World-Class Care

U.S. News & World Report names CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Corpus Christi a Best Hospital for the Gulf Coast region.

Special to Inspire Coastal Bend

As the Coastal Bend continues to see growth and investment, nationally recognized health care is another great attribute South Texans can be proud to have close to home.

U.S. News & World Report recently recognized CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Corpus Christi as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 in the Gulf Coast region. The 28th annual Best Hospitals rankings are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive the best care.

“We are honored to be recognized on a national level for the high-quality care we deliver right here in South Texas,” said Justin Doss, president of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Corpus Christi also was ranked as a National High Performer in providing Heart care, Colon Cancer Surgery and COPD care. “We continue to invest in our community,” Doss added, “by providing state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technologies and recruiting skilled physicians, nurses and clinicians who make us a world-class organization each and every day.”

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News.

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

“By providing the most comprehensive data available,” Harder added, “we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”

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Photos courtesy of Christus Spohn