Children's Hospital of San Antonio opens new Pediatric Multispecialty Center in New Braunfels

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December 16, 2014
Children now have access to world-class pediatric specialty care in the New Braunfels area.  The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has opened a pediatric multispecialty center on the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels campus.
 
“This is just one more way we are bringing world class pediatric care closer to home for children and families throughout our community,” said Elias J. Neujahr, President of Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. “We are bringing the specialists to the families and providing convenient access to specialized, high quality health care.”
 
The center will offer specialists in Neurology and Pulmonary Medicine along with Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy specialists.
 
“We are pleased to bring the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s dedicated focus to pediatric specialty care to New Braunfels,” said Jim D. Wesson, FACHE, President and Administrator, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels.  “Many of our families have had to travel to Austin or San Antonio to receive this specialized, pediatric care.  CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio are fulfilling a need here to provide access to specialists and help bridge the gap so often seen in pediatric medicine within our community.”
 
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has teamed up with more than 155 Baylor College of Medicine physicians, as well as community private practice physicians, to create a network committed to providing seamless health care services for the children of San Antonio and the surrounding community.
 
“We are bridging gaps and breaking new ground,” said Dr. Mark Gilger, Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and vice chair of the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. “The model of pediatric health is changing in San Antonio and the surrounding communities, and we couldn’t be more proud to lead this effort and provide care close to home for children and families.”
 

About Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first freestanding hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is owned by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses, located in the South Texas Medical Center, New Braunfels, Westover Hills, and a short-stay surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership, which is comprised of two outpatient surgery centers in San Antonio with facilities in Stone Oak, and the Medical Center. Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Braunfels, a joint venture physician partnership. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is the preferred health system of the San Antonio SPURS. For additional information on the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, visit www.chofsa.org or for more information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visitwww.christussantarosa.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/christussantarosa and http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensHospSA and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSRHS.
 
About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System:
Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses, with campuses located in the South Texas Medical Center, in New Braunfels, in Westover Hills, and a short-stay surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. Located downtown, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, formerly known as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, is the first hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership which is comprised of three outpatient surgery centers in San Antonio with facilities in Alamo Heights, Stone Oak, and the Medical Center.  Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Braunfels, a joint venture physician partnership.  CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is the preferred health system of the San Antonio SPURS. For additional information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visit www.christussantarosa.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/christussantarosa and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSRHS.
 
About Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked as one of the top 25 medical schools for research in U.S. News & World Report. BCM is listed 17th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and first in Texas. Located in the Texas Medical Center, BCM has affiliations with eight teaching hospitals. Currently, BCM trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post- doctoral fellows. BCM also has long-standing partnerships to support science education in programs throughout South Texas, from high school students to college students at The University of Texas – Pan American. The College, with Texas Children’s, also began the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, which celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BaylorCollegeOfMedicine) and twitter (http://twitter.com/BCMHouston).
 
 
 
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