Construction to Begin at New Outpatient Center in Mid County February 25, 2016

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.”