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
  • South Texas Health System McAllen, South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System Heart have received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for three years in a row from Healthgrades (2019-2021)
  • South Texas Health System McAllen, South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System Heart have been Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for three years in a row by Healthgrades (2019-2021)

Cardiology

  • Healthgrades Awards — South Texas Health System McAllen and South Texas Health System Heart have been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in numerous categories:
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for Six Years in a Row (2017-2022)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for Four Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center — American College of Cardiology (STHS Heart, STHS Edinburg)
  • South Texas Health System Heart received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for Heart Care
  • The Joint Commission Certified in Chest Pain Management

Women’s Services

  • Healthgrades Awards — South Texas Health System McAllen and South Texas Health System Edinburg have been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories:
    • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for Seven Years in a Row (2015-2021)
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Surgery for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Surgery for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures for Five Years in a Row (2017-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Newsweek Best Maternity Hospitals 2021
  • South Texas Health System McAllen received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for Best Mammogram Center
  • South Texas Health System Edinburg received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • South Texas Health System Heart received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for Heart Care

Stroke Services

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award 2021
  • Level I DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center (STHS McAllen)
  • The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center (STHS Edinburg, STHS Heart)
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center (STHS Edinburg)
  • The Joint Commission Stroke Rehabilitation Certification (STHS Edinburg, STHS McAllen)
  • 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

  • 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. 

  • South Texas Health System is a Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for Two Years in a Row (2021-2022) by Healthgrades

Surgery

  • South Texas Health System Edinburg received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • South Texas Health System Edinburg has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)
  • South Texas Health System McAllen has been recognized as Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for Two Years in a Row (2021-2022) by Healthgrades
  • South Texas Health System McAllen has been recognized as Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy for Eight Years in a Row (2015-2022) by Healthgrades

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