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Mission Statement

Our Mission: To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values: 

DIGNITY  Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. 

INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. 

EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. 

COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. 

STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.

Our Vision: 

What we are striving to do
CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. 

Our Name and Symbol:

Who we are
CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission.

OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. 

Our Symbol
Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.

CHRISTUS Legacy: History of the Sisters


First Day of February is CHRISTUS Day

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Associates, providers and volunteers are invited to celebrate CHRISTUS Day on February 1. CHRISTUS Health was formed on February 1, 1999, when the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio and Houston combined their health systems and formed CHRISTUS Health. CHRISTUS Day 2017 marks the first annual celebration since the addition of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth to the CHRISTUS Health family when CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances joined in 2016.