BRYAN, TX — CHI St. Joseph Health announced it will be moving its women's and pediatric services from the College Station Medical Center to the College Station Hospital.
Women's services consists of labor & delivery, post-partum, nursery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in-pediatric care and gynecological services. All will move from the Regional Hospital in Bryan to College Station Hospital.
St. Joseph Health says transitioning these services to College Station Hospital will allow them to offer patients and their families a more comforting environment, along with convenient parking and easier access to the facility.
St. Joseph Health announced the expansion of the space and privacy of their NICU unit to all-private NICU rooms. St. Joseph Health says private NICU rooms improve the safety of their tiniest patients by limiting exposure and providing a better experience for patient and family visitations. The private rooms also create a more soothing healing environment.
The Level II NICU accreditation will continue and St. Joseph Health says they will continue the existing relationship with Texas Children's Hospital Neonatologists, who care for the newborns in the nursery and NICU.
“We believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable care, and services, and this change aligns with our mission of emphasizing human dignity and social justice while creating healthier communities,” said Theron Park, President and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “We will continue to care for the most vulnerable in our communities, but by moving this service to College Station Hospital, we improve accessibility of it. As with anything we do regarding patient care, we kept our mission and values at the forefront of this decision.”
College Station Hospital is located at 1604 Rock Praire Road in College Station.