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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).

LSU Roaring 10 Award

CHRISTUS Health Louisiana-Southeast Texas Tops LSU ROARING 10 List

CHRISTUS Health Louisiana-Southeast Texas System has received a ROARING 10 company ranking by Louisiana State University. CHRISTUS Health Louisiana-Southeast Texas is ranked number one, climbing the list from a number three position on the ROARING 10 list.

Picture of the group that makes up the partnership between CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System and Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Partnering with Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is taking an exciting step toward bringing the next generation of physicians to this region. CHRISTUS has partnered with Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM) to educate medical students in the classroom and the field. CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth is one of three sites where SHSU-COM third-year medical students will do their clinical rotations beginning Fall 2022.

Janci Kimball, President/CEO, Nutrition and Services for Seniors and Paul Trevino, President and CEO, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Supports Nutrition and Services for Seniors’ 2021 Summer Fan Drive

The summer heat in Southeast Texas is something that should always be taken seriously, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations like seniors. Unfortunately, many of them live in homes without air conditioning. Every year, Nutrition and Services for Seniors looks to deliver relief from the heat through its Summer Fan Drive. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is supporting this year’s effort with a donation of 100 fans to the local organization.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas System to Shift to Self-Screening for Visitors at Hospitals, Facilities

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System continues to evaluate our policies and procedures as we operate in what we hope is the final phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have gradually allowed more access to our hospitals and other facilities, we are preparing to take another small step toward our new normal. Effective Monday, May 17, 2021, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas will move from human screeners to signage-based screening, allowing visitors to check their own symptoms.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas increases investment in Mid County with opening of new facility

In a move designed to accommodate our growing patient family and offer easy access to many of our neighbors, the new CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System facility will soon open its doors. The partnership between the new CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Orthopedic Specialty Center Mid County, Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute and CHRISTUS Family Medicine will bring several of the region’s highly trained orthopedic specialists and primary care physicians and providers under one roof.