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 — STHS McAllen and STHS Edinburg were awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes the hospitals' efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

Cardiology

  • 2019 Healthgrades Awards — STHS Heart was recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories:
    • Cardiac Care Excellence Award (2017-2019)
    • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2017-2019)
    • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for three years in a row
    • 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 three years in a row
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for three years in a row
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for six years in a row
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2019
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center — Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (STHS Heart, STHS Edinburg)

Women’s Services

  • 2017 Healthgrades Awards — STHS McAllen and STHS Edinburg were recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories.

    • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures — 2017
    • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery — 2015-2017
    • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery — 2015-2017

Stroke Services

  • Level II Primary Stroke Facility Designation (STHS McAllen)
  • The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center (STHS Edinburg)
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center (STHS Edinburg)
  • The Joint Commission Stroke Rehabilitation Certification (STHS Edinburg)
  • The Joint Commission Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals for Disease Specific Care (STHS ER Weslaco, STHS ER Mission)

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)

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