Archive for October 1st, 2018

October 1, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital Recognized with Quest® Award for High-value Healthcare; Grimes and Burleson Hospitals Recognized for Top Performance in Premier’s QUEST2020™ Collaborative.

Navasota, TX, August 9, 2018 – CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were recognized this past June at Premier Inc.’s annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibit for providing outstanding patient care as critical access hospitals.

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital was recognized among its peer group, which consists of hospitals of similar size and patient mix, with the 2018 Quest® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc. This award is given to critical access hospitals that provide outstanding patient care and achieve top performance in all five areas of Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaboratives. These categories include affordability, effective care and coordination, prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality, person and family experience and patient safety.

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were also recognized as Top Performing Threshold Award finalists for achieving top overall performance in at least four of the five areas measured in Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaborative.

Premier’s QUEST2020 is a three-year program designed to help health systems connect with peers, evidence-based practices and data. The program is aligned with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Quality Strategy to provide care for individuals and the community. QUEST2020 members outperform their peers by 23 % in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and by 29 % in the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement alliance of approximately 3,900 U. S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations, recognizes hospitals, health systems and suppliers for their work to improve healthcare quality and costs.

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 thirty 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

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October 1, 2018

Nurse Practitioner Joy Trevino Joins CHI St. Joseph Health Internal Medicine and Primary Care Navasota

Bryan, TX, September 13, 2018— Nurse Practitioner Joy Trevino, a member of the CHI St. Joseph Health Mobile Care Team, recently transitioned to CHI St. Joseph Health Internal Medicine and Primary Care Navasota.

In her new role, Trevino joins long-standing Navasota physicians Drs. Luke Scamardo II, C. H. Prihoda Jr. and Pollachi Selvakumarraj, providing complete primary care services and disease management for local patients.

Part of the CHI St. Joseph Health team for more than 10 years, Trevino has specialized in Adult Geriatrics, seeing patients in CHI St. Joseph Health skilled nursing units and local nursing homes.

She has a Master’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from University of Wisconsin and an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Victoria College. She will graduate with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from UTMB in April 2019.

About CHI St. Joseph Health Internal Medicine and Primary Care Navasota: Led by Drs. Scamardo, Prihoda and Selvakumarraj, CHI St. Joseph Health Internal Medicine and Primary Care Navasota provides a full range of primary care services in a convenient location at 501 East Washington Avenue. The clinic, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, can be reached at 936-825.6444.

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