Case Study

Christus Southeast Texas Health System

St. Elizabeth Hospital NICU Renovations

Christus Southeast Texas Health System has a rich history of compassion, faith, and determination to meet the constantly evolving needs of the community. The health system’s roots go back over a hundred years in Texas, with early and ongoing sponsorship and support from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. More recently, the Christus name has been showing up on the annual, nationally recognized Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® list for patient satisfaction and employee engagement. Salas O’Brien is proud to have partnered with a health system whose values permeate not only its mission and goals, but also its day-to-day practice.

The renovation for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Christus’ St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, was a challenging and rewarding project for Salas O’Brien. The renovation included the addition of three new private rooms, a 3100A frequency oscillatory ventilator, and RetCam (a pediatric eye imaging device), and specialized lighting and noise reduction techniques were used in the ceilings and flooring. All of these measures will help to protect critical infants from overwhelming stimuli and harmful exposure. In addition to completing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for the NICU, Salas O’Brien also renovated and updated the nurse call station to ensure better, faster communication and ease of access.

Both the renovated NICU and the updated nurse call station will improve Christus health professionals’ ability to provide the highest level of specialized care to the surrounding community.


Beaumont, Texas

Project Size:
22,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering

Construction Cost:
$2.5 Million