CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi—Memorial is located in the Corpus Christi Bay area. The hospital offers psychiatric, obstetrical, orthopedic, cancer, cardiac, surgical, diagnostic, dental and ophthalmology services.
In addition, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi—Memorial is the leading emergency facility in the area and the only Level II Trauma Center south of Austin, Texas. The hospital is staffed with nurses trained in advanced trauma care and board-certified emergency physicians. The hospital is equipped to treat burn victims and maintains the only civilian burn unit in South Texas.
Halo-Flight air ambulance service provides rapid access to the trauma center and other CHRISTUS Spohn hospitals with nine designated rural landing sites and six hospital landing sites which covers a 26-county area.
The hospital is also home to the Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency Program and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine work together to educate caring and highly skilled physicians and scientists in South Texas.
The program is made possible by the South Coastal Area Health Education Center and its sponsoring corporation, the Nueces County Medical Education Foundation. The South Coastal AHEC has recognized and supported the pre-doctoral medical education program at the CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital for more than five years. The program hosts third and fourth-year medical students for externship rotations at the CCFPRP.
Every year more than 6,500 children are admitted for inpatient care, 6,000 patients for day surgery and 65,000 children for outpatient primary and specialty care. Driscoll was the first hospital in South Texas to provide emergency services exclusively for children and today we provide emergency care to more than 40,000 children a year. Driscoll was also the first hospital in south Texas to perform an organ transplant.
Driscoll's hosts eight third-year medical students per month from two different medical schools in the state of Texas. These two programs utilize Driscoll Children's Hospital as their primary teaching site for inpatient and outpatient pediatrics. Driscoll Children’s Hospital also offers elective rotations for fourth-year medical students from any medical school in the United States.