Proceeds will purchase the center’s first mobile services vehicle, expanding rural healthcare access in Louisiana
BOSSIER CITY, LA – October 13, 2023 – Southwestern Energy’s (NYSE: SWN) inaugural Haynesville Golf Classic raised over $100,000, with a portion of the funds supporting Christus Coushatta Healthcare Center’s first mobile van alongside the Children’s Miracle Network to increase patient transportation access and enhance community wellness.
A designated Critical Access Hospital, Christus Coushatta Healthcare Center (CHS) services approximately 35,000 patients in the Northwest Louisiana area, a majority of which live up to 50+ miles to the closest medical facility. The purchase of this non-emergency vehicle, complete with wheelchair accessibility, will support families in need of transportation to attend clinic appointments and help decrease hospitalizations.
“Christus Coushatta is excited and grateful to partner with SWN on this essential service need for our community. We often hear from our patients that miss appointments that they didn’t have a ride or any way to get to the hospital. With no public transportation in our parish, this creates a barrier to adequate healthcare in our rural community for our most vulnerable population,” said Brandon Hillman, Hospital Administrator, Christus Coushatta Healthcare.
CHS is a multi-specialty care facility that offers a wide range of healthcare services such as primary care, behavioral health, hematology & oncology, dental care, general surgery, emergency medicine, as well as OB/GYN, ENT and podiatry.
“Rural patients disproportionately miss important medical appointments due to limited or no means of public transportation. We felt this was an impactful way to increase healthcare access in these communities,” said Sean Burke, Southwestern Energy’s Haynesville Area Manager. “We’re one team with one focus at SWN, and that’s to create true economic and community value in the areas where we work in live. This is just one way of making good on that promise.”
“We are thankful for SWN’s presence in our community and their eagerness to give back. Christus Coushatta and the patients we serve will greatly benefit from the generosity of everyone who has given and SWN’s efforts to help better our community with the non-emergency van. We look forward to working together with SWN to help each other better serve our rural communities,” CHS’s Hillman continued.
34 teams, consisting of sponsors, community members and SWN vendor partners, participated in the Classic. Southwestern Energy would like to thank all Charity Classic sponsors, vendors and attendees for their support:
Brandon Hillman, (318) 461-0901
Christus Coushatta Healthcare Center
Tommy Clark, (346) 379-5599
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) is a leading U.S. producer of natural gas and natural gas liquids focused on responsibly developing large-scale energy assets in the nation’s most prolific shale gas basins. SWN’s returns-driven strategy strives to create sustainable value for its stakeholders by leveraging its scale, financial strength and operational execution. For additional information, please visit www.swncrreport.com.
About Christus Coushatta Healthcare
CHRISTUS Health, past and present, has always been a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities. We are still fighting to rid the world of poverty and income inequality, caring for illness and chronic disease, and a myriad of challenges that threaten the welfare of women, children, the elderly and the underserved. There is so much work to be done which is why the history of our organization and the efforts of our sponsoring congregations is as relevant and important today as it ever was. Learn more at www.christushealth.org.