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Read the stories below for the programs and services we support.

Woodalls-and-MejiaPaying it Forward

Patients like Cynthia and Kirk Woodall are paying it forward in support of a new $20 million unit for transplant and advanced surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Kirk’s surgeon Alejandro Mejia, MD, FACS, and others will care for patients in this unit, before and after a life-saving transplant. Read more.

runner ​Running on Recycled Part

In the months after getting a new liver, most transplant patients return to work, enjoy time with their families, and go back to hobbies they love. Mike Barker took it a step farther — actually, 13.1 kilometers farther. Just seven months after his liver transplant, Mike crossed the finish line of the 2019 Cowtown Half Marathon wearing his signature “Running on Recycled Parts: Transplant Recipient” T-shirt. Read more.

nursesTraining physicians for the future of medical care

Methodist Health System is committed to serving the healthcare needs of our community — today and tomorrow. Our outstanding Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency and fellowship programs help meet these needs by consistently investing in the next generation of healthcare providers. Read more.

Expanding to meet the needs of our community

Methodist Dallas Medical Center created the Sammons Enterprises Geriatric Trauma Unit with special features tailored specifically to patients 65 years and older. Methodist Digestive Institute has expanded with the John R. Ford Family GI Laboratory and Advanced Endoscopy Center to bring advanced imaging and endoscopic equipment for diagnosing and treating GI conditions and cancers. Read more.

Janaki SubramanianA voice for sexual assault victims

Janaki Subramanian, RN, CA-SANE, oversees the only Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in Oak Cliff and southern Dallas. Read the March 2020 D Magazine article about Janaki and the life-altering SANE program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Methodist Dallas has provided approximately 900 patients with compassionate, confidential care through this program. For more information about the need for ongoing support, please email the Foundation at or call (214) 947-4555.

Mobile Mammography UnitBreast Health Outreach Services

The Women’s Imaging Center at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers have made it possible for Dallas-area women to easily access breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and education through the mobile mammography unit. Philanthropic dollars enable Methodist Health System to provide free screenings and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in Dallas and beyond. Learn more.