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  • Construction to Begin at New Outpatient Center in Mid County

    Today, CHRISTUS announced construction is set to begin at the new 36,000 sq. ft. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County (OPC) on Highway 365. The journey forward for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System includes a new strategic direction that is transforming how CHRISTUS Health Southeast Texas delivers healthcare to the nine counties it serves as well as a new patient-centered model to provide access to care beyond the traditional hospital setting or through an Emergency Room.

    “In the time since our announcement last year, we have worked with our physicians, SETX leadership and Associates, and community to better understand needs and ensure the best configuration of the new Outpatient Center for its many services. The floor plans are now complete and the exterior design will transform the building from its original use to our modern outpatient center,” said Paul Trevino, CEO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “It is our hope for construction to begin in earnest in March with the facility to be licensed and operational in October of this year.”

    This $10 million investment will serve the community with:

    • 24/7 Emergency Room
    • Imaging Center
    • Women’s Center
    • Laboratory Services
    • Sports Medicine/Concussion Center
    • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
    • Hyperbaric/Wound Care Center

    While beginning the OPC construction will be a visual confirmation of the ongoing transformation and strategic direction for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, the system has already completed much, much more in the past seven months. The system is well down the path toward the goal to deliver the nine county region a fully integrated health system. Since the announcement last summer, many of the accomplishments include: 1.) the unification and re-branding all of locations across Southeast Texas under one name: CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, 2.) CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary has transformed to a short stay surgical hospital being embraced by the community and physicians, highlighted by very high patient satisfaction, 3.) the pain management capabilities have been expanded at St. Mary and a wound care department has opened at St. Mary, 4.) CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth has begun renovation and improvements with the $2.5 million upgrade to the region’s only State Certified Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and 5.) St. Elizabeth will make a $1.5 million investment to modernize the catheterization lab expanding current capabilities for today and well into the future.

    CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial has further established the organization’s commitment to bringing the latest technology advances to the region by adding 3D mammography, expanded surgical services and pain management. Additionally, the system’s overall promise to the community to expand healthcare access points within the region, adding new primary care locations, outpatient clinics and services continues to flourish.

    “We are making great progress on our goal to attract new physicians to our health system,” said Trevino. “Our Southeast Texas physicians are embracing our vision to help our community Live Well, and we are well on our way to accomplishing our goal of adding 40 new physicians by 2018.”

    As CHRISTUS continues to transform, the community can continue to rely on the distinguishable, excellent quality it has provided its patients for more than 130 years. The system has received numerous heart and stroke awards from the American Heart Association and Texas Joint Commission, and was awarded the National Research Corporation Consumer Preference Award for the 12th year in a row.

    Trevino adds, “The future is bright for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System as we continue to expand our services and help our community LIVE WELL.”

  • Bariatric Center designated as Institute of Excellence

    The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center, located on the CHRISTUS Hospital – St. Elizabeth campus, has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Excellence for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

    "We are proud to be recognized for our Bariatric expertise and the quality of care we provide to our patients through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to ongoing care after surgery," says Jerome Schrapps, M.D., Medical Director, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center. “With this certification, this gives us the ability to care for any and all patients with Aetna insurance, giving those patients who are obese who are struggling with weight loss a place to turn for a solution to a healthier lifestyle.”

    Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions.

    The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center helps people safely and permanently achieve their long-term weight loss goals, whether through gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or lap band surgery. Since the center’s inception, they have performed over 1,000 successful surgeries.

    For more information on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Bariatric Center visit online or call 409-839-LOSE (5673).

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System to Revise Visitor Guidelines

(Beaumont, TX, September 10, 2020) – The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain the top priority at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. However, we also understand how family, neighbors and members of the community play an important role in healing. Therefore, we are revising our visitor policy.

Associate and Medical Staff Update As of Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12pm

This morning we are resting in the peace that damage in Southeast Texas was much less severe than we expected and planned for. Hurricane Laura officially made landfall in Cameron, LA near 1am as a strong Category 4.

Laura continues to move northward as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain continues across Louisiana away from immediate coastal areas, and they continue to monitor the potential for flash flooding.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Slowly Resumes Normal Operations After Hurricane Laura (UPDATED)

(Beaumont, TX, August 27, 2020) – Following Hurricane Laura’s landfall, we are pleased to report that, overall, our facilities fared well during the storm. We continue to assess and document any minor damage that needs repair. 

“Although we have prepared many times for the potential impact and aftermath of major storms, it is always a rigorous and intense process,” said Paul Trevino, President & CEO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “We thank and commend our Associates and physicians for their outstanding work and endurance during this storm to ensure we could meet the medical needs of our community.”

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Prepares for Laura’s Impact

(Beaumont, TX, August 25, 2020) – We continue to closely monitor the progress of now Hurricane Laura as it intensifies across the Gulf of Mexico. As expected Laura strengthened and is expected to make landfall to Southeast Texas or Southwest Louisiana late Wednesday/early Thursday morning as a major hurricane.

We are Here and Ready When You Need Care

CHRISTUS is aware of Governor Abbott’s order relating to the need for increased hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (in Jasper and Jefferson counties). While we fully appreciate the concerns raised by the increased rate of cases in Southeast Texas, we also want to ensure that those in need of care from CHRISTUS are not unnecessarily harmed or forced to delay needed procedures.