On May 31, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas transferred St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System to CHI. The transfer of the system, now known as St. Luke’s Health System, includes the Texas Medical Center campus, as well as suburban hospital locations in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Pasadena and The Vintage. In addition, CHI will continue to grow and enhance St. Luke’s significant affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Heart® Institute, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
While it will no longer provide acute-care services, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas established the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF), which will focus on parish-based, preventive and primary health care. CHI will contribute more than $1 billion to the new foundation. Episcopal Health Charities will continue its 15-year history as part of the new EHF. CHI also committed an additional $1 billion for future investment in the health system.
The St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System Board conducted an 11-month evaluation process of 30 prospective local and national partners, before narrowing the list to three and selecting CHI.
With the transfer of St. Luke's, CHI now operates in 18 states and includes 86 hospitals, with approximately 85,500 employees.