CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston Breaks Ground on New ER

CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston officially broke ground on its new Emergency Department on April 27.

 The new 16,000-square-foot facility will be located on the ground floor of the South Tower Building. It will include 27 stations, including 3 trauma rooms, 3 fast track rooms, 2 psych rooms, 10 exam rooms, 1 isolation room, 6 results-waiting stations, and adjacent radiology, ultrasound and CT rooms. There will also be designated areas for disaster response and decontamination.

“Our Level IV Trauma-designated emergency department sees nearly 30,000 patients each year. That’s a lot of broken bones, heart attacks, strokes and other significant emergencies, and that’s a lot of families who deserve the very best emergency care,” said CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Livingston Administrator Randy Slack. “Our staff members in the Emergency Room are highly skilled and with this new state-of-the-art facility, they will be even more prepared to provide emergency life-saving measures to our patients.”

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held April 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Estimated at a total cost of $10.2 million, CHI St. Luke’s Health plans to begin construction in May with a completion date in early 2017.

  Members of the Livingston Advisory Committee of the CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Board of Directors helped break ground on the new Livingston ER. Pictured from left to right: Gary Looper, Market CEO; Roy Newport; Bill Mischen; Ben R. Ogletree, Chairman; Jairo Libreros, M.D.; Randy Slack, Livingston Administrator; Charlene Smith, M.D.; Judy Cochran; Corky Evans, Sydney Murphy, Polk County Judge; Jeffrey Luna, M.D., Vice Chief of Medical Staff.

Pictured from left to right: Gary Looper, Market CEO; Ben R. Ogletree, Livingston Chairman; C.K. Mani, M.D.; Randy Slack, Livingston Administrator; Rona Friesen, board member; Michael Covert, President of CHI St. Luke’s Health Texas Division; Verner Nellsch, M.D., Livingston Chief of Medical Staff; Judy Cochran, board member; Corky Evans, board member; Sydney Murphy, Polk County Judge; Jeffrey Luna, M.D., Vice Chief of Livingston Staff.

 

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.

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 atcatholichealthinitiatives.com.

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