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CHI St. Luke's Health in negotiations to manage Trinity Memorial Hospital District

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From CHI St. Luke's Health

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial is lending its support to the Trinity community as hospital leadership looks to pursue a management service agreement with the Trinity Memorial Hospital District Board and its outpatient clinic.

Two years ago, the hospital’s current managing partner announced it would no longer provide service in Trinity after July 2017.

“We understand that the residents in Trinity are facing a serious health care challenge,” said CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Market CEO Monte Bostwick. “Everyone deserves high quality health care close to home. We want to provide that for the people of Trinity by retaining the outpatient providers they’ve come to know and love at their ETMC Physicians’ Clinic and by offering any assistance necessary.”

Once negotiations are approved, the Physicians Clinic which is located at 315 Prospect in Trinity, Texas, would be rebranded as Memorial Clinics. At this time, CHI St. Luke’s Health does not anticipate any job loss at the Clinic with the transition.

In addition to pursuing the management agreement, the Human Resources Department at the CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial also has hosted job fairs for the inpatient and ER staff to help place those employees within the Livingston or Lufkin hospitals.

Trinity Memorial Hospital District Board members say they are most grateful to CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial for the effort it is making to bring quality health care to Trinity. “Our board has worked tirelessly to ensure that health care will continue in Trinity.  We know that with CHI St. Luke’s Health as our managing partner, health care will not only continue but will grow and serve even more in the years to come,” said Randy Karnes, Board President.  

Members of the Executive Committee, Margie Pulvino and Carlyn Bluis, echo these sentiments and add that “CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial brings faith-based health care to our community, a community of faith named Trinity, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial’s coming is a blessing.”

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services.

In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit. CHI generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion and has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion.

With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial offers comprehensive, quality health care, including a free-standing emergency center and outpatient facilities and numerous health care services. To learn more, visit CHIStLukesHealthMemorial.org.

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial, part of a national nonprofit  health system, provides more than a quarter of a million patient services and millions of dollars in local charity care and community support each year.  With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty - the area’s only long-term acute care hospital - Memorial offers comprehensive, quality health care, including a free-standing emergency center and outpatient facilities and services. To learn more, visit

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