, will award $26.7 million in community grants to more than 85 agencies to assist the health care needs of hundreds of thousands of Texans throughout its 74-county service area. View 2017 funded partners. Given annually, these grants are rooted in partnerships that support access to care, integrated delivery systems and patient-centered models. In partnership with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), safety-net clinics, counseling services and regional community projects, Methodist Healthcare Ministries' goal is to create measurable impact at the community and regional levels to further establish health care networks. Awards are based on five core areas of giving:...

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    Health ministry program celebrates two-decade journey of "Serving Humanity to Honor God" This year marks the 20th anniversary of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Wesley Nurse Program, a faith community nursing program committed to providing holistic care – body, mind and spirit – through education, health promotion and facilitation of community resources. The program is Methodist Healthcare Ministries' largest program geographically with plans to expand to 83 church sites in 2017. Wesley Nurses are registered nurses employed by Methodist Healthcare Ministries but situated at churches throughout 74 counties in South Texas. They work with pastoral staff and community leaders to identify health care needs in the area and advocate for the health care needs of low-income and underinsured individuals and families. Their scope of practice focuses on the intentional care of the spirit, promotion of an integrative model of health and prevention and minimization of illness of...

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    Posted originally on The Edinburg Review Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, thanks to the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, is helping teach children how to brush their teeth and make healthy snack choices with the Cavity Free Zone program. Club members at our Fountain Annex Unit are participating in the multiple-session curriculum that explores oral health and hygiene. The sessions feature games, rap sessions, digital imaging and exciting quizzes designed to teach young children how to take care of their teeth. "A healthy mouth goes beyond having a nice smile—it plays an integral part in their overall good health and helps develop a child's self-esteem, ability to learn and concentrate," says Sabrina Walker Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. "It is crucial to help kids understand the importance of good oral health through programs and activities like Cavity Free Zone." Did you know that many popular snacks are...

April 2017
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    Methodist Healthcare Ministries is pleased to congratulate its partner Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for being recognized as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. HCA is one of only seven companies honored in the health care provider category this year. This marks the eighth consecutive year the award is granted to HCA – a leading health care provider with 171 hospitals and 118 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. The award is designated for organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Together, HCA and Methodist Healthcare Ministries equally own the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest faith-based health care provider in San Antonio and South Texas. "Congratulations to our partner, HCA, for this prestigious...

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    Fiesta has now begun! In honor of the celebration, Methodist Healthcare Ministries is proud to introduce our 2017 Fiesta medal. Methodist Healthcare Ministries' official Fiesta medal pays homage to an establishment significant to the organization's history, Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic, which was envisioned in 1997. This year, we mark the 20th anniversary of the clinic with festivities to include celebrating its relocation from San Antonio's Eastside to the Southeast side, and its expansion to a 20-acre property (read more). Like its namesake, the clinic has become a reliable source for quality, compassionate care for the underserved in San Antonio. As an organization headquartered in San Antonio, Fiesta is a grand celebration that is important to us, as well as the longstanding tradition of Fiesta medals. We are proud to announce that our 2017 Fiesta Medal won first place in the 2017 San Antonio Express-News Fiesta Medals Contest in the medical/health category. The contest...

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    Campaign to support three Federally Qualified Health Centers in South Texas San Antonio (April. 12, 2017) – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. – a private, faith-based not-for-profit dedicated to creating access to health care for low-income families and the uninsured – announced its support of a new American Cancer Society campaign, "Cancer Prevention: It's worth a shot." Methodist Healthcare Ministries will donate $500,000 to the American Cancer Society for a comprehensive, two-year cancer prevention initiative focused on increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among medically underserved children in South Texas served by local and regional Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and to support a community-based HPV vaccination education campaign for parents and families. "Methodist Healthcare Ministries is proud to support the American Cancer Society's HPV prevention campaign," stated Kevin C. Moriarty, president & CEO of Methodist...

March 2017
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    Recognized Among Top 10 Percent of Customers Driving Powerful Email Marketing Results For the second consecutive year, Methodist Healthcare Ministries has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, part of the Endurance International Group, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: EIGI) family of brands and the trusted marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations worldwide. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact's customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year. "We're pleased to be recognized by Constant Contact for achieving strong marketing results and engaging with our readers," said Jessica Muñoz, director of communications at Methodist Healthcare Ministries." Constant Contact's tools have helped us better manage relationships with our clients, patients, funded partners and other audience members, and...

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    By Stephanie McClain, Project Impact Manager We are pleased to celebrate Methodist Healthcare Ministries' three-year mark on the commitment to improve health through our Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas project - a Social Innovation Fund program which stimulates local solutions that improve both physical and behavioral health together, such as diabetes and depression. Sí Texas focuses on integrated behavioral health (IBH) models that are effectively improving health outcomes in communities with high rates of poverty, depression, diabetes, obesity and associated risk factors. The project targets 12 South Texas counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, Kenedy, Brooks, Jim Hogg, Zapata, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Webb, and is the result of an investment from the Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The power of a nameBeing that this was Methodist Healthcare Ministries' first federal grant, we wanted a unique name...

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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