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Mission, Vision, & Values

Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, and Madisonville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

As an integrated healthcare system, CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. Our network includes more than 30 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a freestanding Emergency Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and diagnostic services.

As an active member of the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as well as addressing the overall health of the community. We continuously work to assess unique needs and create plans that respond to those needs in an effort to build a healthier community. Our latest Community Benefit Financial Report is posted here for your reference.

Mission Statement

The mission of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.


Our vision is to live our Mission and Values, to improve the health of our communities, initiate research, and promote the education of new models for quality healthcare.

Core Values

Reverence - Profound respect and awe for all of creation; the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others, and our journey to God.

Integrity - Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust and truthfulness in all we do.

Compassion - Solidarity with one another; capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.

Excellence - Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.


"The Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio are sponsors of St. Joseph Health System.  Our faith-based ministry is rooted in our belief that every life is sacred. Our employees and physicians minister as a team, guided by God's call to foster healing as we strive to transform hurt into hope."

Sr. Penny Dunn, OSF
V.P. Mission Integration

Our parent organization.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system, accomplishes its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities across the nation.

The nation’s second-largest nonprofit health systems, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI collaborates with community partners, individual community members, and other providers of health and human services to create innovative new models of community health. With reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence, CHI endeavors to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research, to create healthier communities.