Commitment to Excellence

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
(888) 973-0022

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

Accreditations, Certifications and Awards

Our support staff and medical professionals take pride in the quality of healthcare provided to our community. In 2023, some of our affiliations, accreditations and honors include:

  • Advanced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Comprehensive Center, MBSAQIP Center
  • Chest Pain Center with Resuscitation (Cycle VI), Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Maternal Designation (Level IV), Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Stroke Center Designation, The Joint Commission
  • Trauma Center Designation, Texas Department of State Health Services
    Bay Area (Level II), Doctors Regional and ER 24/7 Northwest (Level IV)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2023), Healthgrades
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2023), Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ (2023)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2023)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Excellence Award™ (2023), Healthgrades
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2023), Healthgrades
  • Appendectomy, Five-Star Recipient (2023), Healthgrades
  • Treatment of Heart Failure, Five-Star Recipient (2023), Healthgrades
  • Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies, Five-Star Recipient (2023), Healthgrades


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Corpus Christi Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

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.

Join our team

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