Recognition for South Texas Health System Hospitals

South Texas Health System (STHS) hospitals have received the following awards and accreditations as a result of their commitment to providing quality healthcare:


Patient Safety

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Cardiology

  • Healthgrades Awards — STHS Heart has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories:
    • Cardiac Care Excellence Award (2017 – 2020)
    • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2017 – 2019)
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for four years in a row (2017 – 2020)
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2019
    • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for four years in a row
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for four years in a row (2017 – 2020)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for six years in a row
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure (2019 – 2020)
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center — Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (STHS Heart, STHS Edinburg)

Women’s Services

  • Healthgrades Awards — STHS McAllen and STHS Edinburg were recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories:

    • Recipient of Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award (2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures (2017 – 2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery (2015 – 2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery (2015 – 2019)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy (2019)

Stroke Services


Emergency and Trauma Care

  • South Texas Health System was voted "Favorite Emergency Room" by readers of The Monitor newspaper (2019)
  • Level IV Trauma Center — Texas Department of State Health Services (STHS Heart and STHS Edinburg)
  • Level II Trauma Center — Texas Department of State Health Services (STHS McAllen)

Bariatric Surgery

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Bariatric Surgery (STHS Heart)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (STHS Heart)

Radiology

  • South Texas Health System McAllen is accredited by the American College of Radiology for the following services:
    • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence — includes 2D and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy
    • CT
    • MRI
    • Ultrasound / Vascular
    • Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence

Rehabilitation 

South Texas Hospital System is stroke and cardiac rehabilitation Joint Commission certified. 


Learn more about these and other awards won by South Texas Health System hospitals.