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. Learn about how we've been recognized, below:

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care)
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Accredited Bariatric Surgery
  • Blue Cross Distinction
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accredited Laboratory
  • The Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Level IV Trauma Center (Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award

Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

South Texas Health System Heart was 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. 

2019 Healthgrades Awards

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

  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award (2017-2019)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award (2017-2019)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for three years in a row
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2019
  • Named Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for three years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for six years in a row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2019