CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 1, 2016— Medical Professionals at the Corpus Christi Medical Center-bay Area labor and delivery unit stayed busy over the New Year’s holiday. In the past 24 hours, approximately 21 babies were born. The first baby of the year was delivered by Christine Canterbury, M.D. from Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic at 12:33 a.m. Additional births include newborn twins Richard Michael and Lucas Maddox Jones. Parents Rick and Lena Jones welcomed sons Richard weighing 4 lbs. 13 ounces and 18 inches long and Lucas weighing 5 lbs.4 ounces and 19 inches long.

“It’s exciting to witness the birth of our sons. We are thankful for the care we received at Bay Area and for the good health of our family. I can honestly say—we’re blessed,” said Rick Jones.

Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) is the leading birth place in Corpus Christi. Thanks to the outstanding physicians and nurses at Bay Area Hospital, it was another record breaking year. In 2015, the hospital delivered nearly 4,900 newborn babies, its highest number of births reported to date.

“We are thankful for the community’s continual trust in Corpus Christi Medical Center to provide medical care. On behalf of our physicians and healthcare professionals, we wish everyone a happy and healthy new year,” stated Jay Woodall, CEO.

About Corpus Christi Medical Center

Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas for the past 50 years. What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a multi-campus health care system offering a full range of medical services, outstanding clinical care and superior technology. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available. The campuses of Corpus Christi Medical Center are Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northwest Behavioral Health Center, Northshore Emergency Center, and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. For more information about Corpus Christi Medical Center and the local Jason Foundation Resource Center at Bayview Behavioral Hospital, visit

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at

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