CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Facilities Move to Normal Operations

Update September 11, 2017 12:00 p.m. CST

Now Open:

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion is fully open and running normal operation, surgeries are scheduled at OPP on Tuesday
CHRISTUS Minor Care on Dowlen is open
All CHRISTUS Medical Office buildings are open and operating with full capabilities with potable water – includes Wellness Center, OPP, Park Medical 1, 2 and 3 open


Updated September 8, 2017 5:30 p.m. CST

As of today, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is moving back to full, normal operations with the exception of some limited services at the CHRISTUS Outpatient Pavilion St. Elizabeth (OPP).  We expect that to remain until the city water comes back online.  As such, this update is expected to be the last formal communication.  If additional updates are needed, we will communicate those as they develop.

Water Update

The City of Beaumont reports no definitive timeline for the restoration of potable city water. CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth is functioning at normal operations with the support of an auxiliary water system. 

Restoring Full Operations:

The following CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System facilities are in normal operation:

  • CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • CHRISTUS St. Mary Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center/BBJ to include Saturday Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Jasper Memorial Hospital
  • CHRISTUS clinics in Rayburn, Kirbyville and Jasper
  • Dubuis Hospitals
  • Kate Dishman Rehabilitation Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion is open for mammography and other limited services. Imaging plans to open on Monday, September 11th.
  • CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County
  • TOPA is open with limited clinic and radiation therapy services in the Cancer Center
  • Promptu Dowlen (9 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
  • CHRISTUS Family Medicine Lumberton
  • CHRISTUS Family Medicine Port Neches
  • CPG Beaumont Adult Medicine
  • CHRISTUS Family Medicine Groves
  • Jasper Surgical
  • CHRISTUS Family Medicine Port Arthur (new temporary location @ 8445 Memorial Blvd, Suite 500, Port Arthur, TX  77640)
  • Dr. Ivanova will see her CPG patients at Promptu Dowlen
  • CHRISTUS Outpatient Pavilion, Wellness Center, Park Med I & II operating with limited capabilities
  • CHRISTUS Minor Care Center- Beaumont (opens on Monday, September 11, 2017)
  • CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Rheumatology Associates
  • CHRISTUS Preventive Medicine of Southeast Texas

Impacted Facilities

LIMITED SERVICES - CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion is open for mammography and other limited services. Imaging plans to open on Monday. Full operations are dependent upon potable city water.

Physician Medical Offices

The Medical Office Building at the Outpatient Pavilion St. Elizabeth is open, including mammography.  The Wellness Center, Park Med I & II are operating with limited capabilities due to the city water outage.

Please see below for a list of offices that are open:

  • CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Pain Management, office of Dr. Ehdaie is open for normal hours in addition to special clinic hours on Saturday, September 9th.
  • SETMA
  • ACS
  • Anesthesia Associates
  • BIMGA
  • Dr. Nestor Punay
  • SETX OB/GYN
  • Dr. Sprott
  • GTN/Spine Center
  • Surgical Critical Care Associates
  • Dr. Marissa Curry
  • Dr. Schrapps/Bariatrics
  • ACTS/CV Surgery
  • SETX urology
  • Dr. David Caldwell
  • Dr. Russell Perry
  • Dr. Tamerla Chavis
  • Dr. Ben Beckert
  • Dr. Grigoriy Rodonaia
  • Smith & Smith Family
  • Dr. Alvin Prause
  • Infectious Disease Associates
  • Endocrine Clinic of SETX
  • SETX Pulmonology Associates
  • Dr. Ajith Kuriakose
  • Dr. Kurt Lee/ Dr. Reji John
  • Dr. Ray Derderian / Dr. Diaz
  • Dr. Lonnie Bean
  • Beaumont Derm & FP

Cafeteria Resuming Normal Retail Operations

As we begin to resume normal operations with in CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Region the cafeteria will transition back to normal retail operations beginning, Saturday September 9th, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.

Weekend Hours (Saturday and Sunday)
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Monday - September 19th, 2017 will return to regular cafeteria hours

Hospital Visitors

Patient visitors are welcome at our facilities and can use any acceptable guest entrance moving forward.
  

