Certified Nurse Midwife Joins Memorial Clinics

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin welcomes Crystal Smith, CNM, MSN, RN, to the medical staff in Angelina County. Ms. Smith is a Certified Nurse Midwife and she joins the Memorial Clinics team.

Ms. Smith specializes in prenatal care, family planning and women’s health. She is passionate about helping East Texas women improve their overall well-being, especially young mothers by assisting with breastfeeding and the new stages of motherhood.

She graduated from Frontier Nursing University in 2011 and Northwestern State University in 1996. She has worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife in Cleveland, Texas, University of Texas Medical Branch’s Regional Maternal Child Health Program (UTMB RMCHP) and Livingston Birth Center. She was also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston, as well as a Registered Nurse there in the newborn nursery and Labor & Delivery departments. She has also worked as a Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse in Kingwood Medical Center and as a Registered Nurse at UTMB RMCHP.

“We are excited to have Ms. Smith join our Memorial Clinics staff as she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for women’s health,” said Shawn Barnett, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial COO & Lufkin President.

Ms. Smith speaks English and Spanish and is now seeing patients at 503 S. John Redditt Drive in Lufkin. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 936-632-1533. Her office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Clinics, a division of CHI St. Luke’s Health, employs more than 30 providers in 17 locations across East Texas, including Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine. Our physicians pride themselves on delivering exceptional health care via the latest in technology and patient comfort. The Memorial Clinics specialties include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Practice, Ear, Nose & Throat and Chiropractic care. Memorial Clinics accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. Visit memorialclinics.com to learn more about our physicians and connect with the personalized patient portal.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial

Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.

With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year. Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.

Memorial Clinics, a division of the health system, employs more than 30 providers in 17 locations across East Texas. Specialties include Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Allergy/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), and Chiropractic Care.

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 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 healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit CHIStLukesHealth.org.