COVID-19 response from CHRISTUS Health We want to be perfectly clear – our hospitals, emergency rooms and physician offices are open, safe and here for you. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness remain the same. As we continue to learn more about the effects of this virus, the expansion and creativity of coming up with more ways to keep you and your family safe are constantly top of mind. The latest example of that involves our ground-breaking antibody test that can detect who has been infected with COVID-19—AND—who might now carry protective antibodies. This additional layer of screening will help us survey for asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among inpatient and urgent surgery patients. CHRISTUS is the first in our communities and is leading the nation in using this advanced method of screening. The safety of our patients, Associates and physicians is our top priority.
About 300 local Dallas residents will receive Christmas gifts this year from CHRISTUS Health Associates! Catholic Charities identified almost 300 members of the community in need of some Christmas cheer and CHRISTUS Health Associates chose anonymous “angels” from a Christmas tree to help make their holiday a little brighter.
Welcome Home, Chris! We are so pleased to welcome Chris Karam, FACHE, as the new President &amp; Chief Executive Officer of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System! Chris will also serve as Senior Vice President of Group Operations for CHRISTUS Health ministries in Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Chris was born at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and raised in Oakdale. He has over 35 years of experience in health care, a number of which were spent at CSFC. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX, during which time the hospital earned numerous accolades and awards, including U.S. News &amp; World Report Best Hospital in Texas in 2016 and 2017. Our CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini family looks forward to Chris’ dedication and passion for the area and people. We are excited for the future of health care in Central Louisiana, and welcome his positive and encouraging presence.
Meet Kevin Holland, President and CEO of CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana. He will oversee both CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital and CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital. Holland and his family have moved to Lake Charles from Jackson County, Mississippi, where he spent almost 20 years with Singing River Health System, serving most recently as its CEO. His 23 years of experience in health care include work in operations, strategic planning, joint venture and business development, and in health plans. Please join us in welcoming him to SWLA!
#CHRISTUSCares Almost 30 CHRISTUS Associates and leaders, including CHRISTUS CEO Ernie Sadau, spent a recent Saturday working hard with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a local Dallas-area family. We are proud to give back to our community and enact our mission - to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - whether at work or in daily life.
Associates, Physicians, volunteers, and leadership gathered at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South to celebrate their Level III NICU designation! At every hour, any day of the week, the Neonatal Intensive Care Units provide the highest level of specialized care for our smallest patients.
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler has been recognized as one of the best hospitals by U.S. News &amp; World Report for a variety of services including: - Common Adult Procedures, - Conditions of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), - Colon Cancer Surgery, - Heart Bypass Surgery, - Heart Failure and - Knee Replacement. The 2018-2019 U.S. News &amp; World Report also ranked CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital—Tyler as the 11th best hospital in the state of Texas and designated the hospital as “Recognized” in the Piney Woods Region.
We're excited to announce that CHRISTUS Santa Rosa's WIC Clinic is the first in the state to win the Gold Premier Loving Support Award. Presented by the USDA and State WIC Program, the Gold Premier Loving Support Award recognizes agencies who provide exemplary breastfeeding promotion. Not only is CHRISTUS Health the only WIC agency in Texas to earn this award this year, it's just one of 12 WIC agencies in the country to earn it overall; which clinic officials called an honor to receive.
Monserrat Sarmiento was only one week old when she had her first operation. She received the tiniest of pacemakers but her condition was very serious and after a few years her small pacemaker ceased to be a solution to keep her alive. At the age of six, she was considered a national priority in her country of Chile. Find out how the UC CHRISTUS network of health professionals, complex surgeries and a new heart have helped save Monserrat's life on our blog, CHRISTUS Calling, here:
We are thrilled to officially open our new hybrid surgery suite at CHRISTUS Shreveort-Bossier, the latest in surgical and cardiovascular advancements! The hybrid operating room bridges the gap between interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to treat patients in an environment that features next-generation imaging and operative capabilities for multiple interventions – without moving patients to various ORs and procedure rooms!