Houston, TX (Nov. 12, 2019) – Below you’ll find CHI St. Luke’s official statement clarifying a situation involving a patient, a physician, and a representative of a company that provides photography services CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital.
We’re aware of a situation at CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital involving a patient, a physician, and a representative of a company that provides photography services to parents of newborns under a written agreement with the hospital. The agreement does not authorize the company or its employees to provide medical advice or to express company or personal views on any subject to any patient, whether those views are consistent with those of the hospital or not. The hospital’s actions in this matter were consistent with its rights under the agreement, and did not include termination of employment for an employee of the photography company. We cannot comment further on our contractual relationship with the company, nor can we comment on the care of any patient due to patient privacy laws. We can confirm that all Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services are followed at our institutions. Our physicians and health care staff are committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality care for their patients and their families.