The health and safety of our communities remain top priority as we continue to work tirelessly to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are actively taking measures in doing this by carefully screening each patient for covid symptoms before they enter our facility, having our healthcare workers wear masks, and sanitizing all of our work areas with hospital-grade disinfectant. If you are ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath or have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID symptoms, call 1-800-458-4559 to be connected to our CHRISTUS COVID Hotline. Learn More

COVID-19 March 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Universal Masking

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain of utmost importance. Beginning Monday, April 6, patients and visitors will be required to bring their own mask to wear while in our hospitals or outpatient clinics. You can learn more about how to make your own cloth masks by visiting the CDC website. Our health professionals providing care for presumed COVID-19 or known COVID-19 patients are expected to wear N95 respirator masks. Hospitalized patients do not have to wear a mask while in their rooms.


March 29, 2020 - 2 p.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System COVID-19 Visitor Statement

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain the top priority at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. Therefore, in line with the latest guidelines issued by Governor Greg Abbott and other state health officials related to COVID-19, we have revised our visitor policy. We thank the community for understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. Effective tomorrow, Monday, March 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System has implemented a NO VISITORS POLICY except those essential to patient care. This is difficult for all of us because we are a family at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas and we know how important family can be for our patients. However, we have to ensure that we are doing best by all of our patients and ensure everyone has a safe and healing environment during their stay with us. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas continues to screen everyone who comes into our facilities through designated entrances including physicians and Associates. Essential visitors are visitors that are required to accompany the patients for vital care or communication needs, as outlined below:

Emergency Department: None; except parents with children under 18, one visitor with patients unable to make decisions and for those in a critical situation (number of visitors will be determined by medical/nursing staff)

Inpatient/Intensive Care Unit Visitors: No visitors except for those in a critical and end of life situation

Outpatient Visitors: No visitors unless caregiver is necessary for transport or assistance

Labor & Delivery Patients: One support person only (no changing out)

NICU & Pediatric Patients: Two parents ONLY. Pediatric patient parents not allowed to leave room

End of Life Care: Exception will be made by medical/nursing staff for clergy and family

Patients Undergoing Outpatient Procedures or Testing with Sedation: No visitors.

Patients can be dropped off at designated entrances. Patients will give contact information to hospital team of a support person to contact with patient status or that the patient is ready for discharge.

“We continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines at all times, as well as the guidance we receive from the Texas Health Department. We are firmly convinced that it is the diligence of our clinical caregivers and the excellent care they provide that will steer us through this pandemic,” said Paul Trevino, President and CEO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. We successfully practice infection prevention every day. We can assure you that your care and safety are a top priority.&rdquo:

 


March 25, 2020 - 4:40 p.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Announces New Hours, Temporary Facility Closures

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Outpatient Pavilion and Park Medical

  • OPP Surgery will close due to suspension of elective cases
  • Beaumont Bone and Joint Clinic will remain open due to high patient demand
  • OPP Lab will close at 6:00 pm on 3/26/20; future services will be provided in the main hospital
  • OPP Imaging will close at 6:00 pm on 3/26/20; future services will be provided in the main hospital
  • OPP Wound Care will reduce hours of operations to meet current schedule of confirmed patients
  • OPP MOHS will treat emergency patients only based upon stringent criteria
  • Provider based clinics will adjust operations by clinic to meet the demands of their schedule daily
  • Park Medical OP Rehab will consolidate operations to MWF from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Cardiac Rehab and the Disease Management Clinic will close at end of business on 3/26/20
  • Minor Care Beaumont on Dowlen Road will close at 6:00 pm today
  • Physician offices in all CHRISTUS MOB’s will operate per the instructions of each practice

CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center Mid County/South County

  • OPC Lab will compress schedule to 7:00 am to 12:00 pm M-F effective end of business of on 3/26/20
  • OPC Imaging will compress schedule from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm M-F effective immediately
  • Outpatient Infusion is under review; however, current operations remain in place and will compress based upon patient demand
  • ED services at this location will remain open 24/7
  • Center for Health Management will close 3/26/20; Maternity and Women’s Center will adjust hours based upon patient demand

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial

  • Outpatient Services for Radiology and Laboratory will be reduced from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Kirbyville Clinic will adjust hours beginning Monday to Thursday to 9:00 am to 2:00 pm with Friday to 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Flexing will continue to occur based upon clinic demand
  • Jasper Clinic will adjust daily based upon patient demand
  • Retail pharmacy will reduce hours to meet the needs of patients

March 20, 2020 - 5 p.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Updates COVID-19 Visitor Policy

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas remains a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. From physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — all our Associates are involved in making sure we provide a safe environment for our patients. Every single day.

