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Helicopter patient transferCHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital stayed open and operational throughout the worst of Hurricane Harvey, using scarce medical resources to care for an average of 200 patients a day.

At least 400 of our associates lost or had significant damage to their homes. Many of our nurses traveled in dangerous conditions, taking boats to traverse the flooded roads and get back to the hospital, to care for patients.

CHRISTUS nurses, physicians, first responders, and administration went beyond their normal duties to answer the call of service during a time when the community needed them most. In addition to caring for patients, CHRISTUS also took in evacuees – entire families – who had nowhere else to turn, who had just lost their homes and everything they owned.

Photo 10 nurses in helicopterDuring the storm:

  • 706,000 gallons of water were trucked in from a neighboring city to support our patient care
  • Over 2,500 Emergency/Trauma patients were served
  • 100 RNs and support staff came from neighboring CHRISTUS Health Systems
  • 79 babies were delivered
  • 11 NICU babies were temporarily transferred out to neighboring CHRISTUS systems, and were transferred back as soon as possible for their continued care at St. Elizabeth
  • 9 major surgeries were performed, including craniotomies, heart surgeries, and hip surgeries

Now, more than ever, we are relying on YOU to continue our healing mission.

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Welcome to the new website for the Christus Health Foundation of Southeast Texas! In the coming days we’ll be working to familiarize everyone with the new look and feel of our site. In the meantime, take a look around and let us know what you think!

Statue Dedication


The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation worked with artist and sculptor Marsha Elmore, originally from Southeast Texas, to acquire a 7 ft. bronze statue of Jesus Christ. The life size bronze of Jesus Christ is Marsha’s latest commission and represents a spiritual pinnacle for her. She worked on this statue for two years, the longest she has worked on any piece of art. On display near the front entrance of the hospital, this statue will now be a constant reminder of the CHRISTUS mission – extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. This statue will offer peace, hope, and healing to all who enter the doors of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth.

The dedication ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 11 with CHRISTUS administration, associates, and Sisters, along with community members and the media. The ceremony was a beautiful and spiritual affair, with a blessing of the statue and addresses made by CEO Paul Trevino, Foundation President Ivy Pate, and Sculptor Marsha Elmore.

“This statue of Jesus Christ is much more than a piece of art. It is a part of Marsha’s ministry. And it is now a part of the ministry of CHRISTUS, where we are focused on offering a spiritual approach to health care,” said Foundation President Ivy Pate.

Ms. Elmore is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D.M. English. Dr. Dudley English practiced medicine in Beaumont until he retired in 1979. She was married to Dale Elmore and they had three children: Teak Elmore, Meg Elmore Clark, and Josh Elmore. Marsha, Dale, and their family moved to Hunt, Texas in 1979 to run Camp Waldemar, a Christian-based all girls’ camp. Her “second” career in sculpting has been commission based, along with her work in private collections, six of which are located at the Beaumont Court House.