Patients Are Our Top Priority
South Texas Health System and its 11 facilities are committed to providing superior quality healthcare for patients. We are compassionate and responsive to the needs of those in our care. Through our relentless focus on quality, we are working to change lives and transform the delivery of healthcare.
It is imperative that all individuals in our served communities have access to the care they need, regardless of age, race, gender or socioeconomic status.
What is Health Equity?
Health equity is defined by the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, preferred language and other factors that affect access to care and health outcomes.
Our Commitment to Health Equity
It is the mission and vision of South Texas Health System to embrace the tenants of health equity.
Health Equity Initiatives
Throughout the year, South Texas Health System partners with community organizations to help ensure healthcare equity — identifying the unique needs of our respective communities and developing programs, services and events that fully meet and fully address these needs.
In addition, we regularly evaluate the health equity needs of the communities we serve to identify opportunities for continued improvement. STHS provides resources and education to decrease health equity disparities and provide the highest level of quality, compassionate healthcare to our patients.