9/04/17 Update 12:00 p.m. CST

CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth moves from emergency to standing up normal operations

Amidst recovery, engineering teams and sister cities Port Arthur and Nederland pitch in to activate secondary water supply for hospital

Beaumont, TX Six days after Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey dumped record rainfall in Southeast Texas, coupled with The City of Beaumont losing water supply, CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital has sustained, remains open and is moving from emergency to normal operations. 

The city of Nederland has provided water, and engineers have been working around the clock to plan and install a secondary water system to move potable water into the hospital. Similar agreements have been established with city of Port Arthur if needed.

The hospital is currently providing care to 119 patients, while the four CHRISTUS emergency centers, including St. Elizabeth, have provided care to 1,400 patients since Monday, August 28. 

“With the announced closure of other hospital facilities last week, and CHRISTUS the only other hospital in Beaumont, we knew we needed to do everything in our power to keep our 290-bed hospital and trauma center open during this tragedy to serve our community,” said CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System CEO Paul Trevino. “Each day we find solutions to new issues, each day we thank God that we can give medical care to those who need it. The cities of Port Arthur and Nederland have been true partners—and we couldn’t be more grateful.” 

Two water wells on the CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth campus have provided non-potable water for infrastructure operations and patient care. Potable water has been stored on campus for emergent crisis situations, an additional 12,000 gallons of water was shipped in on Saturday. 

“Our critical care nurses received relief from 20-hour-shifts with a contingent of 50 RNs from varied CHRISTUS facilities throughout Texas and Louisiana. Our supplies, such as food, linen, pharmaceuticals continue to be replenished,” said Trevino. 

Visitors to CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth are able to enter through secured access points, like the main entrance, and should be prepared to show proper identification. Security guards are stationed at hospital entrances to protect patients and guide visitors. If community members have relatives within the hospital, they can call 409-892-7171 to be connected to their loved ones. 

Emergency centers at CHRISTUS St. Mary Hospital and CHRISTUS Outpatient Center – Mid County have been operating at full capacity since Thursday. CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital is open, providing patient care in full capacity. 

“We are working our way back to normalcy after this catastrophic flood event,” said Trevino. “As a source of healing for our community, we believe in the power of our ministry,” said Trevino. “It’s been a challenging experience, but CHRISTUS physicians, Associates and administration remain steadfast that our compassion and service will persevere; that the Beaumont, Port Arthur and surrounding communities will persevere.”


9/03/17 Update 8:00 p.m. CST

CHRISTUS patients who have elective surgery scheduled the week of September 5th, please reach out to your physician for more details on their operating hours.  
Patients with questions can visit www.christussetx.org or call 409-892-7171. 

CHRISTUS facility operating hours and closures

  • Jasper Memorial Hospital is open regular business hours for all patient care.
  • The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Outpatient Center (OPP) is closed through Tuesday, September 5. 
  • All elective procedures and surgeries for St. Elizabeth and St. Mary Hospitals, including the St. Elizabeth OPP, have been cancelled through Tuesday. 
  • CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center/BBJ clinic will be open on Tuesday, September 5.
  • CHRISTUS clinics in Rayburn, Kirbyville and Jasper will be open on Tuesday, September 5.
  • Mid County Outpatient Center Emergency Services is open. All other services are closed.
  • CHRISTUS Minor Care, the CHRISTUS provider-based clinics, and Promptu clinics are closed.
  • The following CPG clinics are closed: Southeast Texas Rheumatology Associates, Beaumont Adult Medicine, Promptu Dowlen, Preventive Medicine of Southeast Texas, Groves Family Medicine, Port Arthur Family Medicine, Lumberton Family Medicine, Port Neches Family Medicine>

9/02/17 Updated 8:00 p.m. CST

Patient Visitor Access

While CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth remains open, we are operating on limited resources and are reserving our water and other supplies for our patients during their stay. In efforts to continue providing the best care possible, we are asking for limited family/visitors and that these visits be for short periods. Like the rest of the Southeast Texas area, water and other resources are on short supply. While we have backup resources for these situations, we are closely monitoring our supplies as part of our continuance of quality patient care.

Visitors with proper identification are currently allowed to enter via our Emergency entrance on Fourteenth Street. Security guards are stationed at our entrances to protect our patients and to guide visitors to the correct location at this time.

If you need additional information you may call 409-892-7171.


