North Texas’ newest hospital system is in the midst of a massive hiring wave that promises to bring roughly 1,000 jobs to Irving by midyear. Christus Health, a $5 billion Catholic nonprofit system with more than 50 acute and long-term acute care hospitals in the United States and Mexico, began consolidating its headquarters in Irving in 2012. Christus has about 600 employees in Irving now and will have roughly 1,000 in the office by mid-2013, said Ernie Sadau, president and CEO. “It’s been a tremendous opportunity that we’ve had to relocate here,” Sadau said. The move allowed Christus to consolidate four administrative offices — two from Houston, one from San Antonio and a smaller Irving office — into a single property. It also gave Christus access to what executives described as North Texas’ large talent pool for health care workers. There are more than 200 job openings posted for the headquarters today, with another 300 expected to come online throughout 2013, said Ron Croy, director of talent acquisition. The positions run the gamut, including information technology, revenue cycle management, accounting, finance, management and human resources, said Marty Margetts, system vice president of human resources. Some of the executive positions open include vice president of managed care, chief nursing officer, vice president of quality and patient safety, and vice president of mission integration, she said. Chris Wallace, president and CEO of the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, said Christus has been heavily engaged civically through the chamber. In addition to jobs, the consolidation of the international health system brings prestige for Irving and North Texas, he said. “They are a great brand to be associated with all of our other great brands in the Irving Las Colinas area,” Wallace said. “They have a great facility and they’re going to be good corporate partners for us.”

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