About CHRISTUS St. Michael Atlanta
At CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta, our mission is to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ,” by providing quality, compassionate care to all. We strive to provide continuous, compassionate care for our patients and their families, always looking for ways to incorporate the latest best practices and new technology into our services. This is demonstrated through our accreditation by The Joint Commission, our health system's affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic, and numerous awards and recognition.
The hospital first opened on March 1, 1972, as Atlanta Memorial Hospital. In the years following the Great Depression, the federal government enacted several major pieces of legislation and healthcare programs that would change the face of healthcare. During the 1960s, implementation of federal healthcare initiatives began to have an impact on rural medical practices. Soon, physicians and business leaders in Atlanta and Cass County became proponents for a new, modern, public hospital in Atlanta. In 1968, the Atlanta Hospital Authority was created, and the plans for the hospital were underway. The new hospital would be funded through federal funds, bond sale proceeds, and community donations.
In 2012, the Atlanta Hospital Authority and Atlanta Memorial Hospital signed a 10-year lease agreement with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. On January 1, 2013, the hospital was renamed to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta. The 43-bed acute-care hospital continues to provide general and medical care for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room patients. Services include radiology, laboratory, respiratory, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, home health, as well as other wellness programs.
We are honored to serve the greater Cass County region as well as the four-states region of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana through our two primary campuses in Atlanta and Texarkana. We know you have a choice when it comes to choosing quality health care for your family. Thank you for choosing CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta!
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For over 100 years, charitable support from the community has made an incredible impact on both CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital and local families.
It was a late summer evening in 1916 when Phillip Brooks found his way into a boiler room of a building in Texarkana. As a transient, he had no job, no money, no ties to the community.
The Auxiliary Volunteer Program at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta provides community members with the opportunity to serve others.