Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Fall 2018

NEW LEADERSHIP at Methodist Healthcare System and Methodist Healthcare Ministries means continued access to quality healthcare for thousands of South Texans. Allen Harrison, named President and Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Healthcare System in July, and Har- rison’s predecessor Jaime Wesolowski, who announced his retirement early this year to accept the position as President and CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, an equal owner of Methodist Healthcare System, will work together to maintain and enhance the partnership between the two organizations as they continue to de- liver vital health care services throughout South Texas. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to healthcare for uninsured and low-income families through direct services, com- munity partnerships, and strategic grant-making in 74 counties throughout South Texas. Methodist Healthcare System-San Antonio is the largest provider of healthcare in South and Central Texas. The health system is equally co-owned by both HCA and Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Methodist Healthcare Ministries is the largest, pri- vate funding source for uninsured patients in South Texas with a budgeted expenditure of more than $112 million this year for nearly 950,000 patient and cli- ent visits. This investment includes community grants to more than 90 agencies across South Texas in support of primary and preventive care, dental services, region- alization and community engagement, social services and behavioral health; and healthcare professional shortage. Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ programs include owned and operated clinics, wellness and par- enting programs, behavioral health services, nutrition and health education, and community-based nurses, health workers and counselors. The single largest area of giving this year is to primary and preventive care, with more than $12 million awarded to support programs designed to promote health, wellness and primary medical care services. CONTINUING THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE “I am ex- tremely humbled to lead this unique partnership as I am convinced this is the optimal structure for maximizing benefits to patients and to the community,” said Har- rison. “You achieve the best of all outcomes—leverage and scale on the hospital side to implement best prac- tices in an efficient cost structure, and local investment in the community of a magnitude that far outstrips any non-profit system. I look forward to leading Methodist’s continued journey to excellence in quality and pa- tient experience, service line growth, and geographic expansion.” Selected by the Board of Governors of the Method- ist Healthcare System, Harrison brings achievements in operational efficiency, financial growth and qual- ity outcomes as well as a deep understanding of this unique partnership as he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “Allen’s career offered him a certain combination of ex- periences that helped him develop a special skill set that uniquely positioned him for this role. His background in business development, physician relations, biomedical engineering and his clinical work situated him well as CEO for our flagship campus and now positions him for this next pinnacle role as leader of the entire Methodist Healthcare System,” said Dan Johnson, Chair of the Methodist Healthcare search committee and Chair of the Methodist Healthcare Board of Governors. “Close to 100 applications were received, consisting of an outstanding pool of internal candidates as well as qualified individuals from around the country,” added 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 ● F A L L 2 0 1 8 STROKE SURVIVOR SAYS THANK YOU FOR TIMELY CARE SEE PAGE 5 ® METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND METHODIST HEALTHCARE MINISTRIES ANNOUNCE NEW LEADERSHIP Johnson. “In the end, Allen was our unanimous choice as he clearly demonstrated his business acumen, his strong belief in faith and humanity and his ability to identify exceptional talent and be an unwavering servant leader,” added Johnson. Harrison held a variety of hospital administration positions as he worked his way up to serving as the CEO of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center from 2011 to 2017 and serving as CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital since 2017. “Methodist Healthcare is blessed to have Allen Har- rison as its new President and CEO. I have followed Al- len’s career over the years and have been impressed with his authentic leadership style, his faith and his overall knowledge of the healthcare industry,” stated Jaime Wesolowski. “I look forward to working with him while sitting in my role at Methodist Healthcare Ministries as I believe we can together help transform the delivery of healthcare for all in South Texas,” added Wesolowski. Harrison holds a Bachelor’s of Biomedical Engineer- ing degree from Oral Roberts University, a Master’s of Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver. Allen and his wife Stephanie have been mar- ried for 30 years and have four children. Jaime Wesolowski President & CEO, Methodist Healthcare Ministries Allen Harrison President & CEO, Methodist Healthcare