Honors and Certifications
Ranked 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital
Corpus Christi Medical Center is recognized as one of Thomson Reuter's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation. This prestigious award honors hospitals that have lead the way with superior performance in four key areas: outcomes of care, service-line efficiency, financial performance, and core measures alignment.
The Joint Commission
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 2009 by The Joint Commission. We have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval ™.
Designated Level IV Trauma Center
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 offers essential diagnostic capabilities and provide surgery and critical care services related to trauma care. When patients arrive at the Emergency Department, live-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.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
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.
Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Gold Triple Performance Achievement Award®
Christi Medical Center has received national recognition from the AHA and ASA for its performance in treating cardiac and stroke patients using the Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” ®Program.
Chest Pain Accreditation (Cycle II with PCI)
Corpus Christi Medical Center has been granted designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The accreditation solidifies that our clinical processes are streamlined to expedite assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a heart attack. Learn more...
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.
Our average STEMI time is 66 minutes, which is lower than the national benchmark of 90 minutes.
Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?
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Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area
7101 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Doctors Regional
3315 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Corpus Christi Medical Center - The Heart Hospital
7002 Williams Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Northwest Regional
Northwest Behavioral Health Center
13725 Northwest Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bayview Behavioral Hospital
6629 Wooldridge Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Northshore Emergency Center
1702 HWY 181 North, Suite 11-A
Portland, TX 78374
Corpus Christi Medical Center - Radiation Oncology
1625 Rodd Field Road, Suite 200
Corpus Christi,TX 78412