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CHI St. Luke's Health believes that true healing involves the body, mind and spirit. It has been providing care to Houstonians for six decades. Founded in 1954 by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, today CHI St. Luke's Health is a comprehensive health system that contributes to enhancing community health by delivering superior value in high-quality, cost effective care for Houston’s diverse community. CHI St. Luke's Health, anchored by the CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, located in the Texas Medical Center and home to Texas Heart® Institute, has grown to include CHI St. Luke’s  Health–The Woodlands HospitalCHI St. Luke’s Health– Sugar Land HospitalCHI Luke’s Health–Lakeside HospitalCHI St. Luke's Health–The Vintage Hospital; CHI St. Luke's Health–Patients Medical Center.

CHI St. Luke’s is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, is the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system. CHI operates in 18 states and includes 93 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaches hospitals; 24 critical-care access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

In January 2014, Catholic Health Initiatives and Baylor College of Medicine signed a joint-venture agreement to open a new, acute-care, open-staff hospital on Baylor’s McNair Campus in the central area of the Texas Medical Center, which is currently home to two outpatient facilities owned by the college ―the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center and the Lee and Joe Jamail Specialty Care Center. Baylor and CHI St. Luke’s will jointly operate the new hospital.
 
In addition, together, CHI St. Luke’s Health, Baylor and THI, ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiology and Heart Surgery by US News and World Report, will work to develop a state-of-the-art cardiovascular program on the campus of the new hospital that will be capable of transforming cardiovascular medicine through leadership in areas such as regenerative medicine and the development of next-generation medical devices.

In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top ten heart centers, CHI St. Luke’s Health is recognized for expertise in such specialties as kidney disorders, urology, neurosurgery, and diabetes and endocrine disorders. Each year, CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center cares for approximately 31,000 inpatients and more than 205,000 outpatients with CHI St. Luke's Health supported as a whole by more than 6,000 full-time employees, 2,000 of which are registered nurses providing direct patient care.

Affiliated with several nursing schools and two medical schools, CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was the first hospital in Texas designated an ANCC Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence, receiving the award four times. A 2008 study of 88 major academic medical centers from across the country has placed CHI St. Luke’s Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center second in the nation based on high performance in quality and safety as measured by the University HealthSystem Consortium. In 2009, for a second consecutive year, CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center earned HealthGrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence as one of the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country.

CHI St. Luke's Health attention to patient care is complimented by excellent employee and physician engagement, which has grown consecutively for the past three years. This kind of success as well as FY 2008 total system net revenue of $1.21 billion, has positioned CHI St. Luke's Health for the opportunity to continue its growth:

  • CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital opened 60 new beds.
  • A joint venture with MD Anderson Cancer Center, the nation’s top ranked cancer hospital, is expanding at two CHI St. Luke’s Health locations.
  • A joint venture with Texas Children’s Hospital, one of America’s Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report  in 2014.
  • CHI St. Luke's Health management of community physician joint ventures, including two general acute care hospitals, one specialty hospital, and a GI Laboratory and a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory demonstrate innovation in a challenging economic time.