Methodist Health System Facilities Receive UnitedHealth Premium Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center Designations

June 12, 2012

Methodist Health System has received UnitedHealth Premium Interventional Cardiac Care Specialty Center designations for Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, as well as a provisional one-year designation for Methodist Richardson Medical Center.

The UnitedHealth Premium specialty center designation program recognizes facilities that meet the program criteria for quality outcomes and cost effective care. The program is designed to help consumers make more informed choices in selecting facilities committed to quality health care. The UnitedHealth Premium designations mean that patients can depend on Methodist Health System for conscientious, reliable cardiac services care.

“Methodist Health System is honored to receive these important designations from UnitedHealthcare,” says Methodist Health System President and CEO Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE. “At Methodist, we are committed to improving and saving lives through compassionate, quality health care, and we are delighted that UnitedHealth has recognized that our facilities, with our outstanding physicians and staff, meet or exceed national standards of care.”

To receive these designations, each facility was required to meet extensive quality and outcomes criteria based upon nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality, and outcomes reporting.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and our blog.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

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