SOUTH TEXAS HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITALS ACHIEVE AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING QUALITY OUTCOMES IN WOMEN’S SERVICES

Healthgrades has announced their 2019 award recipients for outstanding quality outcomes, and South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System McAllen achieved the 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, placing the hospitals among the top five percent of all hospitals evaluated.

The highly qualified team of physicians and nurses at South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System McAllen have proven to provide exceptional care to female patients of the Rio Grande Valley as evident in the results shared by Healthgrades which evaluates hospital quality based solely on clinical outcomes for the most common in-hospital procedures and conditions.

Patients that are treated in hospitals that receive one or more of these awards have a significantly lower risk of suffering from in-hospital complications than if they were treated in a hospital that did not.

Healthgrades also named South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System McAllen as 5-Star Recipients for C-Section Delivery Care and Vaginal Delivery Care (5 Years In A Row), and Hysterectomy Care.

“Receiving national recognition for our women’s services is a significant accomplishment for our team and we want the RGV to know how committed we are to serving our community,” said Lance Ames, CEO of South Texas Health System Edinburg. “Our team of doctors, midwives, nurses, and other care providers are incredible. They go above and beyond to create the most personalized, comfortable, safe and caring experiences possible for our patients.”

Along with the award-winning care that patients receive at both hospitals, new moms, expecting moms, and all other women seeking treatment and surgery for the female reproductive system, are attended to in newly remodeled women’s units at The Birthing Center in McAllen and The Women’s Corner in Edinburg.

About South Texas Health System

South Texas Health System is the largest healthcare system in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with five acute care hospitals, six freestanding emergency departments, and a behavioral hospital serving patients along the southern border region of the state.

South Texas Health System’s award-winning hospitals offer specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health, inpatient physical rehabilitation, behavioral health services, diabetes, and weight-loss surgery. South Texas Health System operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only Level II in the Hidalgo County area. The first and only pediatric ER is housed at South Texas Health System Children’s, located adjacent to an adult-only ER at South Texas Health System Edinburg, which is a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. The specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart and three brand new catheterization labs contribute to the outstanding outcomes of patients. And new freestanding ERs in Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen, and Alamo have paved the way for quality health care even closer to home.

For further information, please visit www.southtexashealthsystem.com.