Irving, Texas-based Christus Health has rebranded and put the Catholic imprimatur on its hospital and healthcare operations in Colombia.
Christus owns two hospitals, parts of two others, a home health agency and 88 ambulatory sites in Colombia through a partnership with Colombia-based Coomeva Cooperative Medica. The 50/50 deal was finalized last year.
The partnership has been rebranded Christus Sinergia Salud (Sinergy Health) and is designated as a Catholic organization, Christus said in a news release.
Christus is one of the few U.S. hospital companies with extensive operations in Latin and South America.
In addition to its Colombia venture, Grupo Christus Muguerza operates a nine-hospital system in Mexico.
And the not-for-profit system operates Red de Salud UC–Christus, a Chilean heath system comprising three hospitals and 12 outpatient clinics in the capital city of Santiago. That's in partnership with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
All three countries are predominantly Catholic.
In total, Christus has more than 60 hospitals and nearly 200 clinics and outpatient sites in the Americas. Last year, the system posted operating income of $300 million on revenue of $4.14 billion, according to Modern Healthcare's data center.
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