Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2019
® M E T H O D I S T H E A L T H C A R E — S A N A N T O N I O ● W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 NCAA COACH BACK IN THE GAME SEE PAGE 4 In October, Methodist Children’s Hospital (MCH), a campus of Methodist Hospital, celebrated its 20th anniversary. “We want to thank all the patients, families, staff, physicians and com- munity partners that have made the last 20 years nothing short of amazing,” said Dan Miller, CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “With you behind us the next 20 years are going to be even better.” Here are some of the most amazing mo- ments in the history of the hospital. Spurs Legend David Robinson Opens the Hospital In 1998, San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson cut the ribbon opening the doors of Methodist Children’s Hospital. As the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children’s Hospital has set the standard for treating the children in the region. Methodist Children’s Hospital Brings Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy to Texas Through theTracy’sKidsArtTherapyprogram,Methodist Children’s Hospital offers the only pediatric oncology art therapy program in San Antonio. The program uses art therapy to help young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. Art therapy allows kids to be kids and gives them something to look forward to when they come in for treatment. It helps them express their feelings and encourages them to interact with other pediatric patients. In 2018, Second LadyKarenPence, an ardent supporter of Tracy’s Kids, visited Methodist Children’s Hospital to donate a piece of her own artwork. She interactedwith the patients and took home a fewpatient originals of her own. AMAZING MOMENTS For more amazing moments, see page 8. Methodist Children’s Hospital Celebrates 20 Years of Healing Methodist Children’s Hospital Adds Seven- Story Tower In summer 2017, Methodist Chil- dren’s Hospital opened a new seven-story tower as part of a his- toric expansion of the Methodist Hospital campus. The impressive new facility added an additional 190,000 square feet to the chil- dren’s hospital. The expansion now supports the well-being of thousands of children and their families for years to come. The expansion included 147 all-private beds. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of the largest in the region and expanded to 94 rooms, while the Emergency Department added 15 additional rooms—bringing the total to 40 all-private rooms. A dedicated Children’s Imaging Department with a new CT scanner, MRI, nuclear medicine camera, ultrasound room and X-ray rooms were all part of the expansion.