“We are excited to welcome our new patients and their families to Christus Spohn,” said Director Thomas Enright.
As part of the acquisition, the Christus Spohn Health System adds two treatment centers in Calallen and Corpus Christi, and three medical offices in Alice, Aransas Pass and Beeville.
Christus Spohn also adds 16 STCCC employees and two physicians, hematologist and medical oncologist Mohamad Ghraowi, M.D., and radiation oncologist Lalitha Janaki, M.D.
“Our strategic rationale for this acquisition is to meet the evolving needs of our community by broadening access and enhancing cancer care to South Texans,” said President and CEO Pam Robertson of Christus Spohn Health System. “We believe this transaction will strengthen our cancer program, and patients will benefit from the resources, such as support groups, technology and specialists, that Christus Spohn can provide.”
Christus Spohn has been working with STCCC for the last six months to complete this acquisition.
The new cancer medical office offers a closer alternative for a quick checkup.
“The Beeville location is primarily used for regular checkups,” said Christus Spohn Communications Specialist Steven Alford. “It enables Bee County patients to have access to their physician close to home.”
The Beeville office is now a part of the Christus Spohn Cancer Program, the region’s only nationally accredited cancer program. The Christus Spohn Cancer Program, which received the highest approval rating, is accredited by the American College of Surgeons on Cancer.
The new cancer medical office is in the process of being moved into Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville.
While treatments will vary, its main priority is the patient’s care.
“This is about getting the best patient-centered care close to home for our patients and by using the most appropriate and efficient resources to do this,” Alford said.
Mackey Torres is the regional editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5219, or at regional@mySouTex.com.