Community Partnerships

Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment Committee
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System participates in many community partnerships including acting as a member of the Steering Committee for the Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment Committee. Also on the steering committee are: Citizens medical Center - The Heart Hospital; Corpus Christi Medical Center; Driscoll Children's Hospital; Driscoll Children's Health Plan; United Way of the Coastal Bend; Corpus Christi Independent School District; Corpus Christi/Nueces County Health Department; Del Mar College; Dubuis Health System, Inc.; FQHC Rural Community Action Corporation of South Texas; Nueces County Medical Society; and, San Patricio County Department of Public Health. 

Learn more about the findings from the 2012-2013 Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment in this report [PDF]. This report has been produced for the 19 County Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment by the Social Science Research Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Funding was provided through a contract with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and supported by the Members of the 2012-2013 Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment Committee. 

Read the full 2012-2013 Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment
Read the full 2015 Community Health Implementation Plan 

For more information on local healthcare resources, visit Coastal Bend Health Finder

Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program • Medicaid 1115 Waiver 

In December 2011, Texas received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a waiver to upcoming changes in federal support for state Medicaid programs. Texas Health and Human Services Commisson (HHSC) applied for the waiver, at the direction of the Texas Legislature, to identify innovative, state-based solutions to Texas' health care needs. Under the waiver, communities and hospitals will form regional health partnerships that support more localized health care solutions. The partnerships will identify ways to improve health services that address the specific needs of their region in order to qualify for incentive payments. 

To learn how CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is participating in the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program, visit the full site: Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program • Medicaid 1115 Waiver