CHI St. Luke's Health–Patients Medical Center (Patients Medical Center) recently celebrated its first decade of clinical excellence.
Opened in April 2007, the hospital has remained a trusted healthcare partner for residents of the Pasadena, Deer Park, Clear Lake, and Baytown communities.
"It gives me great pride in joining Patients Medical Center employees, volunteers, partners, and medical staff in celebrating the hospital's 10th anniversary," said Steven Foster, president of Patients Medical Center, at a special commemorative event at the hospital. "We've come a long way since our first patient in 2007. We're excited about our future as the hospital continues to grow and create healthier communities."
Patients Medical Center continues to be recognized for its high quality care. Throughout the year, patients get the opportunity to complete the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey—an ongoing, random survey measuring patients care experience and satisfaction. This national survey was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Overall, patients in the survey rated Patients Medical Center in the 95th percentile for outpatient care, 95th percentile for outpatient rehabilitation, and 75th percentile for inpatient care. These high scores meet and exceed national benchmarks and are a true testament to the hospital's commitment to placing patients first in all they do.
In addition to providing high quality care, Patients Medical Center has remained committed to giving back to the community. Some highlights include:
- Raised nearly $20,000 for the American Heart Association to help improve cardiovascular health and participated in the Bay Area Heart Walk
- Hosted free lectures and trainings, such as a Heartsaver® CPR training class to help people learn how to use CPR, a Safe Sitter class for boys and girls interested in babysitting, and a Healthy Living Series focused on a range of health and wellness topics
- Donated funds and food to stock the Southeast Area Ministries food pantry
- Sponsored community events, such as the Texas McDonald Invitational Basketball Tournament and Rugged Race, which helps provide Pasadena schools with healthy resources for children
- Paid, over the past 10 years, $3,417,220 in city/school taxes; $6,952,315 in county taxes; $14,070,761 in payroll taxes; and provided $50,132,949 in charity care and bad debt care
Located at 4600 East Sam Houston Parkway South in Pasadena, Patients Medical Center is a 61-bed acute care hospital with eight operating rooms and three endoscopy rooms. The hospital offers leading-edge treatments and services, ranging from wound care and general surgery to diagnostic imaging and sleep services.
Patients Medical Center is also a certified Pink Ribbon Facility a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities who offer the best possible imaging technology for breast cancer detection.
The hospital will continue to offer the programs and services to meet the community's healthcare needs.
"We will continue to strive for the highest standards in patient care as we foster an environment of growth and improvement," Foster said. "Most importantly, we&'re extremely grateful for the loyalty, support, and trust of our community—it's always our honor to serve you and we look forward to serving you for many more years to come."
Patients Medical Center physicians and staff, as well as Pasadena community leaders recently attended a special event to celebrate the hospital&'s 10th anniversary. From left: Kelly Waterman, district director for TX-36, Congressman Brian Babin's Office; Jorge Rodriguez, MD; Steven Foster, president of Patients Medical Center; Donald Metz, DO; and Leonard Tallerine, Jr., chairman, Patients Medical Center Board of Managers.
About CHI St. Luke&'s Health
CHI 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; 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 in the Texas Medical Center. Together, CHI St. Luke's Health, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine® are transforming health care delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of health care to create healthier communities. For more information, visit CHIStLukesHealth.org.
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 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at catholichealthinitiatives.com.