Mission and Vision
“Serving Humanity to Honor God”
This mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas. This creates a unique avenue to ensure the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed, and it provides revenue to Methodist Healthcare Ministries for its programs.
“To be the leader or improving wellness of the least served”
Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ team members defined their own set of core values embraced in the message of “I am the caring servant,” which shapes our relationship with the people we serve and each other. Our values are more than a philosophy at Methodist Healthcare Ministries; it is the compass that guides our behavior and our continuous improvement. It’s how we lead by example.
Integrity: I am honest and trustworthy. I am accountable for the impact of my actions and my words.
Making a difference: I am committed to a vision beyond myself. I am mission-focused.
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.
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.
PARTNERSHIPS IN KENDALL COUNTY (see individual webpages for these organizations):
> Hill Country Mission for Health
> Hill Country Family Services
> Hill Country Daily Bread
> Wesley Nurse
COMMUNITY GRANTS are awarded in seven core areas of investment.
Access to Health: Support for programs designed to improve access to health care for the least served.
Clinical-Community Connections: Funding to connect patients & clinics with social and spiritual needs.
Families of Solutions: Funding to invest in strategies to strengthen families.
High-Functioning Integrated Care: Funding to establish integrated and community-centered primary care health homes to address physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of patients.
Community-Church Hubs: Funding to establish community Church Hubs for health/wellbeing.
Cross-Sector Collaboration: Funding to support thriving communities and establish cross-sector collaborations for the health& wellbeing of communities.
Digital Inclusion: Funding to build capacity for broadband internet and telehealth access through enhancing infrastructure, affordability (service and computers), and digital skills training.
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ public policy agenda and advocacy efforts are guided by the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, and are carried out by increasing the public’s understanding of how health policies impact their communities; strengthening and cultivating relationships with other groups concerned with health policy; and advocating for policies that enhance the health and well-being of families and their communities. By tracking regional and national policy trends and conducting research, Methodist Healthcare Ministries identifies how legislative policies at both the federal and state levels are impacting the health care needs of the uninsured in the community. Through commissioned publications and data reports, Methodist Healthcare Ministries works to educate policymakers and shape discussions among a broad base of health care stakeholders on system-wide policy challenges and opportunities, all in an effort to increase access to quality health care services for South Texans.