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Methodist Medical Group History

Methodist Medical Group was established in 1995 to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to North Texas

Former President/CEO David Hitt envisioned establishing a greater presence outside of hospital campuses, and placing primary care centers in the community, closer to the patients Methodist serves. In September 1995, the first office opened in South Grand Prairie, bringing to life this new vision.

As the group continued to grow, adding offices in Desoto and Cedar Hill, Methodist leadership determined it would be best to transform the professional association into a 501A, and MedHealth was born. During the early 2000s, MedHealth continued to add more locations in Grand Prairie and Cedar Hill.

When Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, joined Methodist Health System as president and CEO in 2007, he had a vision to grow the primary care access points and increase the scope of Methodist outside of historical service areas. The first facility opened under this directive was Methodist Uptown Medical Group.

In addition to growing in size and expanding its footprint in the marketplace, MedHealth added specialists to the medical group. The neurosurgeons at Methodist Moody Brain and Spine Institute were the first specialists to join. MedHealth continued to thrive, and over the next 10 years opened more than 20 primary care locations, and added 15 specialty practices.

In December 2016, MedHealth began operating under the name Methodist Medical Group. The new name better reflected the physician group’s affiliation with the health system and its transformation into a larger multi-specialty

Methodist Medical Group will continue to expand and make progress in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. Professionals in the medical group continue to work together to increase healthcare access to patients through telemedicine, ambulatory centers, and urgent care centers.

While the past two decades have brought expansion of the medical staff, locations, and a name change, the original vision of delivering quality care to the communities Methodist serves still guides the decisions we make and remains the cornerstone of our success. We are proud to be a part of the Methodist vision to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare.