Recognition for South Texas Health System Hospitals

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


Patient Safety

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades — McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center 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 — McAllen Heart Hospital 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 (McAllen Heart, Edinburg Regional)

Women’s Services

  • 2017 Healthgrades Awards — McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center 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 (McAllen Medical)
  • The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center (Edinburg Regional)
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center (Edinburg Regional)
  • The Joint Commission Stroke Rehabilitation Certification (Edinburg Regional)
  • The Joint Commission Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals for Disease Specific Care ( South Texas Health System ER Weslaco, South Texas Health System ER Mission)

Emergency and Trauma Care

  • Level IV Trauma Center — Texas Department of State Health Services (McAllen Heart and Edinburg Regional)
  • Level II Trauma Center — Texas Department of State Health Services (McAllen Medical)

Bariatric Surgery

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

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