Katy Texas News
Posted December 22, 2010
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is a haven for Katy area residents seeking a broad spectrum of adult, pediatric, surgical, ambulatory and obstetrical medical attention. This holiday season, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital wants to remind the Greater Houston and Katy areas that at the heart of its nationally-recognized quality care is the hospitalâ€™s year-round mission to serve its community through partnership, compassion and stewardship.
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital gives back to the community through a variety of direct healthcare programs as a living, breathing image of its mission â€œto extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.â€œ As a Catholic, faith-based, mission-driven hospital, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital uses its unique health ministry to provide medical attention for local school children, at-risk cancer patients, and other high-risk and underserved populations in the Greater Houston and Katy areas. During the cold winter months when temperatures drop and many of these people are especially susceptible to illness, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital understands that access to quality, affordable treatment from compassionate physicians and staff becomes particularly crucial.
Some of the community partnerships and designated service programs CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital provides the Greater Katy area this holiday season â€“ and all year round â€“ include:
Wee See Vision Program: Healthy eyes and clear vision enhance childrenâ€™s developmental, emotional and physical well-being. The Wee See Vision Program partners with local ophthalmologists like Berkeley Eye Center and Katy Optics to provide eye exams and corrective lenses for medically underserved students in Katy ISD. Area physicians generously discount their products and service costs, and Wee See funds the balance with a small co-pay, depending on the familyâ€™s financial situation.
Mammogram Mondays: Early detection of breast cancer has proven positive outcomes for diagnosed women. Through the Mammogram Mondays community outreach initiative, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital, in partnership with physicians and nurse practitioners, administers mammograms and cancer screenings to medically underserved women who are patients of local area clinics like Breath of Life Clinic, Christ Clinic and Fort Bend Family Health Center.
Additional mission services include:
- Heart of Katy Fun Run and Walk: a certified and sanctioned 5K event that raises funds for the CHRISTUS St. Catherine Heart Program, which funds Katyâ€™s only Comprehensive Heart Program for cardiac education, wellness and outreach.
- Cancer Education and Prevention Program: a community benefit plan that sponsors events like free skin cancer screenings during skin cancer awareness month in May.
- Mobile Clinic: a mobile health unit that parks at Christ Clinic in Katy once a month and performs health screenings, blood pressure checks and blood sugar testing for the underserved in the Katy community.
So in this season of giving and giving thanks, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital extends its heartfelt thank you to our physicians, staff and volunteers for their commitment and help in extending the healing ministry Jesus Christ into our community all year long.