SAN ANTONIO -

Methodist Hospital celebrated 15 years of service in the community Wednesday.

In honor of the special occasion, staff members dressed as their favorite superheroes and passed out special goodie bags to young patients.

Hospital CEO Mark McLoone said the facility has grown since it opened in 1998. "We expect to grow with San Antonio, expanding our facility, our medical staff and engaging in new programs," said McLoone.

McLoone added the hospital is among the nation's largest providers of blood and bone marrow transplants for children.