Recognition for South Texas Health System Heart
Healthgrades 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 Accreditation 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.
Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery
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 Distinction 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.
American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center 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.
Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2020-2022)
This award recognizes the superior coronary intervention services provided by South Texas Health System Heart.
Healthgrades Treatment of Heart Failure Five-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 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 Facility
The State of Texas designated South Texas Health System Heart as a Primary Level II Stroke Facility.
The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
This award indicates a high level of excellence in care for stroke patients.