Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Provides primary care services to neonates in collaboration with physicians following established standards and practices in accordance with APN practice with the Board of Nurse Examiners.
The NICU is a 33-bed, Level II newborn unit and is comprised of 18-bed Regular/Admission, eight-bed Intermediate Care, six-bed Intensive Care and one Intensive Care Isolation bed. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which accepts babies born as early as 24 weeks, is a 31-bed Level IIIa unit. The NICU has earned quality outcomes based on data through the Vermont Oxford database. A part of the NICU is a Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit (NIMC), which provides a step down level of care as our babies grow and prepare to go home. The purpose of the units is to provide a family-centered approach to quality neonatal services, providing the opportunity to make the experience a total family affair and to provide quality, economical, safe care to the well and sick neonates through progressive technology combined with highly skilled, caring nursing services.
Our Mission: 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 per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: 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. OUR SYMBOL 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.