CHRISTUS Spohn Health System

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 covering 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 College of Medicine work together to educate caring and highly skilled physicians and scientists in South Texas.

Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency Program

The Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency Program (CCFPRP) is the setting for the externships at CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital (a level II trauma center for the surrounding 14 counties), the Family Care Center (the residents' continuity private practice clinic), the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Health Center (providing care to the county's indigent patients) and/or a private physician's office program. 

The program is made possible by the South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 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.

Driscoll Children's Hospital

Driscoll Children's Hospital is a tertiary care regional referral center offering complex and comprehensive medical and surgical care for children. The hospital's medical staff is comprised of pediatric board-certified specialists in more than 30 medical and 10 surgical specialties and has a medical staff of over 1,500 employees, including more than 450 nurses.

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 it provides 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 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.

Driscoll Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program

Driscoll's pediatric residency program has faculty and residents who represent a diverse group of professionals from throughout the country and the world. The program provides a balanced education with emphasis on a strong foundation in general pediatrics. The three-year program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as by the American Osteopathic Association with 14 combined residents in each year of training.