Since opening in March 2009, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital has grown significantly to carry out its mission of serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all. Methodist Stone Oak Hospital celebrated its five-year anniversary with a day-long celebration with its outstanding team of physicians, nurses and support staff. The hospital was designed as a “hospital of the future,” offering the community a wide range of medical services that are both high-tech and high-touch.
Patients and guests will immediately recognize many special features upon arriving at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. All patients and guests can receive free valet parking and the hospital has 140 private rooms. The facility features many modern amenities including a program that allows patients to make their own meal choices from a restaurant-style menu.
The emergency department features a quick check-in process for patients. A computerized kiosk allows patients to check-in efficiently, scan their identification and insurance cards and provide basic information about the type of symptoms they are experiencing. In addition, the hospital has partnered with Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, to provide pediatric emergency services to better serve families in the Stone Oak area.
In 2013, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital had a record year for delivering the most babies in its five-year history. The obstetrical team welcomed more than 1,400 newborns into the world. The Methodist Stone Oak Fertility Surgery Center opened this year to help families grow. One in eight couples will struggle with infertility issues and the new center is dedicated to helping couples overcome medical issues that may prevent successful pregnancies. Call 210-575-0355 for a free physician referral and find a doctor specializing in fertility treatment.
The hospital’s surgical team has established an outstanding reputation for services including neurosurgery, orthopedics, heart surgery, robotic and many other minimally invasive procedures. Methodist Stone Oak Hospital recently expanded to add a Hybrid Operating Room that allows surgeons to perform highly complex cardiovascular procedures in a single room. The hospital’s robotic surgery program is a member of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, which requires high quality standards and outcomes among the surgical team.
The hospital has established an outpatient infusion center in early 2013 to provide patients undergoing cancer treatment with a convenient treatment facility closer to home. In addition, a dedicated inpatient oncology unit opened last year with a highly experienced team of oncology certified registered nurses. In addition, the hospital has added a Breast Health Navigator to the oncology team. The navigator is a registered nurse who assists patients diagnosed with breast cancer to find resources, overcome barriers and coordinate care. To reach the nurse navigator at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, please send an email to Laura.Lopez4@mhshealth.com.
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital received the Women’s Choice Award for being named a “Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Heart Care” in 2013. This past February, the hospital began hosting a WomenHeart support group focused on providing inspiration to women living with heart disease and those seeking ways to improve their heart health. The group meets at the hospital at 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., Classroom One on the first floor, from 6-7 p.m. Upcoming meetings and topics include:
May 29 Link Between High Blood Pressure and Stroke
June 26 Get Your Heart Pumping: Exercise – Yoga to Cardio!
August 28 How Does Anger Affect Your Heart? Learn Anger Management Skills
September 25 CPR Skills: How to Save a Life
October 30 Don’t Let Stress Control You! Learn Stress Management Skills
All are welcome to attend. Please contact cfreemanLoveMuch@gmail.com to learn more.
Another feature the hospital recently introduced is the Patient Portal. Inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients seen on or after March 27 can securely access information about their medical records, lab test results, allergies, discharge summary and more. This new feature is being piloted at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and patients are encouraged to access the site from Methodist Stone Oak Hospital’s webpage. To log in, you’ll need a Medical Record Number (MRN) that will be provided to you upon admission and then you can view your health information online. The Patient Portal is just another example of how Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is advancing patient care is unique ways that are both high-tech and high-touch.