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:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for Three Years in a Row (2020-2022)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for Six Years in a Row (2017-2022)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for Four Years in a Row (2019-2022)

  • 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
  • Patient Safety Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for Three Years in a Row (2019-2021)

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for Three Years in a Row (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