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

  • 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)

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

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