Why mom was right about CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels


Gretchen Reuwer bby Gretchen Reuwer, NBU Public Affairs Manager

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels

Women’s Advisory Group


There comes a time when the dynamics of life start changing. For those of us “of a certain age,” it is often when we find ourselves in the role of a caretaker for one or more of your parents. Our parents’ health may be of a major concern within that shifting of roles. Suddenly, your very capable mom or dad needs help navigating the confusing world of healthcare, deciding on competent physicians, seeking out facilities that offer the services and programs they require, or driving to medical appointments. It can be overwhelming—even off-putting—especially if the care involves having to travel to major cities. I inwardly cringe sometimes at the thought of maneuvering through city traffic…and REALLY cringe when I think of some of our family members having to make those trips!

It has truly been a relief for my family to know that just about every service we need—no matter age or health status—is now right here in New Braunfels. A 7-minute drive from the house…or all of 15 minutes if traffic is really busy. I’ll take that any day over a trek to San Antonio, Austin or Houston!

“The level of talent among the CHRISTUS physicians and our local physicians who have made New Braunfels their home for many years is creating a medical facility that is second to none.”

Marcie Wagner, RN at CSRH-NB, cares for a newborn

But it’s not just about convenience. I need assurance that the services we are seeking for our loved ones are top notch and that they have access to the very best physicians in the health care industry. We have exactly that with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels. Our community hospital is providing state-of-the-art services, access to specialized teams of physicians who have come here from all over the nation, and local facilities in the heart of town that virtually eliminate the need for seeking health care outside of New Braunfels. This includes services such as:

  • Birthing Center (Baby Friendly Designated 2016-2021)
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Diabetes Services
  • Emergency Room – Level 4 Trauma Center
  • Imaging Center
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • Lung Screening
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Stroke Care
  • Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

The level of talent among the CHRISTUS physicians and our local physicians who have made New Braunfels their home for many years is creating a medical facility that is second to none. If there is a situation when additional consultation or analysis is needed, these doctors also have access to Telemedicine. This provides them with the capability of engaging in an immediate consultation with multiple specialists located at CHRISTUS branches in major metropolitan cities.

Knowing that we can feel secure and confident in our local health services brings peace of mind to sometimes stressful situations. That is something to be appreciated, no matter where you are in life. Check out everything that CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels has to offer at www.christussantarosa.org/newbraunfels.



About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The sisters heeded the call from the Catholic bishop of Texas to care for the multitude of sick, infirm, and orphaned in the Texas frontier. When the sisters arrived in San Antonio, the population was only 12,000 and there was no public hospital - until the sisters founded CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital.

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