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Our Purpose

To enhance well-being of the people and places in our service area so health equity is achievable, and ALL can thrive.

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Our Strategy

Learn about our health equity framework of thought and action that strives to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities and create fair and just opportunities for every person to reach their full potential for health and life.

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OUR MISSION

Serving Humanity to Honor God

OUR VISION

To be the leader for improving wellness of the least served

Commitment to Health Equity

Methodist Healthcare Ministries believes that to improve the wellness of the least served and fully live out its mission of “Serving Humanity to Honor God,” it must recognize the inequities inherent in its communities that contribute to poor health outcomes. Health Equity is both the process and goal by which Methodist Healthcare Ministries seeks to carry out that purpose. Health Equity is a framework of thought and action that strives to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities and create fair and just opportunities for every person to reach their full potential for health and life and contribute to that of others.

What We Believe

Our Core Values

Integrity

I am honest and trustworthy. I am accountable for the impact of my actions and my words.

Spirituality

I am committed to making time for my loved ones, my community and myself. I embrace faith, hope and forgiveness in my daily life.

Teamwork

I am collaborative and an open-communicator. I am innovative in my approach to working with others, and in finding solutions to challenges.

Compassion

I am respectful, and do not judge others. I have concern for others and a desire to help.

Making a difference

I am committed to a vision beyond myself. I am mission-focused.

Guiding Principles

We have adopted eight key principles to guide their work moving forward:

We understand that health and wellness begin long before individuals seek clinical care and prioritize the importance of the social determinants of health and access to quality resources and care as driving factors for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities throughout their lives.
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We realize achievement of improved health and well-being of the people and communities we serve is a long-term commitment that requires intentional efforts focused on health equity.

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We seek to balance its work for the least served by providing the best quality clinical care, connecting individuals and families to needed resources, and working with communities to improve their health and well-being.
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We don’t do it alone. To address the needs of every community, we support, convene, and/or partner with others engaged in and/or leading efforts to improve community health and well-being.
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We build relationships with churches and faith communities of all denominations to advance the health and well-being of families and whole communities.
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We partner with people with lived experiences to co-design, co-create, co-evaluate changes that improve health and well-being of families and communities.

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We support place-based efforts to strengthen historically underserved communities.
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We sustain a culture of continuous improvement and learning where innovation is welcomed, practiced, tested, and implemented.
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Our History

A journey to becoming Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc.

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1955

Methodist Hospital Authorized

The Southwest Conference of the Methodist Church authorizes a new hospital in San Antonio following requests from the Medical Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and the Bexar County Medical Society.

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1963

Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital Begins Operations

September 26, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital begins operations. The first patient was a Harley E. Parker, a technical supervisor at Kelly Airforce Base. The first baby was born on September 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Luther I. Boyd.

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1995

Methodist Hospital Enters Into Partnership

Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital forms partnership with what is now known as Hospital Corporation of America, or HCA, to create the Methodist Healthcare System (MHS). Through this partnership, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) was created.

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1997

Wesley Nurse Program is Introduced

MHM introduces Wesley Nurse Program. The central focus for a Wesley Nurse is to address medical needs using holistic approaches centered on mind, body, and spirit. A Wesley Nurse provides health education, health promotion, and facilitates resources.

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1997

MHM Assumes Ownership of Wesley Community Center

MHM assumes ownership of Wesley Community Center and renames facility to Wesley Health and Wellness Center. WHWC provides a full range of services designed to treat the mind, body, and spirit; including a state-of-the art facility open to the surrounding community.

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1997

Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic Opens It's Doors

Bishop Ernest T. Dixon, Jr. Clinic opens its doors on San Antonio’s East Side. The Center is named after Bishop Ernest Thomas Dixon, Jr., who was born and raised in East San Antonio and was the first African American elected Bishop by the South-Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Services include primary medical care, health education and support services.

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2001

MHM Assumes Ownership Of Two Schools Based Health Clinics

MHM assumes ownership of two School Based Health Clinics. The clinics are established to offer care services to school-aged children and their siblings up to 21. The services are offered to students enrolled in Marion and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, respectively.

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2005

MHM Corporate Office is Established

MHM Corporate Office is established in the heart of San Antonio's Medical Center.

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2008

$7.1 Million Granted to Haven for Hope

$7.1 million granted to Haven for Hope, to construct new campus in San Antonio; providing residential and service space to those faced with homelessness.

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2018

Dixon Health and Wellness Center Relocates

Dixon Health and Wellness Center relocates to 4212 E. Southcross Blvd. The new facility includes 24 dental chairs and oral surgery; physical therapy offered in partnership with The University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy; a courtyard with a walking trail and benches, providing community members and clinic staff alike a safe place to exercise and relax; and a chapel where people can find a quiet place to meditate and pray.

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2020

New Strategic Plan Is Approved

MHM Board of Directors approves new 20/20 Strategic plan: building upon the organization’s work from the past two decades. The plan allows MHM to look at new innovative ways of accomplishing its overall goals; including community impact with a special focus on social determinants of health.

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Jaime Wesoloski

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jaime Wesolowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. A healthcare executive with three decades of leadership experience, Jaime is responsible for the overall governance and direction of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Jaime earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, and his Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University in Healthcare Administration. As a cancer survivor, Jaime is a staunch supporter of the American Cancer Society. He serves as Chair of the American Cancer Society’s South Texas Area board of directors and he was appointed as Chair to the recently created South Region Advisory Cabinet, covering eight states from Arizona through Alabama. Jaime believes his personal experience as a cancer survivor has given him more defined insight and compassion to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.