Officials with San Antonio-based nonprofit Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. said June 14 their organization is investing $149.9 million in 2023 to advance health equity and strengthen communities across its 74-county service area.

The big picture

MHMST officials said this dollar amount includes direct services, community investments, development of community partnerships and advocacy initiatives that create help to level the playing field for individuals to thrive.

MHMST officials also said their nonprofit’s investment this year is a 25% increase from their 2022 investment, and is designed to further address systemic inequities and socioeconomic barriers that keep people from living their healthiest lives. Of the 130-plus community investment grant recipients in 2023, 40% were first-time recipients for MHMST.

Some of the partner organizations funded by Methodist Healthcare Ministries include CentroMed, WINGS, Jewish Family Service of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank and the Texas Diaper Bank.

What they’re saying

MHMST President and CEO Jaime Wesolowski said their nonprofit aims to help broaden the definition of health care through partnerships with community-focused agencies across Texas.

”Our mission of ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ shines more brightly when reflected through the bold vision, leadership and hard work of our board of directors, 475-plus team members and partners caring for our communities in ways are uniquely positioned to do to advance health equity in our 74-county service area,” Wesolowski said.