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.
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.
The Foundation holds the following five values in highest esteem:
The Foundation is committed to supporting internal CHRISTUS facilities and programs, as well as extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ beyond our acute care facilities and into our communities. The intent of the Foundation is to secure and administer resources in support of system-wide and community-based programs involving CHRISTUS facilities and other not-for-profit agencies and groups whose vision, mission and goals are consistent with CHRISTUS Health’s mission, values and philosophy of a healthy community. We believe that by working together, we can make a profound difference in the quality of people’s lives and create sustainable health in our communities.