Photo: Jeanna Barnard, CEO and Mayor Johnny Isbell.
Pasadena, Texas, Jan. 23, 2017 — Bayshore Medical Center (BMC) celebrates its 55th Anniversary this week, which marks over five decades of having served the needs of Southeast Harris County. As a major contributor to the economic success of the area, Bayshore Medical Center has represented the city as one of the best facilities with awards such as Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work and prestigious Designations such as Texas Ten Step maternity care from the Department of State Health Services as well as various quality awards from The Joint Commission.
Many may remember the hospital as it opened its doors in 1962 without all of the large variety of service lines that exist today. During the celebration January 23, Bayshore Medical Center’s longest tenure employee spoke about her experience when joining the hospital in 1968. Kay Delgado, the Director of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy from 1968 to 2010 said that when she joined “Bayshore Medical Center was a 3 story building surrounded by a few physician offices and many empty fields.”
(Front Row L-R) Wanda Morris, Jennifer Torres, Jill Benoit, Deer Park Chamber Ambassador, Donna Wallace. . Photo: Anum Arif, Bayshore Medical Center Marketing. (Middle Row L-R) Cindi Campbell, Ree Allen, Deer Park Chamber Ambassador, Tammy DeCossantos, Cristina Womack, Salvador Serrano, Helen Barton, Areli Cardenas, Kristi Claypool. (Back Row L-R) Mike Cade, Tammie Nielsen, Mayor Johnny Isbell, Dr. Bernard Blumenthal, Jeanna Barnard, CEO, Beckie Stockstill-Cobb, Ohme Entin, COO, Eric Evans, CEO.
As a 364-bed, comprehensive acute-care facility, a large variety of services were developed over the years. In 1995, Bayshore opened its NICU, which cares for the smallest of patients providing a place to deliver with a piece of mind for cases of premature birth. Notably, the hospital has been designated a Comprehensive Accredited Center in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for the last 10 years since 2007.
“Bayshore Medical Center’s mission statement says “we are a healthcare team, committed to excellence by always providing high quality, patient and family centered care to our community; one patient at a time.” Our time-honored commitment of 55 years has allowed us to impact hundreds of thousands of local citizens whether it was through delivery a baby, caring for their family during and emergency, performing an open heart surgery or providing lifesaving stroke care,” said Jeanna Barnard, CEO, “Today is also a celebration of the 55 year partnership with our medical staff. Over the years, thousands of skilled physicians have trusted Bayshore Medical Center as their home for practicing medicine. We thank them for allowing us to care for their patients. Today is also a celebration of our healthcare team; employees, volunteers and board members. This group of folks has my deepest appreciation for faithfully giving of themselves to ensure that our patients are care for safely and compassionately.”
“In honor of our 55th anniversary,” Barnard states, “Bayshore Medical Center is committed to giving back to the community that has supported, trusted and encouraged our growth for 55 years.” To accomplish this, Barnard has challenged her staff to find ways that Bayshore Medical Center can show its gratitude, “whether it is “55” people, 55 backpacks for back to school children, $55, or 55 times, plans are in the works for giving back in increments of "55" throughout our 55th year of service.”
Photo: Jeanna Barnard, CEO and Mayor Johnny Isbell cutting the Hospital cake.
About Bayshore Medical Center
Bayshore Medical Center opened in 1962, and has been serving the needs of Southeast Harris County for 55 years. Bayshore Medical Center offers 364 licensed beds, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Bayshore Medical Center offers expertise and outstanding level of care services includes acute care of the medical and surgical patient and specialty services such as: Advanced Wound Care Center; Cardiovascular and Cardiology Services, including open heart; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Award-winning Maternity Services, Trauma Designated Emergency Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health and Radiation Oncology Services. For more information, visit our website at www.BayshoreMedical.com.
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com