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Jim Parisi Named President of The Woodlands and Lakeside Hospitals

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Houston, TX (December 15, 2017)–CHI St. Luke&'s Health has appointed Jim Parisi as President of The Woodlands and Lakeside Hospitals as well as the Springwoods Village facility, effective January 29, 2018. Jim, a well-respected and highly capable leader with more than 30 years of healthcare experience, brings to the organization an accomplished, established career as an administrator committed to growth and excellence in patient safety and improved communication, nurse and physician relationships, and physician satisfaction.

“We are pleased to have Jim join the CHI Texas Division leadership team,” said Michael McBride, Division Senior Vice President and President Suburban Hospitals, St. Luke&'s Health. “Jim&'s exceptional experience and commitment to patient-centered care in both the administrative and clinical environments, as well as his belief in our Mission, Vision, and Core Values, will be critical in meeting and exceeding the healthcare needs of the residents of The Woodlands, North Houston, and Montgomery County.”

Jim has held a variety of positions increasing in responsibility and scope in various healthcare organizations. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System&'s Katy Hospital. His previous roles at Memorial Hermann included Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Nursing Officer. Promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Jim continued to establish and lead initiatives to expand market share and guided $130 million in construction projects. Under Jim&'s leadership, the hospital received the Quality Texas Foundation&'s 2017 Award for Performance Excellence and attained a top two percent patient safety score from Truven. Further, the facility was one of only 72 hospitals in the United States to achieve Leapfrog straight A&'s since 2012 and was named one of Becker&'s Top 49 Hospitals.

“I am excited to join the exceptional group of providers and staff at St. Luke&'s Health who are committed to and engaged in providing the highest quality healthcare in North Houston,” said Parisi. “I look forward to continuing to advance our organization&'s mission by meeting the immediate and future healthcare needs of our community.”

Jim earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, and an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Nursing from Central Texas University. He is a member of the Texas EMS Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, Quality Texas, and Katy Economic Development Council. He has served the Katy Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Department of Emergency Management&'s Preparedness Council, and the Texas Hospital Association&'s Council on Policy Development.

About St. Luke&'s Health

St. Luke&'s Health, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets?CHI St. Luke&'s Health is home of the Texas Heart Institute (THI),  eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several Baylor St. Luke&'s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; St. Luke&'s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, St. Luke&'s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine®, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke&'s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, St. Luke&'s Health, 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

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

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