Christus Health

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Company typeNot-for-profit health system
IndustryHealth care
PredecessorSisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Healthcare System
Area served
United States, Chile, Mexico and Colombia

CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic nonprofit health system based in Irving, Texas.


The present company was formed on January 28, 1999 by the merger of Houston's Sisters of Charity Health Care System and San Antonio's Incarnate Word Health System;[1] however its history extends back to 1866, with the founding of St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston, Texas, by the Sisters of Charity religious institute.[2]

Another significant merger came in 2016 when CHRISTUS merged with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (itself the product of a merger of two Catholic-based systems), giving it a major presence in East Texas.[3]

CHRISTUS Health services can be found in 60 cities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, and New Mexico in the U.S.; also, in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Health Network in Santiago, Chile, and Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas in Mexico.[4][5]

The system comprises almost 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. Its corporate headquarters are in Irving, Texas.[6] It employs approximately 30,000 people and has more than 9,500 physicians.


  • Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy (2015)[7][8]


  1. ^ Saphir, Ann (1999-02-08). "Texas Hospitals Riding Tall: While Hospitals Post Robust Profit Margins, HMOs are Saddled with Mounting Losses". Modern Healthcare: 2.
  2. ^ "The CHRISTUS legacy Answering the call". Christus Health. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  3. ^ Gooch, Kelly. "Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics joins CHRISTUS Health: 6 things to know". Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  4. ^ Modern Healthcare - Volume 38, Issues 40-51 - Page 32 2008 - Irving, Texas-based CHRISTUS Health is the majority shareholder in a seven-hospital system in Mexico, CHRISTUS Muguerza.
  5. ^ "Facility search: Find a Christus facility near you". CHRISTUS Health. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Corporate Facilities". CHRISTUS Health. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Palladium - Awards Program". Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  8. ^ Palladium. "Palladium Announces 2015 Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy". Retrieved 2018-02-17.

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