History of Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Continuing a History of Caring for the Community

Methodist Health System is one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems. It is the mission of Methodist Health to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare. In June 2009, Richardson Regional Medical Center joined the Methodist family.

Methodist Richardson Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center Bush/Renner expanded the Methodist footprint to serve communities in Richardson, North Dallas, Plano, Wylie, and the surrounding areas with two emergency departments, a cancer center, behavioral health and addiction recovery services, a sleep disorders center, five Methodist Richardson Primary Care Clinics, and more.

In April 2014, we opened a new 125-bed, four-story acute care hospital, located at the southeast corner of Renner Road and President George Bush Highway. In the years since, the hospital has expanded to 209 beds, and is now able to provide care to more of our community members than ever before.

Grounded in faith

Methodist Health System was envisioned, funded, and supported largely with the help of the United Methodist Church, and our covenant agreement with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church stands to this day. Throughout our history we've operated consistent with the United Methodist Church's healing ministry. The ties to the United Methodist Church have been strengthened further by the presence of Methodist ministers and church members on governing boards, an ongoing commitment to pastoral education, 24-hour chaplain services, and health ministries at local churches.

Committed to Our Community

Methodist's continued commitment to the community is represented in a number of outreach activities. We are particularly proud of the Asian Breast Health Outreach Project, which provides education and mammogram screenings for uninsured and under-insured Asian women.