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July 12, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Earns American Heart Association Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke Care

Bryan, TX, July 11, 2018 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association presented CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital (SJHRH) with four awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to compliance with quality measures and delivering rapid and life-saving medications and treatments to their patients.

  • Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus is an advanced level of recognition, acknowledging SJHRH for consistent compliance with Quality Measures embedded within the Patient Management Tool, and to qualify for Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus, SJHRH had to meet quality measures also associated with rapid delivery of stroke medication and treatment. The SJHRH ream bet the program’s highest standard, giving tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat stroke, within one hour to more than 75 of acute stroke patients.
  • Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award recognizes SJHRH’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients always receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is to speeding up recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
  • Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Achievement Award is awarded for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of NSTEMI heart attack patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center – Bronze Plus Award is awarded for implementing measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This means that SJHRH meets very specific standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.

The SJHRH stroke program was the first Joint-Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center in the Brazos Valley, the hospital is the only hospital in the region that offers endovascular treatment for stroke patients. This means that the hospital is able to successfully treat stroke patients up to twenty four hours following the initial onset of symptoms. This also marks the third consecutive year that SJHRH has won awards for stroke care.

As the region’s first dedicated heart failure clinic, SJHRH offers some of the most advanced heart failure treatments. This marks the second consecutive year that the hospital has won awards for heart failure care, but the first year to win the silver award.

Get With the Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines. This program is used widely by more than 1,500 hospitals across the country, including many CHI hospitals.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

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June 21, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Texas Division Appoints Theron Park as Market President and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health

HOUSTON, TX – June 14, 2018 – The CHI Texas Division has appointed Theron Park Market President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHI St. Joseph Health (CHI St. Joseph) effective July 30, 2018. A well-respected healthcare leader, Theron brings to CHI St. Joseph an accomplished, established career as an administrator committed to continuous quality improvement and the highest standards of clinical excellence.

“We are very pleased to welcome a proven leader like Theron Park to our Division leadership team,” said T. Douglas Lawson, PhD, President and CEO, CHI Texas Division. “With an extensive background in both inpatient and ambulatory healthcare settings, his operational expertise coupled with his approach to leadership provides the right combination necessary to further the delivery of healthcare in Bryan, College Station, and across the Brazos Valley, including expanding our newly announced partnership between CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M.”

In his new role, Theron will work closely with CHI Texas Division and CHI St. Joseph leaders, staff, and physicians to transform and improve healthcare delivery at CHI St. Joseph and strengthen the quality and effectiveness of services provided to patients and the community.

“The legacy of CHI St. Joseph, its longstanding commitment to Catholic healthcare, and the devotion of its staff and physicians is what really captured my interest in joining the CHI Texas Division,” said Theron Park. “In order to better serve our community and extend our healing ministry, it is important to me that we not only ensure operational and clinical excellence, but we also recognize the calling answered each day by the dedicated staff and physicians through the sacred work they do.”

Theron joins the CHI Texas Division from Providence St. Joseph Health, Oregon Region, where he served as Chief Executive, Delivery System. He led more than 10,000 caregivers who cared for patients in eight hospitals, 14 joint ventures, a large reference lab, and more than 60 outpatient sites spread across five geographic markets. Providence St. Joseph is among the largest Catholic health systems in the country.

Theron has also served as Chief Executive for Providence Portland Medical Center, a 483-bed tertiary hospital, and Providence Milwaukie Hospital, a 77-bed community hospital. Prior to joining Providence, he served in rural hospitals and health systems in Texas and Montana in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.

Originally from Texas, Theron received a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations and various community groups.

“After an extensive search, we believe that Mr. Park is the right leader for CHI St. Joseph as we continue to expand our network of care,” said James “Jeb” E. Blair, III, Chairman, CHI St. Joseph Board of Directors. “It is a very exciting time to be part of this community and even more so this highly regarded healthcare organization. Mr. Park’s extensive experience and belief in faith-based care will serve our area well.”


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.

About the CHI Texas Division

The CHI Texas Division, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―CHI St. Luke’s Health (CHI St. Luke’s) is home of the Texas Heart® Institute (THI),  eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and numerous Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and CHI St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, CHI St. Luke’s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine®, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the flagship facility and academic medical center of CHI St. Luke’s, in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, CHI St. Luke’s, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit

About Catholic Health Initiatives

CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at