Joint Commission Accreditations

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 2015 by The Joint Commission. We have been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval ™.

Any person who has patient safety issues or concerns about care, treatment or services received at Corpus Christi Medical Center that have not been addressed by Corpus Christi Medical Center, is encouraged to contact the CCMC Risk Management Department at 361-761-4357 or at:

Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area
Attention: Quality/Risk Management
7101 S. Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

If the concerns cannot be resolved by Corpus Christi Medical Center, the person has the right to contact the following organizations:

Texas Health and Human Services
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3199
1-888-973-0022

The Joint Commission Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Blvd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
1-800-994-6610

Disease Specific Care Certification for Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

Corpus Christi Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for both Hip and Knee Joint Replacement surgery.

At Doctors Regional, we provide a comprehensive program for adults with degenerative and acute joint, back and neck conditions as a result of trauma, illness or aging. Our mission is to exceed the needs of our patients, community, and physicians as the leader in providing, state-of-the art and cost effective treatment in total hip and knee replacement surgery. We are committed to fulfilling this mission in an environment of care, teamwork, and individual employee development and pride. 

Primary Stroke Center Certification

Corpus 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 for providing better, faster care to improve stroke patient outcomes.

Honors & Certifications

First Nationally Accredited Bariatric Program

Corpus Christi Medical Center-Bay Area Hospital is the first nationally accredited bariatric program in the Coastal Bend for Weight Loss Surgery. The hospital received accreditation by meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care from the MBSAQIP and The American College of Surgeons. .

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The award recognizes Corpus Christi Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.  

Designated Level IV Trauma Center

Corpus 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 offer essential diagnostic capabilities and provide surgery and critical care services related to trauma care. When patients arrive at the Emergency Department, life-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.  

Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) Bay Area and Doctors Regional for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain by awarding the Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation. Bay Area and Doctors Regional are among 12 accredited hospitals in Texas. The award is based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

'A' Hospital Safety Grade

Corpus Christi Medical Center's Bay Area, The Heart Hospital and Doctors Regional received the highest rating in the Coastal Bend, an 'A' Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade.The designation recognizes efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

Designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area has received designation as a Level III facility by the Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS). Designation at this level emphasizes the hospital's ability to care for critically ill newborn babies. Additionally, the Bay Area NICU meets the strict quality and safety guidelines for perinatal care established by the TDHS.

Top Teaching Hospital Award

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Corpus Christi Medical Center - Doctors Regional was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The award also recognizes Doctors regional among the Top 6% of hospitals.

2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

Bay Area has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. These achievements recognize Corpus Christi Medical Center for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during and afterchildbirth, as well as women undergoing gynecological procedures.

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

The Patent Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, recognizes Corpus Christi Medical Center for preventing infections, medical errors and other complications. Patients receiving care at award recipient hospitals have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing patient safety events.

The America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.

Quality Reports

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.

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