South Texas Health System is a prominent healthcare leader in the Rio Grande Valley and has received national recognition for several pioneering programs, including cardiac and stroke care, pediatric asthma and total joint certification, and overall clinical excellence. It continually strives to provide a superior patient experience and excel in quality. It is also proud of the recent recognition several of its hospitals have earned from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, and Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

McAllen Medical Center was awarded an "A" from The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes the hospital's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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Beyond the recognition for quality and patient safety, South Texas Health System is also distinguished by its compassionate nurses, highly trained physicians, and patient-focused ancillary staff. Its commitment to quality and patient safety is a primary focus as it continues to expand care delivery to the communities it serves. South Texas Health System is also committed to sharing its progress with improving the quality and safety of care it provides and continually evaluating and comparing its performance against its peers through resources such as Hospital Compare.

Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare Hospital Compare website: “The Hospital Compare rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures, reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the US." The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is 3 stars.

Visit the hospital compare website to learn more about the performance of South Texas Health System hospitals.

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