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2016

Sister Madeleva Joins CHRISTUS St. Michael Spiritual Care Team

CHRISTUS St. Michael welcomed Sister Madeleva Manzanares to our Spiritual Care Staff on Oct. 31, 2016. Sister Madeleva will help address the spiritual care needs of our patients, and her fluent Spanish will be valuable as she works with our Hispanic patients. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sister Madeleva...

CHRISTUS St. Michael Receives Joint Commission Certification in Spine Program

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Program Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Spine Program underwent a rigorous on-site...

Mckamie Receives Founders Award for Genomic Nursing Practice

Tammy Mckamie, RN, MSN, OCN, GCN, Cancer Genetic Educator, W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS ST. Michael, was presented with the International Society of Nursing Genetics (ISONG) Founders Award for Genomic Nursing Practice at the 2016 ISONG World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. The purpose of this award,...

Thornell Named VP-CNE

Louise Thornell, MSN, MsBA, RN, NE-BC has been selected as Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive for CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, TX, effective May 15, 2016. The announcement was made by Jason Rounds, COO/Administrator. “Louise brings over 30 years of health care and nursing experience to this role...

The Facts About Zika: What you need to know

What is Zika Virus Disease? Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It has also occasionally been spread through sexual intercourse with an individual with the active infection, and it...

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Designated as a Texas Ten Step Facility

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System has taken a giant step toward improving the health of newborns and infants by once again earning the Texas Ten Step Program facility designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Texas Ten Step Program encourages breastfeeding as the preferred method of...

CHRISTUS St. Michael Receives Arkansas Stroke Registry Award

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System was recognized for its outstanding stroke care performance by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry (ASR). Awards are based on the level of adherence to stroke care performance measures documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry for the time...