L to R:Dr.Liliana Padilla-Williams,OB/GYN & Chief of Obstetrics, Nadine Barnes,RN,Director of Women’s Services & NICU,Norma Torres,RN,Mary Lopez,RN,Diane Silva,Unit Secretary,Lupita Carr, Unit Secretary,Maritel Ygona,RN & Pam Micallef,RN,Clinical Manager

McAllen, TX (July 25, 2017) – Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) today announced that it has been named a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and for Hysterectomy by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. A 5-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“Being a 2017 Healthgrades 5-Star Recipient in women’s care procedures speaks volumes of the continuous exceptional care women can expect to receive from our physicians and staff,” said Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital.  “I am very proud that our commitment to put our patients first and provide outstanding quality care is being recognized at a national level.

“The team at Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s Women’s Services are continuously working to provide compassionate care to all of our patients,” said Dr. Liliana Padilla-Williams, OB/GYN and Chief of Obstetrics at RGRH.  As a team, our focus is to utilize quality measures which provide positive outcomes and promotes patient safety.”

“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.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 17 states for years 2013 through 2015. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those who have received 5-stars and those who have not. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. 

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Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service acute care medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley.  With over 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital along with the Children’s Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital offer an array of comprehensive services including: full surgical and diagnostic capabilities; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; da Vinci Surgical Robot; Comprehensive Accredited Center in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program; Rio Grande Surgery Center; Radiology; Women’s Services; Neonatal Care; Four Off-Site Women’s Clinics; Diabetes Management Center; Three Off-Site Satellite Laboratories; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services; Two Off-Site Emergency Departments, and a Helicopter Landing Area to help expedite emergency care.  For more information, visit our website at RioHealth.com.