Our leaders and infection control experts continue meeting daily to monitor the ever-changing situation and respond swiftly and appropriately. This is an unprecedented event in modern medicine, and we are learning every day. So, as the facts change and we learn more about the progression of this disease and the demands it places on our providers, staffs and resources we will work together to adjust our policy and practice to ensure we are providing the best care for Southeast Texas.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas wants to assure the people who trust in us for their health care that we are prepared and stand ready to care for our community. Because our goal is to ensure our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care, we are following CDC guidelines and implementing new visitation restrictions. The goal of these updated visitor procedures is to limit the risk of exposure to our patients, visitors, Associates, physicians and volunteers.

We strongly recommend each patient to invite only one designated visitor per day. The goal of this updated visitor procedure is to limit the risk of exposure to our patients, visitors, Associates, physicians and volunteers. All visitors will be screened.

Visitors and patients will still be guided to enter our hospitals through a designated areas or emergency room. The guidelines for visitors accompanying patients to in-patient procedures remains in place.

Thank you for understanding, and your patience and support as we take steps to better protect our patients and community during this unprecedented time.

At CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, we remain vigilant in responding to this evolving situation, meeting throughout the day to ensure we are prepared to respond to present and potential future needs of our community. We continue to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for healthcare facilities located in areas, like ours, that are not experiencing community spread. We do have emergency preparedness plans in place and are fully prepared to execute as appropriate for our community circumstances.


March 19, 2020 - 5 p.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Answers COVID-19 FAQs

Q: Can you test for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A: Yes, and we are. For patients who meet testing guidelines, we can collect samples that are sent to the appropriate state or commercial lab facilities. The results for COVID-19 can only be obtained through state or select commercial labs.

Q: Can anyone be tested for COVID-19?

A: Due to the limited availability of testing by state and commercial labs, we are currently following guidelines set by CDC to determine the most appropriate patients to collect samples for testing. We are following testing guidelines set by CDC

Q: What does a test entail?

The process, though invasive and uncomfortable, is very simple and quick. Essentially, it is the same as getting a flu test. Patients have a swab, much like a long Q-tip, inserted through their nose to reach what is known as the nasopharyngeal area. That’s where cells are collected and then sent off for testing.

Q: I heard the government is making more tests available – when can more people be tested?

A: On March 13, the federal government announced plans to make COVID-19 testing more readily available to the public. No dates have been announced, and it is uncertain when these measures will be in place. We know it will likely be rolled out first to those states who have experienced more widespread community outbreak. Texas has not been one of those states. Governor Greg Abbott did announce last week more testing sites would be utilized in Texas and any extra resources are welcomed by us.

Q: If I go to the emergency room, or have a doctor’s note, can I be tested?

A: At this time, we will only submit testing for patients who meet the criteria set by the CDC or Texas Health Department. Physicians are able to test for the virus if you meet that criteria. If you do not qualify for testing, your physician can still help you manage your symptoms and follow guidelines to minimize exposure to others.

Q: Should everyone who has COVID-19 symptoms be seen by a doctor?

A: We are learning from the CDC, that the majority of people with COVID-19 have minor symptoms and do not require inpatient medical care or testing. Individuals with minor symptoms are advised to stay home rather than seek testing or medical care. People with symptoms or concerns specific to COVID-19 can call the county hotline at: (409) 550-2536. Please note that these screening calls may determine that you need to see your physician or a provider for care and management of your symptoms. However, seeing a provider does not guarantee you will meet the guidelines for testing of COVID-19.


March 17, 2020 - 6 p.m.

Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth to temporarily close

In the interest of public health and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision in collaboration with a number of health officials to temporary close the Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth (HWC) to the public. This is decision that has not been made lightly. As of Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30 PM , HWC and the Healthy Options Café will be closed until further notice. As a health care and wellness leader it is our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

We know during this time we can lead the way in being proactive to prevent the spread of the virus and that is what we are trying to do at this time. We are proud of our facilities. They are state-of-the-art, clean, transformative and just generally amazing places to belong to with even more amazing people behind it all. However, we want to do everything in our power to keep the people we love safe. We cannot thank you enough for being a member at HWC. By maintaining your HWC membership, you in turn help our staff and their families during this time and it puts our facility in a better position to serve you when we reopen.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay tuned for our updates on some exercises you can do at home. We’ll provide some great ideas to keep you active. Please visit and bookmark our website page CHRISTUSHWC.ORG/coronavirus Facebook.com/CHRISTUSHWC for updates.

We’re in this together.


March 17, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Statement Regarding COVID-19

We continue to work in solidarity with our partners in the health care community, city and county leaders, and local health authorities to ensure our community is well prepared. Together, we stand united in our commitment to keep the people we serve safe.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System wants to assure the people of our community who trust in us for their health care that we are prepared and stand ready to care for our community. At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System facility. To ensure that our facilities continue to be safe places to receive care, we will be implementing the following temporary visitation restrictions:

  • One visitor per patient (with the exception of Labor and Delivery and Post-Partum where the addition of one support person is allowed.)
  • New visiting hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our visitors can expect within the next 48-72 hours, to be guided to one entrance for the following facilities:

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Hospital

  • Main entrance on Calder Avenue

CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center Mid County

  • Main entrance on Ninth Avenue

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial Hospital

  • Main entrance on Marvin Hancock Drive

Beaumont Bone & Joint Institute

  • Main entrance on Laurel Avenue

CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Outpatient Pavilion

  • Entrance TBD

All visitors can expect to be screened for coronavirus (COVID-19) at those points of entry.

At CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, we remain vigilant in responding to this evolving situation, meeting throughout the day to ensure we are prepared to respond to present and potential future needs of our community. We continue to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for healthcare facilities located in areas, like ours, that are not experiencing community spread. We do have emergency preparedness plans in place and are fully prepared to execute as appropriate for our community circumstances.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System facilities remain a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. From physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — all of our Associates are involved in making sure we provide a safe environment for our patients. Every single day.


March 14, 2020 - 4:30 p.m.

We continue to work in solidarity with our partners in the health care community, city and county leaders, and local health authorities to ensure our community is well prepared. Together, we stand united in our commitment to keep the people we serve safe.

At CHRISTUS, we remain vigilant in responding to this evolving situation, meeting throughout the day to ensure we are prepared to respond to present and potential future needs of our community. We continue to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for healthcare facilities located in areas, like ours, that are not experiencing community spread. We do have emergency preparedness plans in place and are fully prepared to execute as appropriate for our community circumstances.

CHRISTUS facilities remain a safe place for all to receive quality care. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. From physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — all of our Associates are involved in making sure we provide a safe environment for our patients. Every single day.


March 12, 2020 - 12:02 p.m.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Statement Regarding Rumors of COVID-19 Spread in South Texas

CHRISTUS values the importance of collaboration and coordinated action for the identification and care of those patients exhibiting signs of the COVID-19. Which is why we continue to follow CDC interim guidelines and work non-stop, in partnership with local, state and federal government authorities. We are fortunate to be part of a local health care community committed to responding to the needs of these patients in the safest manner necessary. In the event that possible coronavirus patients need hospitalization after screening, we have identified a portion of our facility as the best place to allow us to isolate and safely care for any potential patients without risk of transmission to other parts of the facility.

At CHRISTUS, we have always screened visitors to our clinical points of access for international travel, to assess for various evolving infectious disease risks, including this one. If a patient meets the current CDC criteria, and is exhibiting symptoms consistent with the virus, we will isolate the patient in a private room and take proper respiratory precautions to safely assess and treat them It’s still flu season. We continue to encourage all our patients and the community to practice good respiratory hygiene habits, like washing hands frequently and covering mouths while coughing especially during times like this where catching the flu is a far greater risk.

CHRISTUS Health currently convenes daily, sometimes more, to check in on our emergency preparedness plans. We have had many hands on deck during this process. Nearly everyone — from physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — is involved in making sure we can do best for our patients our Associates and this community we serve.