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CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South Earn High-Level Designations from State of Texas for Maternal, Neonatal Care March 24, 2021

Corpus Christi, TX – CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South has earned a pair of designations from the Texas Department of State Health Services that affirm the facility’s quality care for high-risk mothers and pregnancies. The hospital has earned the Level IV Maternal Level of Care Designation and Level III Neonatal Level of Care Designation. CHRISTUS Spohn – South was previously designated as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Maternal designation makes the hospital one of only 19 Level IV programs in the state of Texas, and the first and only one south of San Antonio.

The Level IV maternal designated facilities provide comprehensive care to pregnant and postpartum patients with low risk conditions to the most complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions and their unborn babies. This designation also allows CHRISTUS Spohn – South to serve as a regional referral center for the highest risk maternal patients, receiving patients from sister hospitals in Alice, Beeville and Kingsville, and even as far south as the Rio Grande Valley.

“It is our distinct honor to offer this high-quality level of critical care for families in and around South Texas,” said LaNell Scott, Interim President, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South and VP, Surgical and Perioperative Services, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. “During pregnancy and after delivery, mothers should be comfortable knowing that they can receive the very best in maternal care that any facility in the state of Texas has to offer, and our dedication to the health of mothers and babies is unmatched in this region.”

The hospital also received re-designation of their Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a team of neonatal clinicians and physicians who can care for newborns born at a very low weight. This includes a regional neonatal transport team that is able to transport any gestational age infant. CHRISTUS Spohn – South is one of only 58 hospitals in Texas with this Level III designation.

Speaking of the designation, Scott said, “CHRISTUS Spohn – South has maintained a strong commitment to providing special care to these babies with special needs. Our 24/7, in-house neonatal providers are always prepared to tend to those needs, while making sure that recovering mothers and families are a part of the care process.”

Learn more about the Birth Services and NICU at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South online.