9/01/17 Updated 8:00 p.m. CST

CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Water Updates

There are two water wells on the CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth campus that provide non-potable water for infrastructure operations and patient care. Potable water is stored on campus for emergent crisis situations. Portable water can be replenished as needed.  

We also have plenty of bottled water at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth for drinking and to meet other needs for potable water. We have made an extensive investment and are installing an auxiliary water system supported by tanks that we hope will be able to pump water up to all floors of the hospital. This will support toilets, showers, instrumentation sterilization and other medical use needs to begin the process of moving back to full hospital operations.


9/01/17 Updated 8:00 p.m. CST

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Operations Updates

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth REMAINS OPEN for Trauma, Emergencies, and Critical Care Services. St. Mary Hospital Main ED and CHRISTUS Mid County OPC ED are also open to support our community. We have not and are not evacuating our facilities.

Facilities and Operations

  • All elective procedures and surgeries for St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and Jasper Memorial Hospitals, including the St. Elizabeth OPP, have been cancelled. We will continue to assess the situation on when elective procedures will be re-instated.
  • The CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth OPP is closed.
  • Mid County OPC Emergency Services and supporting services to the ER are open. All other services are closed.
  • CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center/BBJ is closed.
  • CHRISTUS Minor Care, the CHRISTUS provider-based clinics, and Promptu clinics are closed.
  • Our CHRISTUS clinics in Rayburn and Jasper open on Friday. The Kirbyville clinic is closed.
  • Additionally, the following CPG clinics are closed. We will continue to assess the situation on when these clinics will reopen:
    • Southeast Texas Rheumatology Associates
    • Beaumont Adult Medicine
    • Promptu Dowlen
    • Preventive Medicine of Southeast Texas
    • Groves Family Medicine
    • Port Arthur Family Medicine
    • Lumberton Family Medicine
    • The Port Neches Family Medicine CPG clinic will be open on Friday.
  • The CHRISTUS SETX Associate Health department will also be closed on Thursday. 

Please Contact House Supervisor at St. Elizabeth and St. Mary ER charge nurse for any injuries/exposures.

We are grateful to our Associates and the community for rising up during this unprecedented challenge to care for one another. We appreciate your dedication and ongoing commitment to our ministry and for living our mission through your actions that are extending the healing of Jesus Christ.


08/31/2017 Updated 11:00 a.m. CST

Emergency and Trauma Center open only for urgent, seriously injured

The City of Beaumont lost water supply early Thursday morning after midnight, causing CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System administrative emergency operations to enact water conservation to care for 256 patients currently receiving care within the hospital and critical, emergency cases. The hospital is urging the community to only visit CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth if there is a critical, life threatening medical need. 

“The situation is critical; however, CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth infrastructure was built to sustain during crisis situations as the one our community is enduring due to massive amounts of rain and flooding from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey,” said CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System CEO Paul Trevino. “We have assessed and secured our facilities to ensure the safety of our patients and Associates, and have enacted water conservation protocol. We have support and supplies from our corporate office in Dallas that allows for care of patients.”

Two water wells on the CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth campus provide non-potable water for infrastructure operations and patient care. Potable water is stored on campus for emergent crisis situations. Potable water can be replenished as needed. 

“We are estimating 1 gallon of potable water per person per day on our campus, which means we only have essential medical staff caring for patients. Our resources are limited, therefore asking our community to not visit the hospital unless there is a critical medical need,” said Trevino. 

All non-essential, non-medical persons at the hospital are being moved to shelters in the area.  

“We are not evacuating St. Elizabeth at this time,” said Trevino. “We may consider selective transfers that require specialized services that cannot be provided due to the water situation. In the meantime, we are communicating with emergency management so they are aware we are accepting critical and trauma patients only.” 

As new information becomes available from the City of Beaumont and emergency management personnel, CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth will adjust operations accordingly. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary in Port Arthur and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County emergency services remain open for critical, urgent medical needs. 

“We are sheltering in place with our remaining patients who require hospitalization, and have enough supplies to continue to provide high-quality care for the next several days,” said Trevino. “Our faith remains steadfast that our community will continue to persevere in this crisis.”

If community members have relatives within the hospital, they can call 409-892-7171 to be connected to their loved ones.