Recognition for South Texas Health System Heart

Hospital Achievements

Patient safety excellence award badgeHealthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2019-2021)

South Texas Health System Heart earned this award for three consecutive years. In addition, the hospital ranks among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety.

Bariatric Weight Loss Awards

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery MBSAQIP Accredited Center LogoAccreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center

South Texas Health System Heart  is accredited as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. The bariatric team at South Texas Health System Heart offers support through the entire weight-loss surgery process, from pre-op education to post-op support.

Learn more about our weight-loss program →

Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric SurgeryAetna Institutes of Quality Logo

This award signifies high standards of quality and cost-effective care. Factors including number of procedures, success rates, and complication rates were measured to determine this rating. 

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® Blue Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Bariatric LogoDistinction Plus for Bariatric Surgery

BDC for Bariatric Surgery recognizes facilities that meet rigorous quality evaluations to measure structure, process, and patient outcomes.

OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery

This award signifies superior care and excellence in bariatric surgery.

Cardiovascular Services Awards

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

This certification recognizes the Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) program, which offers more in-depth education on lifestyle changes required to help improve one’s overall heart health.

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American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Accredited American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Primary PCICenter with PCI Accreditation

This award recognizes the efficient and effective care provided by South Texas Health System Heart to establish consistent, high quality processes and ensure the best care possible.

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Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence AwardExcellence Award (2020-2022)

This award recognizes the superior coronary intervention services provided by South Texas Health System Heart.

Healthgrades Treatment of Heart Failure Healthgrades Treatment of Heart Failure Five-Star RecipientFive-Star Recipient (2019-2022)

This award recognizes the superior heart failure treatment services provided by South Texas Health System Heart.

Healthgrades Coronary Bypass Surgery Five-Star Recipient (2017-2022)

This award recognizes the superior coronary bypass surgery services provided by South Texas Health System Heart.

Emergency and Trauma Care Awards

Level IV Trauma Center Designation

This designation was issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Stroke Services Awards

American Heart Association®/American StrokeAmerican Heart Association 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Association®’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll Elite Plus, Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award (2022)

South Texas Health System Heart treats patients to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association and has been recognized for its continuous commitment to this level of care.

Primary (Level II) Stroke FacilityThe State of Texas Logo

The State of Texas designated South Texas Health System Heart as a Primary Level II Stroke Facility.

The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke The Joint Commission LogoCenter and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

This award indicates a high level of excellence in care for stroke patients.

Learn more about The Joint Commission →