Why CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial
As the largest health care system in the deep East Texas area, CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial is a private, not-for-profit hospital that provides care to almost a quarter of a million patients each year. Since its inception in 1949, CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial has paved the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas. In fact, CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial consistently ranks among the nations best for exceptional health care and patient satisfaction.
CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial is comprised of four hospitals -- Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty, the only long-term acute care facility within the area. The hospital system provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.
Recently the System opened the doors to the area's first dedicated heart and stroke care center -- the Heart & Stroke Center. Memorial is now Lufkin's only Joint Commissioned certified primary stroke care facility. Additionally, Memorial is a regional cardiovascular care center and offers the latest in heart care from a highly trained team of heart surgeons and cardiologists.
Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the Temple Cancer Center, which recently received a $4.5 million capital upgrade, including a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, Large Bore MRI and other software and equipment upgrades. Memorial operates two daVinci High Definition Robots for robotic assisted procedures in general surgery, urology and gynecology. The hospital also is known for providing the area's only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke center -- the Polk Education Center.
Other centers of excellence include the Temple Imaging Center that offers some of the most advanced procedures in the area, including PET/CT scanning for cancer and Alzheimer's, 64 slice CT scanning, Open Bore MRI, 4D Ultrasound, and digital mammography. Other specialty areas include Orthopedic care, Women's Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Kidney and Diabetes Treatment, Sleep Disorders Treatment and Express Lab.