In 1999, two historic Catholic charities became one, forming CHRISTUS Health and creating a unique purpose in the modern health care market - to take better care of people.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the mission that the Sisters of Charity Health Care system and Incarnate Word Health system shared for more than a century, is now also the mission of CHRISTUS Health.
Ranked among the top 10 Catholic health systems in the United States by size, the CHRISTUS Health system includes more than 40 hospitals and facilities in seven U.S. states, Chile and six states in Mexico, with assets of more than $4.6 billion.
Whether seeking care in Alexandria Louisiana, or Coahuila, Mexico, patients discover that the healing spirit is alive at CHRISTUS Health.
CHRISTUS is committed to providing a total compensation package to fulfill your health, body, mind and spiritual needs. We support our health care teams with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. A sample of the types of programs include (some benefits may vary by facility):
- Flexible Work Schedule
- CHRISTUS Matched Savings Plan (403b)
- Success Sharing
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Continuing Education Programs
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Group Term Life Insurance
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Cancer and Specified Disease Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Leaves of Absence
- Discounted Fitness Club Memberships
- On site fitness centers
- Wellness Programs
- Smoking Cessation Assistance
- Weight Management Assistance
- Mentorship Program
CHRISTUS Health has long recognized the importance of diversity and inclusion. These fundamentals not only underpin our core mission, they also guide our interaction with patients, associates and the communities we serve.
To guide and champion these efforts, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion focuses on training and education, recruitment and retention, equity in care, community partnership and supplier diversity and creating accountability across the board.
At CHRISTUS Health, we define diversity as "everyone and everything with no one and nothing left out." We recognize the worth of each unique human being, and respect personal differences because they strengthen us collectively.
We care about every person who is part of our mission. Our definition of inclusion is "engaging all who participate in our mission." At CHRISTUS, we believe it is critical that each person is able to contribute their best talents, skills, abilities and experiences. We are committed to fostering and encouraging growth and opportunity for all. Creating an inclusive environment is directly linked to our performance, profitability and success.
Our mission here at CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for ALL. Our patients' receive treatment that includes caring for each part of their total being. We strive to ensure each patient gets culturally and linguistically competent care tailored to their unique needs.
Through our continued focus on excellence, we embrace CHRISTUS' sacred name and seek to create a culture in which our mission and core values are truly exemplified, ensuring that the lives of those we serve are sustained and strengthened by the care we provide.
Unique individuals united in the spirit of excellence . . . united in a mission of healing. That's CHRISTUS Health.
WHY WE EXIST.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our Core Values
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.
DIGNITY - Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved.
INTEGRITY - Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships.
EXCELLENCE - High standards of service and performance.
COMPASSION - Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern.
STEWARDSHIP - Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.
WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO.
CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love.
Our Name and Symbol
WHO WE ARE.
CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together.
Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.