Christus Santa Rosa Health System, San Antonio, plans to build two stand-alone emergency centers in Texas.
Christus Santa Rosa plans two emergency centers
Both will have 10 beds, with an 11,000-square-foot facility planned in San Antonio and a 12,000-square-foot center planned for New Braunfels, Texas. The 24-hour centers are expected to open next year and will be equipped like an emergency department with comprehensive imaging services.
“The decision was based on need for improved access to emergency services in these areas for nearby residents,” said Reggie Williams, the system's board president (PDF), in a news release.
It's been a busy time for Christus, which last week announced its plan to sell its stake in the BSA System (PDF) in Amarillo, Texas. BSA serves the Texas Panhandle area and parts of four other states. The decision will end a 16-year collaboration with partner Baptist Community Services. The sales process is expected to take about a year.
“We understand and respect Christus decision to follow its mission outside Amarillo, but BCS does not have the funds to purchase the Christus Health interest. In the coming months, we will be evaluating proposals from interested potential purchasers and will determine what level of involvement from BCS is appropriate to assure the best quality healthcare for our community,” Steve Dalrymple, chief operating officer and general counsel for Baptist (PDF), said in a news release.
Christus Santa Rosa includes the 795-bed hospital and a 196-bed children's hospital in San Antonio, plus a 132-bed hospital in New Braunfels. The Catholic not-for-profit's parent, Christus Health, is based in Irving, Texas.
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