Statement from CHRISTUS regarding facilities and scheduled procedures as Hurricane Laura approaches:
"We continue to closely monitor the progress of now Hurricane Laura as it intensifies across the Gulf of Mexico. As expected, Laura strengthened and is expected to make landfall to Southeast Texas or Southwest Louisiana late Wednesday/early/Thursday morning as a major hurricane.
"CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System continues to take all necessary precautions, in advance of the storms, to protect our patients, our Associates and physicians and secure our facilities. Now more than ever, it is vital we ensure we limit the number of people in and visiting our facilities. Effective at end of business (Aug. 25), we will be closing our campuses to ALL VISITORS… No visitors, including essential visitors will be allowed in our facilities. Requests for exceptions must receive nurse leadership approval."
CHRISTUS has ceased all elective or non-emergent surgeries as of 12 p.m. Aug. 25.
CLOSED NOW THROUGH THURSDAY:
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Orthopedic Specialty Center and Beaumont Bone and
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Mary Outpatient Center – Outpatient services are
closed and unavailable.
Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center – St. Elizabeth
Jasper Memorial – Outpatient Services only
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Outpatient Pavilion – St. Elizabeth
All Medical Office Buildings at St. Elizabeth
CHRISTUS St. Mary Outpatient Center Emergency Center
St. Elizabeth ER open and ready 24/7
Jasper Memorial ER open and ready 24/7
Additional updates on closure decisions will be communicated as they are made, CHRISTUS reports.
"Please watch for any updates on our website at www.christussetx.org and on the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/christushospitalsetx. And, our public information line will be updated as well with important information: (409) 236-3300."