Methodist Healthcare Ministries launches nationwide search for new chief executive officer

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. – a private, faith-based not-for-profit dedicated to creating access to care for uninsured and low-income families with headquarters in Bexar County and programs in 74 South Texas counties – has selected Korn Ferry, a preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The selection of Korn Ferry follows the current and first-ever CEO’s announcement in June of his plans to retire after more than two decades of service.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries, in partnership with HCA Healthcare – one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 172 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom – together own the San Antonio-based Methodist Healthcare System. As the local co-owner of the Methodist Healthcare System, Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ mission is two-fold: “Serving Humanity to Honor God,” by improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church, and ensuring the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. It’s co-ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System also provides revenue to Methodist Healthcare Ministries for its programs and services.

“Our partnership with HCA makes Methodist Healthcare Ministries a unique business model as does the programs and services we offer. In addition to operating primary care clinics, Methodist Healthcare Ministries is one of the largest, private funding sources for unfunded patients in South Texas, and is a respected state health policy thought-leader and advocate,” explained George Ricks, who serves as the chair of the Methodist Healthcare Ministries board of directors. “We know Korn Ferry, which is a proven industry leader on a global level, is up to the task of attracting the unique blend of vision, innovation, expertise and experience we need to ensure our continued growth and success in all we do.”

The Korn Ferry team in Texas, which includes offices in Dallas and Houston, will conduct the nationwide search.

“We at Methodist Healthcare Ministries feel confident that our organization, and community, will best be served by working with the Korn Ferry team,” expressed Ricks. “We look forward to welcoming the next generation of leadership to the organization.”