Heritage Wall unveiled at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center January 05, 2016

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center celebrated 30 years of service to our patients with a blessing and unveiling of its Heritage Wall. The display honors more than 145 years of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, which began with a humble journey of three nuns on a mission to serve San Antonio, and continues to this day at the CSRH-MC campus in the South Texas Medical Center.

“It’s very humbling to view the Heritage Wall. The legacy of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is palpable, and it extends itself to every family member, every patient that comes to visit with us,” said Chris Bowe, FACHE, president, CSRH – MC. “Our Associates can work anywhere in health care, but they choose CHRISTUS Santa Rosa because of the culture, and this wall represents that culture: of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

“It is very exciting to witness the growth of CHRISTUS,” said Sister Corine Walsh, C.C.V.I, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word – San Antonio. Sr. Walsh served at the CSRH-MC campus for seven years, and was honored to find her photo among many installed within the Heritage Wall. “I know that many of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who came before us, Bishop Claude Dubuis, and our foundresses are looking down on us from heaven in deep gratitude.”

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center recently achieved an “Exemplar” designation for its service to patients 65 and older, through the program Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, or NICHE. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center is the only hospital within the State of Texas to hold the NICHE “exemplar” designation, and it is the only site of the Acute Care of Elders (ACE) Program. Besides specialized training for nurses, physical features within the Hospital and ACE Center have been designed to better accommodate seniors. The Hospital is also home to the Senior Behavioral Health Center: an inpatient unit dedicated to the mental health of seniors providing short-term inpatient care for adults over age 65 with a primary psychiatric illness.