The History of Paris Regional Medical Center
The hospital has come a long way since its inception in 1911. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the two campuses are licensed by the Texas Department of Health. In addition, Paris Regional Medical Center is a member of the Texas Hospital Association. The beginning of what was to eventually become Paris Regional dates to 1896 when the Sisters of Mercy operated St. Patrick’s Academy, a boarding school near downtown Paris. After several years of agonizing labor and severe tests of faith, six sisters reopened the facility as St. Joseph’s Infirmary on October 1, 1911.
In 1999, St. Joseph’s ownership changed when it became a part of the new CHRISTUS Health System, created as a result of the merger of the Incarnate Word Health System and the Sisters of Charity, Houston. In August, 2001, CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Health System purchased the buildings, equipment and certain services of the competing 210-bed McCuistion Regional Medical Center, owned at the time by Texas Health Resources. With the acquisition, CHRISTUS consolidated services of the two hospitals into one system. Essent Healthcare, Inc. purchased CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Health System in late December 2003 and took over operations on January 1, 2004 as Paris Regional Medical Center.
In, November of 2011 Essent Healthcare, Inc. merged with RegionalCare Hospital Partners. At this time, Paris Regional Medical Center is under the parent company of RegionalCare Hospital Partners. Paris Regional Medical Center is currently in the process of their long awaited Northward Bound Project. The Northward Bound Project consists of consolidating all acute care services to the North Campus location. The project is estimated at approximately $20 million. The hospital anticipates the date of completion for the expansion to be Fall 2012.
Our Core Values
Paris Regional Medical Center is committed to:
Worthwhile work and making a difference.
Treating every person with dignity, compassion, respect and kindness.
Recognition that every PRMC colleague is an essential and valuable part of our team.
Knowledge that our customers come first and exceeding their expectations.
Fiscally responsible with our resources.
Compliance with legal, ethical, and accreditation standards.
To be the regional healthcare provider of choice, which through our medical staff, employees and technology provides quality, affordable healthcare for the customers we serve.
To work with our physicians, healthcare professionals and community leaders to become a regional medical center that provides superior quality service, optimum technology and modern facilities to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.