May 23, 2019

Agreement Signed for College Station Medical Center to Align with CHI St. Joseph Health

BRYAN, Texas—May 23, 2019 – Subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) have signed an agreement for College Station Medical Center (CSMC) to soon become part of CHI St. Joseph Health. The agreement was signed today, May 23 and the transfer is expected to be complete in the third quarter of this calendar year.

“CHI St. Joseph is excited by the possibility of bringing College Station Medical Center into our system, “ said Theron Park, president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “This potential alignment can ensure that our healthcare facilities have a strong, sustainable future in the Brazos Valley. In a challenging and changing healthcare environment, this will improve access and service to the College Station community. It also gives us the opportunity to invest capital and expand services at College Station Medical Center, which will only enhance the health of the community and strengthen delivery of healthcare in the Brazos Valley, while also expanding access to the CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network,” Park said.

“College Station Medical Center and CHI St. Joseph Health have a solid working relationship,” said America Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, College Station Medical Center. “CHI St. Joseph Health is a high quality institution and we are excited by the possibility of working together to build upon the experience and care we provide for patients in College Station.”

CHI St. Joseph Health is a 236-bed regional hospital with a Level II Trauma Center. College Station Medical Center is a 167-bed community hospital with a Level III Trauma Center. College Station Medical Center will operate as a Catholic healthcare facility once the transfer is complete.
The discussions do not affect day-to-day operations at any of the facilities at this time. The organizations anticipate having more information to share once the transfer is complete.

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 1, 2019

Beverly Welch Announced as Co-Chair of 2019 American Heart Association of the Brazos County Go Red for Women Luncheon

Bryan, TX, March 19, 2019 – Beverly Welch, CHI St. Joseph Health Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Patient Care Services, has been named co-chair for the 2019 American Heart Association’s Brazos County Go Red for Women Luncheon. Ms. Welch will co-chair alongside Sherri Welch, Chief Nursing Officer at College Station Medical Center.

In her role as co-chair, Beverly Welch will raise awareness of women’s heart health in the Brazos Valley. The Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, will feature keynote speaker Tracey Conway, a heart disease survivor who will share her story.

“Heart disease is most commonly associated with men, and I am proud to be able to help bring awareness and education to women,” Ms. Welch said. “It is unfortunate that most women do not know that heart disease is their number one killer. Education will go a long way in changing that statistic.”

Expected to attract over 400 women, the luncheon celebrates women taking control of their health and knowing the risk factors and warning signs of heart disease. The luncheon will be held at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center and will feature a silent auction with proceeds going to the Brazos Valley American Heart Association.

About the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The AHA provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals and educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public as advocates for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

To learn more about the AHA, please visit brazoscoutnygored.heart.org or email Brittany.cervantes@heart.org.

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.

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

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