Christus Santa Rosa Restructures Domestic Operations

Patrick Carrier

Patrict Carrier, CEO Christus Santa Rosa

“Christus Health, which operates hospitals in several Texas cities and in Louisiana, New Mexico, Chile and Mexico, is reducing the number of its domestic operating units from eight to three. Carrier said the changes will streamline and simplify Christus’ regional operations and expedite the decision-making process across all affected markets. He will divide his time between both markets.”

Christus Santa Rosa CEO gains bigger role as parent group restructures domestic operations

Feb 11, 2015, 11:34am CST

Lyndsey Johnson / San Antonio Business Journal

Christus Santa Rosa Health System CEO Patrick Carrier has been named senior vice president of group operations for parent organization Christus Health. He will now oversee the San Antonio and Corpus Christi markets for Christus.

Christus Santa Rosa Health System President and CEO Patrick Carrier has been elevated to a new role as part of parent organization Christus Health’srestructuring. Carrier has been named senior vice president of group operations for Christus Health and will now oversee Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio and Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.

Ken Haynes will succeed Carrier as president and CEO of Christus Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio.

Christus Health, which operates hospitals in several Texas cities and in Louisiana, New Mexico, Chile and Mexico, is reducing the number of its domestic operating units from eight to three. Carrier said the changes will streamline and simplify Christus’ regional operations and expedite the decision-making process across all affected markets. He will divide his time between both markets.

“My role is broader now,” Carrier told me. “Each market will now have a CEO that reports to me.”

San Antonio and Corpus Christi are expected to benefit from the changes Christus Health is implementing.

“We will look at the issues and opportunities in San Antonio and Corpus Christi,” Carrier said. “This will challenge me to think of how we can leverage the assets and talents and strengthen them in both markets.”

Carrier has played a critical role in the Alamo City, overseeing the roughly $135 million transformation of Christus Santa Rosa’s City Centre campus into the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

Haynes said Christus is nearing the midway point on that transformation.

“This is a very important time for us,” he said. This (children’s hospital) will bring to San Antonio world-class medicine.”

Haynes has led a number of strategic initiatives during his tenure with Christus Santa Rosa, where he previously served as vice president and chief operating officer.

Pamela Robertson will retain her role as CEO of Christus Spohn.

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