Archive for December, 2019

December 18, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Foundation to Host Fifth-Annual Gran Fondo March 22, 2020

Bryan, TX, December 17, 2019—CHI St. Joseph Health Foundation will host the fifth-annual Gran Fondo cycling event Sunday, March 22, 2020, with proceeds benefiting CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center Patient Services.

Offering a choice of 20-, 40-, 70- or 100-mile scenic routes, the ride will begin with a rolling start at 7:30 a.m. at The Stella Hotel, located at 4100 Lake Atlas Drive, in the Lake Walk Development. Gran Fondo has been designated a Recommended Ride for the Texas MS 150, which will make its way through College Station later in the spring! To learn more about the Texas MS 150, please visit

The Gran Gravel 500 will begin at The Stella Hotel on Thursday, March 19, at 5:00 a.m. This self-supported, 500-mile race will travel through two National Forests in east Texas, with Gran Fondo Co-Chair Billy Rice leading the route.

Join us Saturday, March 21, from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. for a pre-ride concert at Lake Walk Town Center where there will be activities for the entire family including food trucks and a kid zone!

Donations and proceeds from these events will provide support for cancer patients receiving treatment at CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center.

To sign up for the ride as an individual, team captain or join a team, visit Additional information is also available at

Volunteer opportunities for the Gran Fondo range from individual jobs to group activities.

“We would love to have as much volunteer participation as possible,” said Chuck Konderla, CHI St. Joseph Health Foundation Director. “Riders and volunteers send a strong message of support to our cancer patients and survivors.”

About CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center: Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center offers complete services to identify and treat breast, prostate, lung, colon and many other cancers. The Cancer Center’s breast program is the only center in the Brazos Valley accredited as a Center of Excellence by the ACS National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or]


December 5, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital Reaccredited as Level 3 Stroke Support Facility

Caldwell, TX, December 5, 2019—The Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) has reaccredited CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital as a Level 3 Stroke Support Facility with zero deficiencies.

A Stroke Support Facility provides resuscitation, stabilization and assessment of stroke victims and either provides treatment or arranges for immediate transfer to a higher level of stroke care, such as CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital. It also provides ongoing educational opportunities in stroke-related topics for health care professionals and the public and implements stroke prevention programs.

“The surveyor commented on the strength of our stroke program and our team’s close collaboration within the stroke team, Regional Hospital and medical staff,” said Kurt Sunderman, Director of Operations for CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital. “Our designation as a Level 3 support facility underscores our commitment to providing quality, life-saving care to stroke patients in our community.”

All CHI St. Joseph Health Critical Access Hospitals are credentialed as Stroke Support Facilities, with a designated stroke coordinator who oversees the stroke program and ensures the program meets safety and quality standards set by the state and accrediting agencies.

About CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital: A critical access hospital in Caldwell, CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital offers a Level IV Trauma Center with 24-hour emergency care, inpatient, outpatient, wellness, imaging, laboratory services and occupational, speech and physical therapy. It is also home to a Senior Renewal Program, designed to enhance the emotional health of senior adults, providing group psychotherapy and individual and family therapy. Burleson Hospital, stroke accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services, also provides cardiopulmonary services, providing oxygen therapy and EKGs.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 979-774-2158 or]