Malcolm Baldrige Finalist

Methodist Healthcare System is a Malcolm Baldrige Award Finalist for Performance Excellence in Health Care!

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102 – 6 – 1

102

6

1

Does anyone know the relationship between those 3 numbers?  102?  6?  1?  They are not Keno #’s.  Not Bingo #’s.  And not lottery #’s.  But they have a great deal of significance to Methodist Stone Oak, and they are related.  And they tell an exceptional story.

So, last week CMS–the overseeing body for the nation’s Medicare program–put out its first round of Hospital COMPARE data.  This is a byproduct of Obama’s healthcare reform.  It’s been years in the works and this webpage and database is meant to provide to the public transparency on the performance of the nation’s hospitals.  And unlike Healthgrades, Leapfrog or US News & World report, every hospital that participates in the Medicare program automatically participates in COMPARE.  And, CMS bases its results on their data that is entirely pulled from each hospital in the same way.  There’s no interpretation, no manipulation, no subjectivity.  This is ultimately and apples-to-apples comparison of all hospitals.

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Methodist Stone Oak Celebrates 7 Years

7 years ago this March, we opened our doors to the public and welcomed our first patient! Though our campus now looks much different than when we first started here, our mission has stayed the same, Serving Humanity to Honor God by Providing Exceptional and Cost-Effective Health Care Accessible to All. 

What an honor it has been to serve this community for these last seven years.

As we look back, we remember the lives started here, the lives healed here, and the lives passing through into Heaven here. Each of these molding us into who we are today, and for that we are forever grateful. Gazing into the future, as we start construction on a new tower, continue updating, renovating, and innovating, we look forward to providing more lives the exceptional level of care unique to Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.


In celebration of our hospital birthday, we treated our staff to a night they won’t soon forget. In the heart of iconic downtown San Antonio, across from Hemisphere Park, La Villita Historic Arts District welcomed 600+ Methodist Stone Oak team members for the 2016 Shindig No.1. Featuring live music by Skyrocket! and food by Fritzie’s BBQ, this celebration was one for the books. As we raised our glasses together to the last 7 successful years, we saw a group that is not easily found; a resilient collection of dedication and diligence, humility and hilarity, strength and stamina. We saw family!

Interested in joining the Stone Oak team? Visit JoinMethodist.com for more information.

 

 

A Face of Freedom

On December 21st, one of our own reenlisted for four more years in the Army Reserve. Supported by his wife, two kids, and our entire hospital leadership team, his reenlistment ceremony took place in our lobby in front of the grand Christmas tree.

As a SGT in the U.S. Army Reserve, Art has served as a cardiovascular specialist. His service totals over 14 years with 3+ years of those in active duty. He has been with Methodist coming up on 6 months and is quickly becoming proficient at the table in the CATH Lab. We are honored to have him call Stone Oak home.

Art, thank you for your service to Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, our community and our country! God Bless

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

With Christmas only a few days away now, I, like many of you, am still running around finishing up my shopping. The lines are long and the traffic is bad and it seems that everyone is just as stressed out about finding that perfect gift as I am. Sadly, I can only remember a hand full of times when it wasn’t like this. When I was a child, all that I loved about the season I could find in my home. The tree, the lights, the peppermint candies that I would sneak to eat in my room, and most of all, the traditions I shared with my family.

It being my second Christmas season at Methodist Stone Oak I also get the privilege of sharing in traditions with my work family. Every year our Methodist Gives program, which runs year round, collects gifts from 20947_MHS_Methodist_Gives_Logo_v3_OUTLINEemployees for employees within our hospital and system that have fallen on hard times and are unable to provide the Christmas they desire for their family. Through this favorite tradition of mine, these families are able to share the joy of the giving season with the ones they love. Reminding me that above all else, our commitment to Serve like Christ in every opportunity that arises rings true throughout the best and worst seasons in life.

I challenge you this year and for the years to come, to serve like Christ calls us to. Whether it is serving a family in need, your own family, or people you hold as close as family. Service comes from the heart, not always from the wallet. In this effort maybe one day soon we’ll be singing, “We’re beginning to serve a lot like Christ does!”


“May the Lord Bless you and Keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face to you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26

Photo Credits: Bil Sullivan Photography