Katy, TX News (January 21, 2014) – CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital announced today that its emergency room will close Jan. 31 as it prepares to transition to a specialty care facility.
Emergency room physicians and staff will remain on staff until January 31. Patients arriving after that date will be directed to the nearest emergency room. Local Emergency Management Services have been notified so rescue crews are aware of the closure.
“While closing any service is difficult, we believe this step continues the transformation of CHRISTUS St. Catherine from an acute care hospital into a long term care facility in early 2014,” said Gene Wright, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital interim CEO. “I urge the community to become familiar with the area emergency rooms.”
The new specialty hospital, operated in partnership with Houston Methodist, will offer dedicated services for long term inpatient care and outpatient care including physical and speech therapy, diagnostic imaging including advance mammography.