Frequently Asked Questions About the St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network
The St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network is here to provide Texas A&M University System employees and retirees with lower-cost options for primary and specialty care through their employer-sponsored health insurance. We understand you may have a few questions about this partnership. If you don’t see your question below, please reach out to us, and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions
St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center have collaborated about the health and wellness of the Brazos Valley area for over 20 years. The two organizations share similar values around improving the health and quality of life of the communities they serve through research, education and innovation in healthcare. In 2017, we began discussions with Texas A&M University about how to fundamentally improve the manner in which healthcare is being delivered in the Brazos Valley area. We have developed a detailed and actionable plan to fulfill this mission
St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M College of Medicine will have a co-branded primary care network, making St. Joseph Health the primary clinical partner for Texas A&M University.
The two organizations work together to become more clinically integrated, which enhances the quality of care and ease of access for our patients.
As two long-standing community partners, St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M University are committed to developing and improving a workforce of health professionals throughout the Brazos Valley
The partnership offers Texas A&M University System employees a significant reduction in health insurance costs through lower cost voluntary options in their network benefit plan.
This collaboration allows Texas A&M University medical students increased opportunities with local providers for education and training.
Right now, both St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center are operating in a “business as usual” fashion, continuing our patient-centric focus and serving the Brazos Valley community.
CHI National, CHI Texas Division, St. Joseph Health and The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the decision. We are confident this partnership is in the best interest of our patients, employees and the community.
The Brazos Valley area residents will first and foremost benefit from this partnership. The partnership will help bring better services and patient care to the community.
St. Joseph’s pledge to the community is to provide the highest quality of health care possible. This partnership will reinforce the programs and services already in place and strengthen the commitment of world-class healthcare from St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M University.
St. Joseph Health has had the privilege of being the market leader in the Brazos Valley area for many years now. It is the ultimate goal of this partnership with Texas A&M Health Science Center that St. Joseph Health will not only retain its standing within the community, but also deliver the high quality healthcare and patient services that residents have come to expect from us.
Our diverse and robust due diligence teams are working hard to identify best practices to make sure the implementation of our priority initiatives will run as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.
The nature of this partnership will not require shifts in leadership and duplicated roles, so as of now, no management or staff changes will occur in the foreseeable future.
St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center have a co-branded primary care network. Clinics will remain wholly owned and operated by St. Joseph Health but will be identified as clinics for teaching.