Recognition for South Texas Health System Heart

South Texas Health System Heart has been recognized for excellence in care by government agencies, accrediting bodies, medical associations and independent surveys.

Healthgrades Awards

South Texas Health System Heart has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in quality in several categories:

  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for four years in a row (2017-2020)
  • Received the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2017-2020)
  • Received the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for four years in a row (2017-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services (2020)
  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2020)
  • Recognized as Five-Star Recipients for Coronary Bypass Surgery for four years in a row (2017-2020)
  • Recognized as Five-Star Recipients for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2020)
  • Recognized as Five-Star Recipients for Treatment of Heart Failure for two years in a row (2019-2020)
  • Received the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2017 – 2019)
  • Recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2019

Patient Safety

  • Awarded an ‘A' in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare
  • Received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for three years in a row from Healthgrades (2019-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Patient Safety for three years in a row by Healthgrades (2019-2021)

Emergency and Trauma Care

  • Level IV Trauma Center — Texas Department of State Health Services

Bariatric Surgery

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program