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July 31, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Welcomes College Station Medical Center: Organizations will enhance care for residents of Brazos Valley

July 31, 2019 (Bryan, TX) – College Station Medical Center (CSMC) is now affiliated with CHI St. Joseph Health. Together, both organizations provide more than 50 care locations, including CSMC’s associated physician clinics, and have more than 3,000 employees.

Coming together offers opportunities to expand services; improve the delivery and quality of care; and broaden access to services for individuals, employers, and communities in the Brazos Valley. Combining the care CSMC provides with the specialized care offered by CHI St. Joseph Health — especially in oncology, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery and emergency and trauma areas – allows the organization to use innovative technology and offer patients resources that are at the forefront of modern medicine. The affiliation also increases the number of CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Primary Care locations in the College Station area, as well as adds 15 new providers to the CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network.

The facility’s name will be CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station Hospital and the physician clinics will also be renamed to CHI St. Joseph Health.

“This will allow us to grow our mission of a healing ministry in the Brazos Valley as we create healthier communities,” said Theron Park, president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “This acquisition expands access to health care and enhances existing health services for College Station residents, key reasons for CSMC to become part of the CHI St. Joseph family.”

CHI St. Joseph Health and Subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) signed an agreement for College Station Medical Center (CSMC) to become part of CHI St. Joseph Health on May 23, 2019.

CHI St. Joseph Health is now the owner of CSMC, as well as College Station MedPlus locations, and College Station Medical Associates. The combined organization has eight locations and 15 employed clinicians. CHI St. Joseph Health does not anticipate any loss of jobs as a result of the affiliation. Substantially all employees currently in good standing will maintain employment.

Through this affiliation, CSMC will become a non-profit Catholic hospital and share the CHI St. Joseph Health Mission, as well as participate in the charity care policy, which supports patients in the Brazos Valley with little or no insurance who need access to healthcare. CHI St. Joseph supports several initiatives in the region including the Brazos Health Resource Center, which works daily to connect patients to other services in our community to improve their quality of life. In 2018, CHI St. Joseph Health provided $60 million in community benefit to support the community’s healthcare needs.

In the near future, CHI St. Joseph Health will communicate any changes in services or service locations, as well as continue to communicate updates or changes to insurances or processes that may differ with our current practices or policies.

ABOUT CHI ST. JOSEPH HEALTH: CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of four hospitals across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station, home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. 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.

ABOUT COLLEGE STATION MEDICAL CENTER: College Station Medical Center, also known as ‘The Med’, is a community health care provider, a 167-bed facility and a licensed Level III Trauma center. College Station Medical Center is the only hospital in the Brazos Valley Region to receive national certification in Joint Replacement from The Joint Commission. The Med is also an accredited Chest Pain with PCI Center, a certified Primary Stroke Center and a certified bariatric center.

 

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May 28, 2019

CHI St. Joseph Health Earns Top Quality Grade among Brazos Valley Hospitals

Bryan, TX, May 28, 2019—The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital rating organization, has assigned a quality grade of B – the highest grade among Brazos Valley hospitals – to CHI St. Joseph Health. The accountability organization ranks 2,600 hospitals annually.

To assign its quality grade, The Leapfrog Group survey reviews hospital performance on 28 national, publicly-reported patient safety metrics tied to CHI St. Joseph Health processes, structure and outcomes. Those metrics evaluate the health system’s progress on incorporating best practices and evidence-based standards into the care it provides.

“Achieving a B on this survey has been a team effort,” said Theron Park, Market President of CHI St. Joseph Health. “This grade is a testament to the effort our team members and providers make every day to put our patients and families first.”

To earn its rating, the CHI St. Joseph Health team continued in its commitment to safety in both processes and outcomes. The health system earned above the national mean in processes to support patient safety, like safe medication administration, nurse staffing and risk prevention and in survey areas tied to patient experience, like communication with nurses and providers, responsiveness of staff and communication about medication and discharge.

In survey areas related to safety best practices, CHI St. Joseph Health even exceeded the performance of the country’s best performing hospitals in leadership to prevent errors, tracking and reducing risks to patients, nurse staffing and hand hygiene. The health system also rated above the national mean for many Leapfrog measures linked to patient outcomes, tracked from 2015-17.

“Safety is a journey, and it’s a big part of the unparalleled experience we want our patients to have here at CHI St. Joseph Health,” said Park. “The Leapfrog Group survey gives us a chance to celebrate our achievements and identify the opportunities we have to continue improving the standard of quality care we provide here every day.”

For more information on the CHI St. Joseph Health quality score, visit http://www.leapfrog.org.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency – collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.

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 CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home.

[For more information, please contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Bush at 979-774-2165 or hbush@st-joseph.org.]