Beaumont, Texas –The new 36,500-square-foot CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County opens April 27 for patient care, bringing high-quality health care services once found only in large hospital campuses, into the Port Neches, Groves, Nederland and Port Arthur communities.
“Our goal has always been to provide the highest level of technology, physician care and expertise to Southeast Texans, providing the best in the health care close to home,” said CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Healthy System CEO Paul Trevino. “We are pleased with the success of our nine-county regional strategy that we began in July 2015, which has allowed us to bring the new Mid County facility into the communities we serve.”
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County features a high-tech imaging center and in-house laboratories, a women’s center, the area’s only certified concussion center focused on sports-specific rehabilitative therapy and an emergency center that is open 24-hours, 7 days a week with direct access to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and St. Mary for acute, major, and trauma services.
The center will also provide a host of outpatient therapy services including speech, occupational and physical therapy, helping patients prevent or recover from an injury, improve overall physical condition, or address medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke, or other disabling issues. The Hyperbaric & Wound Center will offer advanced assessment and treatment options for wounds resulting from diabetic ulcers to slow healing surgical wounds. Twenty-six new positions have been created at the new center.
“The center adds one more licensed hospital location to the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System,” said CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System President of Ambulatory Services Ryan Miller. “Now patients may choose services and an ER closest to them, whether that be the new outpatient center in Mid County, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary in Port Arthur, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth in Beaumont or CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial in Jasper.”
CHRISTUS regularly evaluates how the community uses their facilities. According to patient usage analysis in 2014, 98 percent of patients were treated on an outpatient basis. “We listen to the needs of our patients, our physicians, our community. They want to have their doctors, emergency rooms, labs and radiology services close to them; they want the relationship with the provider, too. It’s been the catalyst behind all of the changes we initiated when we announced our transformation in June 2015,” said Miller.
By 2020, CHRISTUS plans to have more than 40 locations across nine counties, adding access to urgent care centers, outpatient clinics, primary care practices and state-of-the-art specialty care.
In January 2017, CHRISTUS acquired a 6.2-acre lot southwest of the new Outpatient Center for the development of Mid County’s first micro-hospital. Construction plans for the micro-hospital are yet to be finalized. “We are still in the earliest stages of development. Acquiring the land is the first phase of the process, but one of the most significant,” said Miller. The planned micro-hospital will complement the care to be provided at the CHRISTUS Outpatient Center Mid County.
In 2015, CHRISTUS announced a new strategic direction that would transform how health care is delivered to the nine counties region, emphasizing a new patient-centered model to provide access to care beyond the traditional hospital setting or through an Emergency Room. This move was part of the national trend of shifting health care from inpatient to outpatient services.
Our progress in this strategic direction includes:
- Transformation of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary to a short-stay surgical hospital
- Opening of the Wound Care Clinic at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary
- Expansion of a third Beaumont Bone & Joint Institute location in Port Arthur
- Expansion and upgrades to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth, including the NICU and Outpatient Lactation Clinic, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and development of the Excellence in Joint Replacement program
- Alignment with the area’s top neurosurgeons at Golden Triangle Neurocare and cardiovascular surgeons at Associated Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
- Additions of specialty services at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial including the expansion of a 4th Beaumont Bone Joint Institute location and the CHRISTUS Family Practice and Women’s Health Center in Jasper.
“Our strong, thriving network of talented physicians, therapists and medical staff, practicing in locations like CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Center Mid County and the future micro-hospital, mean Southeast Texans have access to the best in health care in neighborhoods across our region,” said Miller.