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CHRISTUS Health Celebrates Its Las Colinas Corporate Headquarters

The 15-story, 460,000-square-foot tower will house around 2,000 employees for the international health system.
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Courtesy: CHRISTUS Health

CHRISTUS Health unveiled its 15-story corporate headquarters in Las Colinas last week, adding to the community’s reputation as the “headquarters of headquarters.” Words from CHRISTUS Health President and CEO Ernie Sadau, Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer, Dallas Bishop Edward Burns, and fireworks commemorated the event.

CHRISTUS is a Catholic international health system with more than 600 locations in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile. These include community hospitals, urgent care centers, health insurance companies, and physician clinics staffed by over 50,000 employees. The 460,000-square-foot tower and adjacent 10-story parking garage sit on a 4.2-acre parcel in central Las Colinas and will house around 2,000 administrative employees who support the system.

BOKA Powell designed the building via a team led by Don Powell and Joe Hilliard, while Manhattan Construction was the construction firm on the project. Fidelis Healthcare Partners led site selection and pre-development and was the developer. Its team included Kevin O’Neil and Mark Allyn, as well as partner Mark Fewin, who leads Guidon Project Solutions.

Real estate development firm Fidelis Healthcare Partners, an affiliate of Fidelis Realty Partners, led the site selection and pre-development planning and was the developer. The Fidelis Healthcare team includes Kevin O’Neil and Mark Allyn, with support from their partner Mark Fewin, leader of Guidon Project Solutions.

CHRISTUS, along with Tenet Healthcare and Steward Health Care System, are health systems based in North Texas without being the sole operator of any hospitals in the region. CHRISTUS’ nearest hospital is in Sulphur Springs, about 80 miles east of Dallas.

The health system is part of the chorus of companies headquartered in Irving-Las Colinas, which has the most corporate headquarters per capita than any city in the country. McKesson, Fluor, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Celanese, Pioneer Natural Resources, Vistra Energy, Michael’s, Commercial Metals, Darling Ingredients, Flowserve, and Nexstar Communications also call the area home. ExxonMobil recently relocated from Las Colinas to Houston.

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CHRISTUS Health President and CEO Ernie Sadau speaking at the unveiling. Courtesy: CHRISTUS Health

“This move is so much more than a new, physical location,” Sadau said. “While we don’t have hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, it’s important to us to invest in our Associates who office here to support our ministries and their growth around the globe. We are doing this by providing them with a uniquely crafted space that not only better suits their needs but also the needs of future Associates who will join us in living out our important mission.”

CHRISTUS’ administrative staff had been officing out of leased space in the area since it consolidated corporate offices in Las Colinas over a decade ago. During that period, CHRISTUS has grown from 30,000 to nearly 50,000 employees and from 3.8 million to 7 million lives impacted.

“We are grateful to have such an important, integral organization in our community that is touching and changing lives every single day,” Stopfer said. “We are always looking for innovative ways to positively change and impact our city. CHRISTUS Health is leading this charge and setting a trend for other organizations beyond just health care. We are so proud to have CHRISTUS be part of our beautiful community.”

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