Joint Commission Accreditations
As a sign of our Commitment to Excellence in providing patient care, Corpus Christi Medical Center has attained full accreditation for all services surveyed in 2015 by The Joint Commission. We have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval ™.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
Corpus Christi Medical Center has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Disease Specific Care Certification for Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
Corpus Christi Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for both Hip and Knee Joint Replacement surgery.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
Corpus Christi Medical Center has also been named a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area, The Heart Hospital and Doctors Regional Hospitals for providing better, faster care to improve stroke patient outcomes.
Honors & Certifications
First Nationally Accredited Bariatric Program
Corpus Christi Medical Center-Bay Area Hospital is the first nationally accredited bariatric program in the Coastal Bend for Weight Loss Surgery. The hospital received accreditation by meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care from the MBSAQIP and The American College of Surgeons. .
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
The award recognizes Corpus Christi Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.
Designated Level IV Trauma Center
Corpus Christi Medical Center has achieved re-designation as Level IV Trauma Centers by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This designation recognizes the hospitals’ efforts to better serve severely injured patients by significantly improving trauma care. Both Bay Area and Doctors Regional hospitals have the necessary equipment and resources for trauma cases. These Level IV facilities also offer essential diagnostic capabilities and provide surgery and critical care services related to trauma care. When patients arrive at the Emergency Department, life-saving care is provided by physicians and trained nurses. If the situation demands, transfer agreements and protocols allow patients to be transferred quickly to a higher level of care.
Chest Pain Accreditation (Cycle III)
Corpus Christi Medical Center has been granted designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care - Chest Pain Centers. The accreditation solidifies that our clinical processes are streamlined to expedite assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a heart attack. Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care...
Texas Health Care (THC) Quality Achievement Award
Corpus Christi Medical Center has received national recognition from the Texas Health Care (THC) Quality Improvement Program. The program recognizes those hospitals that have improved their performance on specific national quality measures for acute myocardial infarction or AMI (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
What is a STEMI?
A STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) is a deadly type of heart attack, which is identified on an EKG. Early treatment to the blocked coronary artery minimizes the extent of the heart muscle damage and preserves the pumping function of the heart, thereby, increasing survival and reducing or eliminating complications.
STEMI Time Calculation
Average STEMI times are approximate and are provided for informational purposes only. STEMI Times represent an average of our hospital’s STEMI cases over the past 52 weeks for which data is available, and is defined as the time it took to reestablish blood flow from the time the patient arrived at the hospital’s Emergency Room. The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Joint Commission have established that this should occur in 90 minutes or less.
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