The Methodist Hospital System is a nonprofit health care organization based in Houston, Texas. It has extended the world-renowned clinical and service excellence of its founding entity, The Methodist Hospital, through a network of community based hospitals. Affiliated with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church , The Methodist Hospital System works closely with local church leaders to bring compassion and spirituality to all of its endeavors and to help meet the health needs of the community it serves. A legacy of medical milestones has attracted patients from around the world to Methodist since 1919. In 1996, The Methodist Hospital System was established to extend Methodists health services beyond the Texas Medical Center and into communities throughout Houston. Its international physician referral network -- with information centers in Guatemala City and Mexico City and medical affiliations with hospitals spanning four continents -- has extended the Methodist reach into the world community as well.
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