News Release: NexCore Group and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System break ground on Gisela Houseman Medical Campus in Orange, Texas


The CHRISTUS-anchored, two-story, 55,000 s.f. Phase I building will house a 24/7 emergency hospital and key outpatient diagnostic services, with the remaining space leased to independent physicians

Top:  Officials of NexCore Group, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, The Houseman Companies, the City of Orange, the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, and elected officials were on hand for the Jan. 24 ground breaking event. Bottom:  A two-story, 55,000 s.f. medical office building on 5.5 acres marks the first phase of the panned 20-acre Gisela Houseman Medical Campus in Orange, Texas.




ORANGE, Texas, and DENVER, Jan. 28, 2022 –Principals of NexCore Group and leaders with CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, along with a number of community members and elected officials, gathered in Orange Jan. 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking and blessing of the 20-acre Gisela Houseman Medical Campus (GHMC).

Also attending the event were representatives involved in the project from The Houseman Companies, the City of Orange and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.

The ceremony took place on the 5.5-acre site of the first phase of the planned medical campus near U.S. Interstate 10E and Texas State Highway 62. The Phase I project will be a CHRISTUS-anchored, two-story, 55,000-square-foot medical office building (MOB) housing a 24/7 emergency hospital and key outpatient and diagnostic services.

Denver-based NexCore, a national healthcare, life sciences and senior housing real estate developer, says the development is designed to conveniently meet a wide variety of the community’s healthcare needs following the closure of Baptist Hospital Orange.

“Every design element of the Gisela Houseman Medical Campus has been thoughtfully conceived to provide not only comprehensive quality healthcare services but delivered in such a way to promote and encourage connectivity, patient satisfaction and provider efficiency,” says NexCore’s Senior Vice President, Business Development Nathan Golik.

“The development will become the focal point of healthcare in Orange and the surrounding region, providing convenient and critical access to care for both patients and providers alike, who in the past have had to travel at least 30 minutes to receive and deliver care. The Gisela Houseman Medical Campus is a game-changer for the citizens of Orange.”

Phase I of the project comprises a medical office building, with a majority of the first floor leased to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System for an emergency hospital and outpatient and diagnostic services. “We want the communities we serve to thrive and to have easy access to the best health care close to home,” explained Paul Trevino, President of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “We couldn’t be more excited about this development and all that we will be able to offer others. Our commitment is to continue to serve our communities with the best health care. The kind that is reliable and personal, holistic and compassionate. We put the patient at the center of everything we do.”

The remaining space will be leased to independent physicians, including Dr. Marty Rutledge of Orange Medical Surgical Associates (a longstanding primary care physician in Orange, and 30-year pioneer in the county that has been the driving force behind the project).

Gisela Houseman, owner of The Houseman Companies, continues “With NexCore and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System on board, the new medical campus will provide the very best healthcare for our citizens. Having good healthcare availability will also usher in a new era of prosperity for Orange County.”

The City of Orange is looking forward to restoring healthcare to the region, “The Gisela Houseman Medical Campus/CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Emergency Hospital project is a God given blessing to our community. For several years many representatives from the City and County of Orange have worked to see this day come to fruition and we are thankful,” states Larry Spears Jr., the Mayor of Orange, Texas. “On behalf of Orange City Council and Staff, we are sincerely honored and excited to share the great news with the citizens of the community. I wish to sincerely say “Thank You” to the Rutledge Family, The Houseman Companies, NexCore and the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System family for working with us to reestablish hope. The Lord is doing marvelous things in the City of Orange and I truly believe that this is only the beginning.”

Planned services and amenities at GHMC include an emergency department/emergency hospital, imaging and diagnostic services, lab, primary care and specialty care clinics, collaboration/community education areas, and facilities support. A grand opening is anticipated in Spring 2023.

For leasing information at the Gisela Houseman Medical Campus, please contact Stacey Hall at 832-637-3773 or

About CHRISTUS Southeast Texas

Setting the standard for progressive health care in Southeast Texas, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, is a Catholic, not-for-profit health care system that has been serving the needs of its communities including Beaumont, Port Arthur/Mid County, Jasper and others for more than 120 years. The fully integrated healthcare delivery system, including two inpatient hospitals and 30+ additional points of access ranging from outpatient care to long term facilities, are recognized as the regional leader in outpatient services, cardiology, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, robotics surgery, birthing, neonatal care, cardiac rehabilitation, imaging, and emergency services, while CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth is designated as the area’s only Level III Trauma Center and has received the highest, most advanced Maternal Child and NICU designations in Southeast Texas. The system continues to adapt and change to meet the needs of the community, following the values and mission of the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio– to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit Contact: Danielle Pardue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 409-504-6755.

About NexCore Group LLC

NexCore Group is a national healthcare real estate investment and development company that focuses on acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare facilities including medical office buildings, wellness facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, single and multi-specialty physician buildings, life sciences facilities, seniors housing communities and transitional rehabilitation centers. NexCore partners with top healthcare systems, hospitals, physician groups, and assisted living, memory care and post-acute care operators, and reputable institutional and high net worth investors to develop, acquire and own high quality assets that serve their communities through significant job creation and the provision of quality healthcare services. Since 2004, the NexCore team has developed and acquired over 14.3 million square feet of healthcare properties across the country and currently manages over $2.9 billion of healthcare facilities. The company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top Healthcare Real Estate Developers in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare and HREI. NexCore is headquartered in Denver, with regional offices in Chicago; Bethesda, Md.; Portland, Ore.; Dallas; Orlando, Fla.; Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and Indianapolis. For more information, please visit Contact: Kirstin Barbour, Marketing Director, 303-293-0693.

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News Media Contacts:
Kirstin Barbour, NexCore Group • 303.293.0693 •
Danielle Pardue, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System • 409.504.6755 •

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