Archive for December 5th, 2019

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.

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December 5, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Partners with HealthPoint to Open Rockdale Clinic

Bryan, TX, November 25 2019— CHI St. Joseph Health, with the support of the Rockdale Hospital District, has partnered with HealthPoint to open a HealthPoint clinic in Rockdale, TX. The clinic, which opened on November 4, 2019, provides primary care services to the Rockdale community.

Located at 1701 Pecos Avenue, the Rockdale HealthPoint clinic has traditional office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Currently, the facility only offers primary care services; however, the needs of the community will continually be assessed to determine if other services should be offered.

The Rockdale community has been without a medical facility since January 2019, when Little River closed under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Karla Woods, Advanced Practitioner, who originally worked in the Little River clinic in Rockdale, has returned to the community and is currently seeing patients. Additionally, physicians Miguel De la Torre, MD, Family Practice, and Jeanet Tannous, MD, Pediatrics, have been employed and are practicing in the newly established HealthPoint Rockdale clinic. Kristen Gainer, Advanced Practitioner, will also be returning to serve the community in 2020. She is currently at the HealthPoint Caldwell clinic.

“CHI St. Joseph Health is proud of our strong history of commitment to communities like Rockdale. We understand the need for stable healthcare in every community, and we are excited to be able to provide that security to the Rockdale community,” said Theron Park, president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health.

About HealthPoint
HealthPoint is a regional not for profit, working in partnership with CHI serving the greater Brazos Valley neighborhoods and providing access to services and support programs, including medical, pharmacy services, mental health and dentistry.

About CHI St. Joseph Health
CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station and CHI St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital (formerly College Station Medical Center). CHI St. Joseph Health is home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. CHI St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Together, the CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network includes over 100 employed primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as well as addressing the overall health of the community. It is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) which recently joined with Dignity Health to form CommonSpirit Health, a new nonprofit national health system committed to advancing the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more about CHI St. Joseph Health at

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