Mission: The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.
Vision: To live up to our name as one CHI
Catholic: Living our Mission and Core Values
Health: Improving the health of the people and communities we serve.
Initiatives: Pioneering models and systems of care to enhance care delivery.
Originally built in 1947, Dow Magnesium Hospital was the humble beginning of CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport. The 42 bed hospital consisted of three doctors, an operating room, emergency room, and a kitchen and dining room for the staff.
1961: Dow donated the hospital to the community and renamed it as the Community Hospital of Brazosport. Freeport Hospital agreed to merge with the Community Hospital of Brazosport in 1961. Shortly after in 1966, a new four-story, 60,000 square foot facility was built in Freeport.
1984: Dow donated 25 acres of land and a new 165-bed hospital opened in Lake Jackson as Brazosport Memorial Hospital. The new five-story, $30 million hospital offered a full range of services including surgery, imaging, labor and deliver, intensive care and many other services.
1993: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Cancer Center opened as a full service multidisciplinary cancer center providing top quality radiation and chemotherapy services. They offer preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to adults and geriatrics.
2006: BMH decided to change their name to Brazosport Regional Health System and opened a new 26,000 square foot addition that created a modern space for the Dow Women’s Center, a new diagnostic imaging area with cutting-edge technology and an interventional Cardiac Cath Lab.
2008: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport opens cardiovascular operating suite and performs first open heart surgery in Southern Brazoria County.
2009: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport expands the Cancer Center to include a world class Elekta Synergy® Linear Accelerator.
2010: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport opens new 2,200 square foot Family Medicine Center for the community of Brazoria.
2011: CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport opens a 4,500 square foot Family Medicine Center in Lake Jackson, reveals the newly remodeled Main Lobby and installs the Selenia® Dimensions® 2D full field digital mammography system that now provides 3D imaging.
2016: Brazosport Regional merges with CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston. The direct alignment enables the Brazosport community to have expanded access to care provided at the $1.1 billion Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Texas Heart® Institute (THI), a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution, and the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), which is ranked as one of the top academic science universities in the country.
Currently, CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport includes over 100 board-certified physicians and nearly 600 highly-qualified employees. The 158-bed hospital offers state of the art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services with care and compassion. Our highly skilled team of medical professionals is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet our communities ever changing healthcare needs. For you and your family, it all adds up to the right care…right here.