Golden Cross Ministry

History  |  Mission  |  Brochure  |  Support 

 The history and mission of the Golden Cross Ministry

For the uninsured, unemployed, elderly, and poor facing chronic or serious illness without the financial means to access health services, assistance from the Golden Cross Ministry can help them receive the care they need through the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic.The Golden Cross Ministry began in 1921, conceived through the faith and commitment of Rev. Charles Selecman and seven men in a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church in Dallas:

  • Layton W. Bailey
  • W.C. Everett
  • Dan Morgan
  • M.J. Norrell
  • Rev. J.A. Old
  • Gus W. Thomasson

With the support of Methodist churches throughout the North Texas Conference, these dedicated men envisioned a ministry that would revolutionize the way health care is delivered to those in greatest need.

Caring for the community

Generations later, the vision has endured and is no less revolutionary. Thanks to the faithful support of generous individuals, Methodist churches, and caring physicians, the Golden Cross Academic Clinic at Methodist Dallas Medical Center has become a reality.

Today, the Golden Cross Ministry provides:

  • Free medications for eligible patients through the MedAssist program
  • Social services, nutrition services, and health education programs to help Golden Cross patients remain well and active at their workplaces and in their communities
  • Short-term counseling services to help these patients learn better ways to cope with chronic illness

Golden Cross Academic Clinic — today and into the future

The Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic The Golden Cross Academic Clinic — named to honor that visionary Sunday school class — is a well-equipped, modern medical facility located in the Margaret and Robert S. Folsom Building near Methodist Dallas Medical Center that will serve as many as 25,000 patients a year.

The faculty physicians, residents, interns, registered nurses, and other health care-related professionals who staff the clinic provide compassionate care, health education, and outreach services to improve the health of the community.

In addition to serving patients' current wellness and chronic-illness management needs, the Golden Cross Academic Clinic provides valuable medical training and experience to doctors whose professional skills will continue to benefit the community in the future.

Golden Cross mission statement

Golden Cross is a faith-based program of Methodist Health System and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for health care to North Texans who cannot afford it.

Golden Cross Academic Clinic
122 W. Colorado Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208
214-947-6700 – phone
214-947-6701 – fax


Caring for the Community: Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic Brochure

Click here to download a brochure about the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic, a modern medical home for members of the Dallas community.

Download a brochure about the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic, which offers a medical home for members of the community in need of affordable health care for internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, and general surgical services.  The Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic also provides assistance to patients with low incomes.

If you are interested in supporting vital health care and community programs or would like information concerning wills and bequests, please contact the Methodist Health System Foundation at 214-947-4555.

The brochure is in PDF format. If you cannot read the PDF, download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 


 
Fountain in the lobby of the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic erected in grateful acknowledgement of generous donors to the clinic.
Sculpture erected in grateful acknowledgement of 
generous donors to the Methodist Dallas 
Golden Cross Academic Clinic

Support Golden Cross

Your financial donations help provide health care services for the underserved

The Golden Cross Academic Clinic has served thousands of people in North Texas with affordable health care. Your support is needed to help us continue our mission.

Your donation at work

Donations to the Golden Cross help provide:

  • Free medications for patients who qualify through the MedAssist program 
  • Social services, nutrition services, and health education programs to help Golden Cross patients remain well and active at their workplaces and in their communities
  • Short-term counseling services to help these patients learn better ways to cope with chronic illness
  • Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program, an innovative approach that provides comprehensive care and education to expectant mothers who are at risk for preterm delivery
  • Services to older adults including help with community social services, so they may remain as healthy an independent as possible as they age

 

Art acknowledging generous donors in the lobby of the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic
Lobby art gratefully acknowledging generous 
donors to the Methodist Dallas 
Golden Cross Academic Clinic

Every donation makes a difference 

Donations of all amounts help provide the care made available through the Golden Cross Academic Clinic.

Your individual gifts to the Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic, along with the continued support of the Methodist churches in the North Texas Conference, are essential as we strive to make this partnership of faith and compassion even more meaningful for future generations.

Each church is encouraged to commit to or continue the pledge of one dollar per member, first initiated after the original founding of the Golden Cross Ministry.

Individuals are also asked to remember Golden Cross as a meaningful recipient of contributions to honor or remember loved ones or as a beneficiary of wills and other bequests. 

Contact the Methodist Health System Foundation

For more information about the Golden Cross Ministry, contact the Methodist Health System Foundation at 214-947-4551 for more information or consider making a secure online donation.