Corpus Christi, Texas – Today, HCA-affiliated Corpus Christi Medical Center opened the doors to ER 24/7 Rockport, a freestanding emergency center at 400 Enterprise Blvd. in Rockport. The ER 24/7 Rockport is a much-needed addition to the community, which Hurricane Harvey devastated in 2017. There are currently no other emergency medical centers in Aransas County.

“At Corpus Christi Medical Center, we are expanding our scope of services to meet the growing healthcare needs of the communities we serve,” said Eric Evans, Corpus Christi Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “With the opening of ER 24/7 Rockport, residents of  Rockport, Aransas County and the surrounding area will have local access to world-class medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The new center is now a part of Corpus Christi Medical Center’s network of care facilities in the Coastal Bend Area. The medical center is renaming its two other existing free-standing emergency rooms in the area ER 24/7 Northwest and ER 24/7 Portland for consistency.

In addition to opening the new facility, Corpus Christi Medical Center debuted its “sand dollar” logo. The sand dollar logo’s multiple facets, which represent CCMC’s facilities, encircle the center diamond. The diamond represents Corpus Christi Medical Center’s patients, who are always at the center of its commitment to the care and improvement of human life.

“The new logo better mirrors what we do and who we serve, identifying Corpus Christi Medical Center as a Coastal Bend network of care facilities,” said Evans.

As an HCA Healthcare-affiliated hospital system, Corpus Christi Medical Center part of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. The Corpus Christi Medical Center campuses also include Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, ER 24/7 Northwest (formerly Northwest Regional), Bayview Behavioral Hospital, ER 24/7 Portland (formerly Northshore Emergency Center) and the Corpus Christi Cancer Center. The hospitals will have their existing brands refreshed to strengthen their affiliations with Corpus Christi Medical Center and their service areas. Online information, social media sites, and signage for the hospitals will be replaced in the coming months.

With 631 licensed beds, Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) has provided emergency medical care for more than101, 900 patients in 2019 and is known for its comprehensives cardiovascular, neurosurgery and spine services. CCMC’s network of physicians performed 11,555 surgeries during the past year including a variety of complex procedures in bariatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology and orthopedics, among others. As the preferred birthing hospital in the region named by the Corpus Christi Caller Times, CCMC Bay Area delivers nearly 4,000 babies annually. In addition, CCMC Bay Area continues to expand in scope by pursuing level II trauma services. To date, CCMC colleagues have also treated and safely discharged home 2,375 COVID-19 positive patients.

One of Corpus Christi’s key corporate citizens, CCMC paid more than $2,294,700 in local property taxes and more than $107,042,473 in salaries and benefits in 2019. As a pacesetter for healthcare in the community, the healthcare system continued to grow its Graduate Medical Educations programs for graduates who intend to enter Internal Medicine, Dermatology or Internal Medicine Fellowships in Cardiology or Pulmonary Medicines.