President's Message
Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, holds a batch of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine that arrived at the hospital yesterday.
Hope is on the Horizon

CHRISTUS Spohn Associates, who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic relentlessly over the past 10-months, now have hope as the COVID-19 vaccine made its way into CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline on Tuesday. To view the arrival of the first vaccines in the Coastal Bend, click here.

It will take several months for the vaccine to become available for the general public, however in the meantime our Associates are taking a moment to receive the vaccination in order to remain prepared to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Our ministry continues to encourage the community to be vigilant and practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash hands frequently.

COLSTON FAMILY MAKES GENEROUS DONATION TO SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER

Our ministry is blessed to have individuals within our region who support the health innovations fostered within the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. A testament to this support are Judy and Bill Colston. Their contributions over the years has resulted in fundamental resources for the community, such as the Colston Family Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg and a Trauma Bay at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline.

Additionally, the Colston family, on behalf of the Riviera Telephone Company, have recently presented our ministry with a $1 million check in support of a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Please join us in thanking the Colstons for their continued commitment!

TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE GRAD CELEBRATES GRADUATION THANKS TO KLEBERG ASSOCIATES
Malerie Ann Gomez was admitted to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg recently and missed her college graduation. Our Associates knew they could not let this important event go by unnoticed, so they created a graduation ceremony in her room! Malerie is a proud first-generation college graduate and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Vet Medicine from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Congratulations on your hard work, Malerie, from all of us at CHRISTUS Spohn.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES TOP FUNDRAISERS FROM ANNUAL HEART WALK

CHRISTUS Spohn was proud to participate in the American Heart Association’s annual Coastal Bend Heart Walk, which was held on Saturday, October 3.

Thanks to the tenacious fundraising abilities of the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System team, they were honored as the Top Company Fundraising Team, with $37,780 raised. The Top Team Award at $13,301 goes to the CHRISTUS Spohn Health Ministry team, led by Dr. Osbert Blow, President and Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. He is also the event’s top individual fundraiser, with $10.785 raised. Congratulations to everyone for raising funds and awareness of heart disease prevention and treatment.

A MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY: STAY SAFE FROM COVID-19 DURING HOLIDAYS
The holidays are officially here, and at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, we’d like to remind the community we love that we will continue to navigate these uncertain waters together. Our vigilance has remained steadfast over the last 10 months and we ask our friends and neighbors to please continue to do your part in keeping our community safe and healthy: wear your mask, keep social distancing practices and wash your hands often. Please join us in a renewed commitment to do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Watch our special holiday message here.
CHRISTUS SPOHN MINISTRY CELEBRATES ASSOCIATES WITH 40, 45 AND 50 YEARS OF SERVICE

The leadership team at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System recently celebrated significant Associate anniversaries with personal visits including gifts and heartfelt congratulations.

The 2020 pandemic has impacted our ministry in certain ways, but has made our Associates stronger. Several individuals have been with our ministry for over 40 years, which is a testimony to their commitment to our patients and community.

Watch the heartwarming video as Dr. Blow and members of the HR team congratulate Associates on their landmark milestone here.

Osbert Blow, MD, PhD, FACS
President and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System