CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Prepares for Laura’s Impact

Updated August 27, 2020

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Slowly Resumes Normal Operations After Hurricane Laura (UPDATED at 5:30pm)

(Beaumont, TX, August 27, 2020) – Following Hurricane Laura’s landfall, we are pleased to report that, overall, our facilities fared well during the storm. We continue to assess and document any minor damage that needs repair. 

“Although we have prepared many times for the potential impact and aftermath of major storms, it is always a rigorous and intense process,” said Paul Trevino, President & CEO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “We thank and commend our Associates and physicians for their outstanding work and endurance during this storm to ensure we could meet the medical needs of our community.”

At this time, we are still restricting visitor access, meaning NO visitors are allowed in our facilities. Requests for exceptions must receive nurse administrative director approval. 

Please note the below schedule to resume services over the coming days.

SERVICES

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH: 
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute – Walk-in clinic only 
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center -- Emergency Room only (Outpatient Services remain closed) 
Jasper Memorial – All Services 

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST: 

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion – St. Elizabeth 
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute—All services 
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center – All Services 
All Medical Office Buildings at St. Elizabeth
Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center – St. Elizabeth

REMAINING OPEN:

St. Elizabeth ER open and ready 24/7 (back to normal operations and pedestrian/EMS access)
Jasper Memorial ER and ready 24/7 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION  

Please watch for any updates on our website at www.christussetx.org and on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx.

And, our public information line will be updated as well with important information: 236.3300.  
 

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Slowly Resumes Normal Operations After Hurricane Laura (UPDATED)

(Beaumont, TX, August 27, 2020) – Following Hurricane Laura’s landfall, we are pleased to report that, overall, our facilities fared well during the storm. We continue to assess and document any minor damage that needs repair.  “Although we have prepared many times for the potential impact and aftermath of major storms, it is always a rigorous and intense process,” said Paul Trevino, President & CEO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “We thank and commend our Associates and physicians for their outstanding work and endurance during this storm to ensure we could meet the medical needs of our community.”
At this time, we are still restricting visitor access, meaning NO visitors are allowed in our facilities. Requests for exceptions must receive nurse administrative director approval. 

Please note the below schedule to resume services over the coming days. 

Services  

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH: 
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute – Walk-in clinic only 
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center -- Emergency Room only (Outpatient Services remain closed) 
Jasper Memorial – All Services 

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST: 
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion – St. Elizabeth 
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute—All services 
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center – All Services 
All Medical Office Buildings at St. Elizabeth
Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center – St. Elizabeth

REMAINING OPEN:  

St. Elizabeth ER open and ready 24/7 (back to normal operations and pedestrian/EMS access)
Jasper Memorial ER and ready 24/7 

Important Resources for Information  

Please watch for any updates on our website at www.christussetx.org and on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx.

And, our public information line will be updated as well with important information: 236.3300.  

Associate and Medical Staff Update As of Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12pm

SITUATIONAL OVERVIEW 

This morning we are resting in the peace that damage in Southeast Texas was much less severe than we expected and planned for. Hurricane Laura officially made landfall in Cameron, LA near 1am as a strong Category 4. Laura continues to move northward as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain continues across Louisiana away from immediate coastal areas, and they continue to monitor the potential for flash flooding.

OUR RECOVERY

We are pleased to report that our facilities fared well during the storm overall. CBRE has reported very little damage to the exteriors and critical infrastructure equipment. If you are aware of any damage caused by the storm, remember, we need to document any damages with pictures prior to being repaired. Please email any photos with the location and date of the photo to Diana Miles (diana.miles@christushealth.org).

ASSOCIATE AND PHYSICIAN MEALS: 

A dinner meal for purchase will be available for associates and physicians from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Effective Friday, August 28th, the cafeteria will resume its regular operating hours of 6:30am - 4:00pm, 7 days a week. The physician dining room will also resume its normal operations on Friday, August 28th.

VISITOR ACCESS: 

At this time we are still restricting visitor access, meaning NO visitors are allowed in our facilities. Requests for exceptions must receive nurse administrative director approval.

SERVICES

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH: 
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute – Walk-in clinic only CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center -- Emergency Room only (Outpatient Services remain closed) Jasper Memorial – All Services

THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 31ST: 

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion – St. Elizabeth
CHRISTUS Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute—All services
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center – All Services
All Medical Office Buildings at St. Elizabeth
Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center – St. Elizabeth

REMAINING OPEN: 

St. Elizabeth ER open and ready 24/7 – Back in normal operating locations (public entrance on 14th 
Street and EMS drop on North Street)
Jasper Memorial ER and ready 24/7

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION 

The Incident Command Center and Communications Command Center are both activated and reachable
by calling the following:

Incident Command Center – 236.1800
Communications Command Center (all media, communications and public relations issues) – 236.7170

The CHRISTUS Facebook page will also continue to be updated frequently. 
https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx

Our public information line with updated information is 236.3300. 
Our Associate/Physician line with updated information is 236.3900.

UPDATE- CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth ER is back to normal operations (8.27.20)

CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth ER is back to normal operations.  The ER registration and triage access for pedestrians is back to 14th street and EMS drop is back to North street.  Patients no longer need to go to Main Entrance on Calder.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System to suspend elective surgeries at noon today

(Beaumont, TX, August 25, 2020) – Due to the local evacuation orders and work preparing for Hurricane Laura, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System will cease performing non-emergent and/or elective surgeries and procedures at our facilities as of 12:00pm, noon on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  

This plan will remain in place for patients who have procedures scheduled for both Wednesday and Thursday as well. The main Operating Rooms at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth will remain open for emergency surgeries and procedures. 

If you have a scheduled procedure for one of these days please plan to reschedule with your doctor after this time of emergency passes. 

We thank you for your understanding.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our community.

We ask the community to remember our NO VISITOR policy is still in effect. Only those who are considered essential to patient care will be allowed to accompany patients.

Please watch for any updates on our website at www.christussetx.org and on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Prepares for Laura's Impact as Marco Weakens

(Beaumont, TX, August 24, 2020) – We continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura across the Gulf of Mexico. As Tropical Storm Marco continues to weaken and becomes less of a threat to Southeast Texas, Tropical Storm Laura is expected to strengthen before making landfall in southeast Texas to south central Louisiana late Wednesday/early Thursday, possibly as a major hurricane.

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System continues to take all necessary precautions, in advance of the storms, to protect our patients, our Associates and physicians and secure our facilities. Watch our video of Paul Guidroz, Chief Nursing Executive, sharing our Preparation message: https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx/posts/3297472606985669

At this time, we do not anticipate any impact to our facilities or services on Tuesday, August 25, with the following exception:

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary Outpatient Center – Outpatient services will be unavailable beginning Tuesday. The ER will remain open and ready 24/7.

We continue to closely examine the impact these storms will have to our scheduled procedures and outpatient services for the remainder of the week.

We ask the community to remember our NO VISITOR policy is still in effect. Only those who are considered essential to patient care will be allowed to accompany patients.

Please watch for any updates on our website at www.christussetx.org and on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx.

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