Who We Are
Some journeys we embark upon in this life contain a purpose beyond
circumstance. It is in those moments that our drive and commitment find
direction. We are focused and ready to do whatever is necessary to
accomplish the work at hand. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
understood this and made a decision to accept a journey into unknown
territory to help those who couldn’t help themselves. Little did they know,
that choice would ultimately write our story.
At the urging of Bishop Claude Dubuis, the first Sisters of Charity of the
Incarnate Word left their home in Lyons, France, to arrive in Galveston,
Texas, in 1866. Three years later, several sisters made their way to San
Antonio to once again answer a call by the bishop to care for those who were
in need and orphaned on the Texas frontier. Their selfless actions more
than 150 years ago to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ laid the
groundwork for CHRISTUS Health’s inception in 1999.
Our mission, vision, and core values to care for a“multitude of sick and
infirm of every kind” is rooted in the sacrifices made by the Sisters. It
is the compass that guides us to always deliver compassionate, high quality
healthcare in every community we serve. Today, CHRISTUS Health ranks among
the ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
Believing that everyone has the right to quality health insurance, CHRISTUS
Health embarked on an effort to expand the CHRISTUS Health Plan footprint.
In 2015, CHRISTUS Health Plan began offering Medicare Advantage and Health
Insurance Exchange (HIX) plans within the New Mexico and Texas
marketplaces. It’s affordable care that is smart, simple, and there for you
when you need it the most.
The goal of our health plan is to always put you first by providing access
to the best providers, hospitals and clinics. Above all, we are committed
to offering a unique healing experience that embodies our values and
respects the dignity and worth of each life.