CHI St. Luke’s Health

TMC Member Since 1951

CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, founded in 1954, is an academic medical center caring for more than half a million patients each year. Home to one of the top 10 heart centers in the nation, the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s is where the first heart transplantation in the United States was performed thanks to the pioneering work of THI founder Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

With Texas Medical Center affiliations, including several nursing schools and three medical schools, Baylor St. Luke’s was the first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—the first to be receive the designation three times, in 2001, 2005 and 2009.

Baylor St. Luke’s is also home to two medical clinics, which provide primary care for adults, including treatment of acute and chronic conditions; and three freestanding community emergency centers in greater Houston offering adult and pediatric care.

CHI St. Luke’s Health, is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system that ranks as the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.



T. Douglas Lawson

President, CHI St. Luke’s Health/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center