Archive for August, 2016

August 11, 2016

CHI St. Joseph Health to Develop City of College Station Employee Health Clinic

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Bryan, TX – CHI St. Joseph Health recently signed an agreement
with the City of College Station to open a non-urgent care health clinic for about 1,700 city employees, dependents over the age of 5, and retirees enrolled in the city’s group insurance plans.

Located in the CHI St. Joseph Health South College Station Medical Office Building at 2803 Earl Rudder Freeway, the City of College Station Employee Health Clinic is scheduled to open this fall. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice clinician, a licensed vocational nurse, a certified nurse assistant/medical assistant, and an office assistant.

In addition to offering non-urgent care, the clinic will also offer occupational medicine services and treatment for on-the-job injuries. The proposed clinic hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

The agreement represents an expansion of CHI St. Joseph Health’s Employee Health services, which launched a similar partnership four years ago with the City of Bryan. Earlier this year, that clinic expanded and relocated to 2308 E. Villa Maria, Suite 100 in Bryan, creating a single location that also serves Bryan ISD employees and their families.

Across both clinics, CHI St. Joseph Health will provide care for as many as 6,000 local city and school district employees.

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About CHI St. Joseph Health

Established in 1936, CHI St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. CHI St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. CHI St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit CHIStjoseph.org.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 19 states and comprises more than 103 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. For more information, visit CatholicHealthInitiatives.org.

 

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August 10, 2016

CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital Opened August 1

BRYAN, Texas – HealthSouth Corporation and CHI St. Joseph Health hosted a grand opening celebration for CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partnership with HealthSouth, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Approximately 150 hospital employees, members of the community and healthcare and community leaders attended the event which included hospital tours and a ribbon cutting ceremony. A presentation was held prior to the ribbon cutting and included remarks from HealthSouth President and CEO Jay Grinney, CHI St. Joseph Health President and CEO Rick Napper, Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Royce Hickman and CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Amy Gray. CHI St. Joseph Health Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Penny Dunn performed a blessing ceremony for the new hospital.IMG_1482

“Our partnership with HealthSouth and the expansion of inpatient rehabilitation services is another example of our commitment to lead the advancement of healthcare for our community,” said Rick Napper, President and CEO for CHI St. Joseph Health. “As we consider our expanding population and the projected growth rate for those 65 and older here in the Brazos Valley, we feel it is important that our community have access to best in class rehabilitation services designed to meet changing needs and increasing demand.”

The 49-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital opened to patients on Monday, Aug. 1. The newly renovated space, located at 1600 St. Joseph Dr. near the CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital campus, includes an on-site pharmacy, state-of-the-art technologies and an expanded on-site therapy gym. The hospital, which is fully ADA accessible, provides inpatient rehabilitation services including occupational, physical and speech therapies to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions and amputations.

“This rehabilitation hospital is the product of two healthcare leaders coming together with patient care and needs in mind,” says Gray. “We look forward to taking first steps with patients after a hip fracture, assisting them with safely returning to their favorite hobbies after a stroke and helping them say their first words after experiencing a brain injury. This hospital will provide the expertise, the space and the tools needed to accomplish those goals as well as integrating these patients back into the community.”

About CHI St. Joseph Health

Established in 1936, CHI St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. CHI St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. CHI St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit CHIStjoseph.org.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at healthsouth.com.