Corpus Christi Medical Center November 09, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, November 9, 2015—Rick Paczkowski has been named the vice president of behavioral health services for Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) with oversight of its two campuses including Bayview Behavioral Hospital and Northwest Behavioral Health Center.

Paczkowski’s high sense of respect for serving the community, building partnerships and caring for people in need were all part of his previous roles. Paczkowski comes to CCMC from Millwood Hospital, a 122-bed behavioral health facility located in Arlington, Texas, where he served as Chief Executive Officer. He also held other executive positions at Universal Health Systems in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

A Midwest region native, Paczkowski earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Science degree from Minnesota State University – Moorhead. He is actively involved with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Fellows Program.

“Rick’s experience combined with his compassion to commitment makes him uniquely qualified to successfully lead Bayview Behavioral Hospital and Northwest Regional on its journey to improve mental health in our region, “said Jay Woodall, Chief Executive Officer at CCMC.

“I am both energized and excited about the opportunity to lead Bayview Behavioral Hospital to the next level during this essential time of development and growth,” said Rick Paczkowski, Vice President of Bayview Behavioral Hospital

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 multicampus 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, 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, 8 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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