CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels, a 132-bed hospital, is a full-service Hospital with state-of-the-art technology offering a full scope of specialized services including cardiology services, women's services, surgical services, rehabilitation services, imaging services, ICU, and 24/7 emergency services.
Our story is one of community and commitment. The community of people who, more than 55 years ago, dreamed of bringing the best medical care available to the residents of Comal County, and the commitment of hundreds of physicians, health care workers, and Volunteers delivering the highest quality of care to all those we are privileged to serve.
In the early 1950s, a group of business and civic leaders led by H.C. McKenna set out to privately secure the necessary funds to build a community Hospital. After securing the Hospital site from the City of New Braunfels, this group organized a fundraising effort in 1952, often going door-to-door asking local citizens for their support. The generosity of the people of New Braunfels produced more than $500,000 for the initiative, which was augmented by a $280,000 Hill-Burton grant.
October 1953 marked the grand opening celebration for the new 40- bed New Braunfels Hospital. The original structure still stands today as the core of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels. In 1973, New Braunfels Hospital changed its name to McKenna Memorial Hospital in honor of H.C. McKenna, who served as president of the Hospital's board of trustees for more than 20 years.
After operating as an independent Hospital for more than 50 years, the Hospital was acquired by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. The board decided the best way to ensure the strongest health care future for the New Braunfels and Comal County area was to sell McKenna Memorial Hospital to a health system with the extensive resources, which would be needed to meet long-term growth of this rapidly growing community.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is a vital part of New Braunfels and Comal County providing significant programs, services, and resources that benefit the health and well-being of the community. Its primary goal is to expand access to care, close to home.
Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those we are privileged to serve.
Caring for the people of Comal County and beyond, our Hospital offers the following broad spectrum of services:
The Cardiovascular Center offers the latest technology to perform everything from advanced diagnostic procedures to complex interventional procedures and open heart surgery. The Center includes three Cardiac Catheterization Labs, a cardiovascular operating room, and all necessary support space. Services offered at the full-service Cardiovascular Center include: Open-heart surgery, angioplasty and stent placement, calcium scoring, cardiac CT angiography, cardiac catheterization, electrocardiography (EKG), echocardiography, intravascular ultrasound, pacemaker and defibrillator insertion, and peripheral vascular procedures. We are an accredited Chest Pain Center, as designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
Birthing Center/Women's Services
Our newly renovated Birthing Center has all private rooms, tastefully decorated to create a comfortable environment for mom and baby. Common areas, including the nurses' station and hallways have also been completely upgraded to improve efficiency. Our hospital has neonatologists on staff to care for newborns who need a little extra medical attention. Any mom or baby at our Hospital also has direct access to the best specialists and highest-level resources at Children's Hospital of San Antonio, which when transported by our experienced transport team, is literally minutes away.
The Joint Replacement Center offers a full range of exceptional care including diagnostics, treatment, minimally invasive surgery, and personalized rehabilitation. Our orthopedists have access to advanced technology in a specialized unit dedicated to joint replacement patients. Now available is the Direct Anterior or “front” approach, a new technique that involves making an incision on the front of the hip rather than the side or back as traditionally done. Call 1.877.250.3627 for your same day appointment with an orthopedist.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa - New Braunfels has offered stroke treatment with the use of tPA, a clot busting drug, for many years - and now with our expanded service we can augment care with the use of telemedicine.
Digital Imaging Services
The Imaging Center provides a variety of outpatient tests and exams including the latest and newest services in Open MRI/MRA, CT, PET, digital mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and digital x-ray.
Our surgical area offers a welcoming environment for safe, quality surgical care. The operating rooms feature equipment, including a video integration system, that gives surgeons immediate access from the operating table to medical images from any source. This includes radiology images and both still and live video feeds from medical instruments, such as laparoscopic tools.
Our rehabilitation services are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care designed to assist patients to return to their maximum function and health potential. This is done in collaboration with the rehabilitation team, patient, and family. Rehabilitation services include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy.
The Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has received national certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This recognition of excellence highlights the dedication and willingness of the care team, ensuring patients receive the highest level of cardiac rehabilitation care possible.
With board-certified physicians and an excellent team of health care professionals, the Emergency Department in New Braunfels sees more than 35,000 patients per year. The Emergency Department has 20 treatment rooms, six of which are dedicated Fast Track areas 24 hours a day.
Additionally, dedicated areas for rapid medical evaluation and triaging are in place to assure the most expedient care possible. The primary entrance on Union Avenue provides easy access to patients arriving by private car and for those brought in by ambulance. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center - Creekside
is now open to serve this fast-growing area with 24/7 emergency services not previously available.
Use our online appointment scheduling tool
and check in to the emergency room from the comfort of your home.
Your care process begins within 5 minutes and you'll see a physician within 30 minutes. We strive to meet our 5/30 commitment. There may be times when critical emergencies, epidemics, and diversions impact our performance.
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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels
600 North Union Avenue
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
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