Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Forming Alliance With CentroMed – Medical Home For Children


W. Scott Bailey – San Antonio Business Journal

Christus Santa Rosa Health System’s Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has reached an agreement to work with CentroMed to improve the delivery of pediatric care in the region.

CentroMed operates 21 primary care clinics in San Antonio, providing access to care for the area’s under-served populations. As part of the collaboration, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio will provide resources to help CentroMed acquire six new pediatricians, which will expand the organization’s ability to provide primary care for some of the Alamo City’s smallest patients.

“Our mission in building San Antonio’s first stand-alone children’s hospital is to connect and develop those relationships that make it easy for parents to provide the medical care their children need,” says Christus Santa Rosa Health System President and CEO Pat Carrier. “From primary care, specialist care, urgent care and hospital care, we are aligning the best minds and hearts in pediatric medicine.”

The new collaborative agreement comes as the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that children should have a medical home, with physicians who know them and can coordinate their care.

“The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s mission aligns with ours — that all kids come first, regardless of their ability to pay,” says CentroMed President and CEO Ernesto Gomez.

“To give our kids the best, we must work together,” he adds. “The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s focus on providing a health care home for kids, along with their open-care model, where academic, primary care pediatricians and specialists work together, makes the process easy. It escalates the medical care for our kids in a way never done before.”