Corpus Christi, TX (Feb. 18, 2019) – Bay Area Medical Center, a campus of Corpus Christi Medical Center, has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate SurgeryTM by Healthgrades® for 2019. The designation recognizes Bay Area for superior outcomes in prostate surgeries, including a lower risk of complications.

The achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically among hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.

Additionally, Corpus Christi Medical Center hospitals have been collectively been named recipients of the Leapfrog Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM (2018), Labor and Delivery Excellence AwardTM (2017, 2018), Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence AwardTM (2018) and Vascular Surgery Excellence AwardTM (2018).

"Our mission is providing exceptional care to every patient, every day," said Jay Woodall, CEO at Corpus Christi Medical Center. "This award exemplifies the commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to providing the highest standards of care and outcomes for our patients."

The Prostate Surgery specialty award is based on Prostate Removal Surgery and Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery. Hospitals are evaluated on both procedures based on in-hospital complications. Healthgrades identifies the top 100 hospitals performing in the top 10 percent in the nation for each of 11 specialty areas based on overall scores.

"Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes," said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. "Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Bay Area Medical Center in the marketplace."

Healthgrades is an independent ratings organization and findings are based on an evaluation of Medicare inpatient data from 2015 through 2017 for about 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades assessed hospital performance related to more than 30 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures.