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President's Message
MINISTRY PARTICIPATES IN CRUCIAL COVID-19 NIH CLINICAL TRIAL
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is one of more than 50 health organizations around the world participating in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trial to test the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a combination treatment regimen for COVID-19. The regimen consists of the antiviral drug remdesivir and a highly concentrated solution of antibodies. This regimen has been shown in laboratory studies to neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19. CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline is the only site in South Texas to test this investigative therapy. The NIH clinical trial is enrolling 500 hospitalized adults who have had COVID-19 symptoms for 12 days or fewer, and do not have life-threatening organ dysfunction or organ failure.
NEW WELLNESS CENTER ASSISTS ASSOCIATES IN SELF-CARE

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital – Shoreline hosted a Blessing and Tour of a new Associate Wellness Center. The Associate Wellness Center features space dedicated to recharging the health and spiritual needs of our Associates. Our passionate and tireless Associates will benefit from a quiet space to engage in self-care, or receive spiritual care from our board certified and clinically trained chaplains. The Associate Wellness Center opens its doors in an opportune time to help our Associates prepare for their 2021 wellness resolutions and goals.

CELEBRATING NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY
Yesterday we recognized our outstanding pharmacists on National Pharmacist Day. Not only do our pharmacists deliver quality, compassionate patient care across the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, but now more than ever, they are working diligently to keep our patients, Associates, and community safe.Thank you to our valued ministry and community Pharmacists, for all you do!
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE IN BEEVILLE
Residents of Beeville and the surrounding area will no longer need to travel for diagnostic imaging. CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville provides state-of-the-art imaging services closer to home. The knowledgable and friendly Diagnostic Radiology and Imaging professionals utilize a vast array of equipment to help detect and diagnose a variety of conditions. Imaging services include: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT scan, digital x-ray, echocardiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.
CHRISTUS SPOHN SOUTH WELCOMES NEW YEARS' BABY
Paris Aria Rubio was the first baby born at CHRISTUS Spohn South in 2021, arriving at 3:39 am on New Year’s Day. Proud parents Isaiah Rubio and Jenessa Cantu rang in the new year alongside their new little bundle of joy, who weighed in at 6 pounds and 15 ounces. We send our heartfelt congratulations and blessings to this beautiful family!
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System remains focused on administering second dose vaccines to individuals within Phase 1A. To ensure an effective distribution process, we encourage people not to visit our hospitals for vaccine clinics. Individuals who meet the Phase 1B criteria, and are interested in receiving the vaccine, should click here to learn more or request an appointment. Please be aware that appointments are in high demand, thus if you cannot find appointment, please check back regularly as we are updating our schedules daily according to the vaccine supplies on hand.
Osbert Blow, MD, PhD, FACS
President and Chief Medical Officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
CHRISTUS Spohn holds true to the word of God. We are blessed to be a part of a community so willing to help others in need. We hold hands in collaborative resolution with those who share our ministry’s spirit, and learn from each other as we work to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
“The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life; The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Our Daily Bread, Psalm 121:7-8 NIV)