CHRISTUS Health to open emergency hospital in Palestine, Texas

February 2024

CHRISTUS Health released this rendering of the emergency hospital in Palestine, Texas, it expects to open in late summer 2025.


CHRISTUS Health plans to begin construction on a 20,000-square-foot emergency hospital in Palestine, Texas, this spring. The facility will include a freestanding emergency department, imaging and laboratory services, and an estimated 10 to 15 inpatient beds. It is to open in late summer 2025.

The hospital will be at the Magnolia Medical Plaza, a campus that became part of CHRISTUS in 2017. The facility now offers orthopedic surgery, pain management, cardiology, pulmonary care, gastroenterology and wound care, with some of the services provided by visiting providers from other CHRISTUS facilities.

Chris Glenney, senior vice president for group operations for CHRISTUS Northeast Texas, said in a press release that CHRISTUS is expanding its footprint in Palestine because the system had identified a need for increased access to care.

CHRISTUS estimates that the emergency hospital will add 40 full-time positions in the community.

Palestine has a population of about 18,500. It is about 50 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, where CHRISTUS has a hospital network.


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