CHRISTUS SPOHN Health System
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is South Texas' largest hospital system. Consisting of six hospital campuses and six family health centers throughout the Coastal bend, we serve 60% of the community. The health system is consistently ranked as a healthcare leader in the area and has received national recognition for several pioneering programs, including cardiac care, clinical excellence and oncology. For more than 100 years, CHRISTUS Spohn has been distinguished by its high caliber Associates and affiliated physicians, its comprehensive and innovative services, and its long history of responding to the needs of the community it serves.
Corpus Christi is recognized as one of the most vibrant beachfront communities in the country. With an average temperature of 71 degrees and 288 days of sunshine each year, it's no wonder the area abounds with fun-filled outdoor activities. The population of the Sparkling City by the Sea in 2008 was 416,376 making it the eighth largest city in the state.
Corpus Christi has a warm, subtropical climate similar to those of Northern Florida cities. The city is located in a semi-arid region with less rainfall than Northern Florida. The average highs in the summer months are in the 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Average highs and lows in January are 66 and 46 respectively.
The Padre Island National Seashore is just outside the city and offers a pristine seashore environment. The Gulf of Mexico and the bays provide exceptional fishing, sailing, boating, and windsurfing opportunities. In fact, Corpus Christi is one of the top three windsurfing venues in the world. If you like hunting, the surrounding ranches are rich areas for bird and deer hunting.
Cultural Attractions and Activities
There are many popular cultural attractions in the Coastal Bend that are fun for the whole family! Just a few of these popular venues are:
- Texas State Aquarium
- USS Lexington
- Art Museum of South Teas
- Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball
- Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
- The Harbor Playhouse
- Concrete Street Amphitheater