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Coastal Bend Hospitals Provide Cutting-Edge Health Care

Specialty care, technology advances and nationally-recognized medical professionals and facilities make health care top-notch in the Coastal Bend Region.

By M.V. Greene on September 2, 2014

The booming Coastal Bend Region of South Texas is supported by state-of-the-art medical facilities, including hospitals with multiple locations, a pediatric hospital offering the latest in specialty care services, an accredited cancer center and an award-winning enhanced emergency room.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is the largest hospital system in South Texas, overseeing six campuses and six family health centers throughout the Coastal Bend. Nationally recognized for its industry-leading cardiac care, oncology and clinical excellence, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital provides an excellent resource for area families.

The National Research Corp. recently recognized CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital’s Shoreline hospital with a consumer choice award. The hospital’s stroke center also earned Gold Seal of Approval certification from The Joint Commission, and provides a leading-edge system for quick diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

The recipient of national recognition for its groundbreaking advances in pharmacy technology, the hospital has implemented efficiency improvements and centralized its medication distribution, freeing up pharmacists to make rounds alongside clinicians.

“With the new technologies, we are able to up-feed data in real time from admissions, pharmacy, the lab and radiology,” says Dr. George Udeani, clinical pharmacy specialist. “We no longer have to wait hours to get lab results.”

Award-Winning Pediatric Care

Accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Driscoll Health Care employs 250 doctors in more than 32 specialties.

Its Corpus Christi-based children’s hospital is a tertiary care regional referral center, providing multifaceted and comprehensive care for children at four specialty centers – a medical plaza, an urgent care center providing emergency services exclusively for children and a quick care and after-hours clinic. Its trendsetting MRI suite incorporates sights, sounds and movies selected by young patients to ease their anxiety.

Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed by neonatologists in the hospital 24 hours a day, and provides a support program to educate and comfort families during the hospitalization process.

DCH’s subspecialty centers include hematology/oncology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, craniomaxillofacial, and reconstructive surgery and urology.

Expansions underway at the emergency center will add two trauma rooms, 20 private exam rooms, two triage areas with ideal visibility to the waiting area, and an expanded waiting area and nursing station.

Driscoll’s award-winning medical staff has earned certifications in clinical informatics, child abuse pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Pediatric Society, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and Trauma and Acute Care Foundation have also recognized the doctors and staff for excellence.

Superlative Specialty Care

Corpus Christi Medical Center, a 631-bed health-care system, offers a full range of services at its facilities, which include Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at the Corpus Christi Cancer Center.

Corpus Christi Medical Center is recognized as a leading-edge provider by other prominent organizations, including March of Dimes, for reducing the number of elective inductions and caesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy.

Ranked twice among the country’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, Corpus Christi Medical Center provides first-class cardiovascular services at locations such as Doctors Regional, Bay Area and The Heart Hospital. The system is also a past recipient of the Texas Health Care Quality Achievement Award.

Named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measure by The Joint Commission – the nation’s leading accreditor of health-care organizations – Corpus Christi Medical Center is nationally renowned for providing excellent care.

“Recognition as a Top Performing Hospital by The Joint Commission is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing high quality health care and improving the health of the community,” says CEO Jay Woodall.

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