CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Expands in Size and Services

Nestled among the trees in historic Bee County is CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville.

Karen Schwartzman
On Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:18

Nestled among the trees in historic Bee County is CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville. The beautifully renovated 69-bed rural hospital provides general and specialized services that allow residents to receive quality medical treatment close to home.

One of the largest employers in the county, the original Bee County Hospital was built in 1964, becoming part of the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System that serves the Coastal Bend region in the mid-1990s. A local advisory committee comprising community leaders appointed by CHRISTUS Spohn and Bee County meets monthly.

Several upgrades have been made to the Beeville facility in recent years, including a second-story hospital addition, a new emergency room and intensive care and obstetrics units. The $6 million addition, built in partnership with Bee County in 2001, added three new operating rooms, eight new out-patient rooms and updated patient rooms throughout the hospital. Recent renovations have included a new admitting area, comprehensive radiology and upgrades to plant maintenance.

The hospital is supported by more than 20 dedicated physicians practicing family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pulmonology and radiology.  “The community and the hospital are blessed to have such a wide range of specialists who serve our rural population,” says Jerry Rodriguez, vice president and chief operating officer of the Beeville hospital.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville is designated by the Texas Department of Health as a Level IV Trauma Center, providing 24-hour emergency and ICU services for critically ill or injured patients, and stabilizing some 16,500 patients in the ER each year.  The hospital employs a trained ER physician around the clock, and partners with Halo-Flight and regional emergency medical services to facilitate timely transport of all critical care and trauma patients to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial, the region’s only Level II Trauma Center south of San Antonio.

In addition, the hospital provides complete diagnostic services; the women’s care unit includes nine birthing suites and a full-service nursery that is connected to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit by Halo-Flight and EMS.

Pediatric care is offered by several primary care physicians and a pediatric specialist. “Parents with children who become ill and require hospitalization can rest assured that the care they receive is equal to that of much larger hospitals,” Rodriguez says. “Convenience, quality and compassion are the cornerstones of care bestowed on each and every patient.”

In- and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided in a free-standing building on the hospital campus. The hospital offers comprehensive wound care services that are beneficial to people with diabetes who often have wounds that are difficult to heal.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville and medical staff have grown, providing quality patient care, new jobs and economic growth.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System provides services to the Coastal Bend region through six faith-based hospitals, a cancer center, various health centers and a mobile clinic.


A writer, sky diver, book lover and bungy jumper, Karen Schwartzman is a content coordinator by day and trivia fanatic by night.