History of Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Serving Southern Dallas County for More Than 40 Years

Methodist Charlton Medical Center is part of Methodist Health System, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems. Methodist Health System opened Charlton Methodist Hospital (which would later be named Methodist Charlton Medical Center in 2003) in 1973 to serve the growing communities of Southern Dallas County.

The Methodist Health System Board of Directors was determined to grow a strong healthcare provider in this area, and initiated a $100 million dollar building program. As a result Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas Medical Centers continue to grow alongside the communities they have served for so long.

Expansion Through the Years

In 2009 Methodist Charlton saw further expansion with the opening of the new patient bed tower, which features:

  • The addition of spacious, modern patient rooms (301 patient rooms – up from 254) with flat screen TVs and wireless Internet connections
  • A new surgery suite with seven operating rooms, including one specially designed for heart surgery
  • A new dedicated orthopedic unit with a rehabilitation room for patients and their families
  • Three nurses stations per patient floor
  • Nursing alcove for each pair of patient rooms, providing greater access to nurses
  • Bright, open lobby with a coffee shop nearby
  • Larger dining area offering guests a comfortable place to eat and relax
  • Expanded free visitor parking

Where We Are Today

Today Methodist Health System's service areas cover a population of well over one million people. We believe that the innovation, dedication, and vision that have helped us thrive over the past decades will help ensure our strength well into the future. We look forward to serving our community for generations to come.