Rio Grande Regional Hospital
December 10, 2014

Rio Grande Regional Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission National Quality ApprovalMcAllen, TexasRio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH), an HCA Affiliated Hospital, has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Rio Grande Regional Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.  This is the second year Rio Grande Regional Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer.

“Receiving this prestigious recognition for the second consecutive year speaks volumes of the continuous exceptional care our physicians and staff provide our patients on a daily basis,” said Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital.  “I am very proud that our commitment to provide exceptional patient care is being recognized at a national level.”

To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:  Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

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Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service 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, Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; Radiology; Women’s Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services; Off-Site Emergency Department, a Helicopter Landing Area, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center. For more information visit our website at