Rio Grande Regional Hospital
December 09, 2015

McAllen, Texas, December 9, 2015 — Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH), an HCA Affiliated Hospital, has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, for the third year in a row.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Immunization, Perinatal Care, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.  Rio Grande Regional Hospital is only one of 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. 

“Receiving this prestigious recognition for the third 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 put our patients first and provide outstanding quality care is being recognized at a national level.”

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:  Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

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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,  da Vinci Surgical Robot, 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, Radiology; Women’s Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services; Two Off-Site Emergency Departments, a Helicopter Landing Area, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center. For more information visit our website at

Photo Left-Right: Sally Carpenter, RN, Nikki Maddox, RN, Nancy Reeder, RN, Director of Quality/Infection Prevention/Employee Health, Deborah Kelley, RN & Claudia Irizarry, RN