Archive for February, 2020

February 26, 2020

CHI St. Joseph Health to Move Women’s, Pediatric Services to College Station Hospital

(February 26, 2020 – Bryan, TX) CHI St. Joseph Health will move women’s and pediatric services to College Station Hospital, located at 1604 Rock Prairie Road, previously College Station Medical Center. This move will occur sometime in the summer of 2020.

Women’s services consists of labor & delivery, post-partum, nursery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in-pediatric care and gynecological services. All will move from Regional Hospital (Bryan) to College Station Hospital. By transitioning these services to College Station Hospital, St. Joseph Health can offer patients and their families a more comforting environment. The location allows convenient parking and easier access to the facility.

With this move, St. Joseph Health will expand the space and privacy of our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to all-private NICU rooms. Private NICU rooms improve the safety of our tiniest patients by limiting exposure and providing a better experience for patient and family visitation. This also creates a more soothing healing environment. Our Level II NICU accreditation will remain and we will continue the existing relationship with Texas Children’s Hospital Neonatologists, who care for our newborns, both in the nursery and the NICU.

“We believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable care, and services, and this change aligns with our mission of emphasizing human dignity and social justice while creating healthier communities,” said Theron Park, President and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “We will continue to care for the most vulnerable in our communities, but by moving this service to College Station Hospital, we improve accessibility of it. As with anything we do regarding patient care, we kept our mission and values at the forefront of this decision.”

This also increases space and growth opportunities at Regional Hospital in Bryan, allowing St. Joseph Health to offer new services to the community.

For more information, please visit CHIStJoseph.org/womens for more information.

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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 CHIStJoseph.org.

 

 

February 24, 2020

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

Navasota, TX, February 17, 2020The Texas Department of State Health Services has reaccredited CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital as a Level 3 Stroke Support Facility in Trauma Service Area-N for its commitment to ensuring quality care is available for stroke patients in Grimes county and the surrounding areas.

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 leadership role in developing a successful stroke program,” said Erin Marietta, Director of Operations for CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital. “Our designation as a Level 3 support facility emphasizes 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 GRIMES HOSPITAL: Grimes Hospital is a 25- bed critical access hospital in Navasota, Texas offering a Level IV Trauma Center, inpatient, outpatient and day surgery services. The hospital was established by Grimes County and has been an integral part of the community since its inception. In 1996 it became part of CHI St. Joseph Health. CHI St. Joseph has a long-term lease to manage and operate Grimes Hospital, which is owned by Grimes County.

Grimes Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 979-774-2158 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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