St. Mary Announces Cath Lab Services to Remain at Short-Stay Surgical Hospital July 21, 2016

CHRISTUS SOUTHEAST TEXAS St. Mary, located at 3600 Gates Boulevard, will continue to provide outpatient diagnostic and low-risk interventional cardiac catheterization (“cath”) procedures, which include single vessel stenting.

“This decision came as a part of our ongoing discussions and planning with physicians and staff to ensure CHRISTUS has all services needed to transition St. Mary to a short-stay surgical hospital,” said Wayne Moore, St. Mary Administrator. “The physicians were informed of this transition the same day as the general public. Since that time, we have had extensive dialogue with these groups and determined the best decision for our patients and the community was to maintain outpatient cath lab services at St. Mary.”

As announced on June 29, St. Mary will lead the way and transition to a short-stay surgical hospital focusing on more outpatient care and less inpatient services. Last year alone at St. Mary, 98 percent of the care provided was on an outpatient basis.

Effective September 1, 2015, services that will remain at the existing St. Mary campus include:

  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Short-Stay Inpatient Surgeries
  • Outpatient Diagnostic/Low Risk Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations
  • Outpatient Services
  • Endoscopy Services
  • Radiology/Imaging
  • Laboratory Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy and Infusion Services

As a part of this transition, St. Mary will consolidate the following inpatient services to CHRISTUS SOUTHEAST TEXAS St. Elizabeth: Obstetrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric, Cardiovascular and General Medicine inpatient services.

On June 29, CHRISTUS HEALTH SOUTHEAST TEXAS announced a new strategic direction that will transform how health care is delivered to the nine counties it serves, and emphasize a new patient-centered model to provide access to care beyond the traditional hospital setting or through an Emergency Room. This move is part of the national trend of shifting health care from inpatient to outpatient services. By 2018, access points will grow from an existing 27 to more than 40 locations region-wide, adding access to urgent care centers, outpatient clinics, primary care practices and state-of-the-art specialty care.