South Texas Health System proudly announces that two of its facilities — McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center — have been named as five-star recipients for various obstetrical and gynecological measures by Healthgrades, which is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center were recognized for excellence in quality in the categories of vaginal delivery and C-section delivery. Edinburg Regional Medical Center and McAllen Medical Center are also five-star recipients for gynecologic procedures.
These 5-star ratings indicate that the hospitals’ clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. This is the third year in a row that the hospitals have received the five-star rating for both types of delivery.
McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional received the following Healthgrades clinical achievements for women's services:
“Edinburg Regional Medical Center introduced its robotics program approximately two years ago much to the delight of our surgeons and OB/GYNs on the medical staff,” said Jennifer Garza, Chief Executive Officer for Edinburg Regional Medical Center and Edinburg Children’s Hospital. “Many of our young physicians were trained on these devices in medical school or in other markets, and minimally-invasive surgery is quickly becoming the standard of care. We’ve invested in our surgery department with better tools and training. The outstanding patient care, clinical competence and dedication to quality by surgical teams and physicians, coupled with better tools, have enabled this facility to produce top notch outcomes in the field of gynecological surgery. For the patient, that means fewer complications and a quicker recovery time.”
Todd Mann, Chief Executive Officer for McAllen Medical Center, praised the two South Texas Health System hospitals for their 5-star ratings in vaginal and C-section deliveries.
“The birth of a baby is often the first time a woman comes into contact with a hospital. Her experience and outcomes can impact where she chooses to receive her care going forward. We are honored to have not only met, but to have exceeded national quality measures at our birthing centers,” Mann said. “Women are the most influential consumers of healthcare and typically advocate and arrange preventative, acute and long-term care for their loved ones. Here’s solid quantitative data showing that McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center are dedicated to the health of mothers and babies in our community.”
“Consumers place high-quality outcomes at the top of their wish list when selecting a hospital, so health systems that have achieved this particular distinction stand out among their peers,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Especially in an environment where consumers have more choices than ever before about where to receive care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for their patients is more important than ever.”