Harlingen Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals
for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s
trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies
that Harlingen Medical Center is in the top 9% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals
offering heart care services.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1
killer in American women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year—approximately
one woman every minute. What’s often thought of as a “man’s
strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
“With such strong prevalence of heart disease, every woman should
know where to find the very best heart care
before she ever has an incident,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of
The Women’s Choice Award. “We help women by conducting evidence-based
research and recognizing the hospitals that could one day save their lives.”
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious accolade from The Women’s
Choice Award®,” said Brenda Ivory, President and Chief Executive
Officer at Harlingen Medical Center. “This recognition is a testament
to the exceptional care our patients’ receive, here, at Harlingen
Medical Center, and, represents another exemplary recognition of Harlingen
Medical Center’s commitment to quality and improved patient outcomes.”
The methodology used to select the award-winning and nationally recognized,
Harlingen Medical Center, as one of America’s Best Hospitals for
Heart Care is unique in that it evaluates:
- The number of cardiac/vascular services offered. Recognized hospitals must
offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac
Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions,
Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary
Intensive Care (CCU).
- 30-Day mortality and readmission rates for heart attack and failure.
- Patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey.
- Primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.
“The Heart Care recognition from The Women’s Choice Award demonstrates
that Harlingen Medical Center is dedicated and committed to serving the
residents of the Rio Grande Valley with the best in cardiovascular care,”
said Ms. Ivory. “The cardiologists’, the cardiovascular surgeons
and clinical staff, all work together and have one primary goal, the best
possible outcome for our patients; without harm, without waste and with
an exceptional experience for both the patient and their family.”
About the Cardiovascular Center
The Cardiovascular Center at Harlingen Medical Center is paving the way
for the successful treatment of patients from across South Texas. We specialize
in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and our top-ranked
heart team provides minimally-invasive diagnostic testing and treatment,
such as coronary artery bypass graft, as well as advanced cardiac and
vascular interventions, such as angioplasty, stenting, cardiac ablation,
open heart surgery, minimally invasive heart valve repair and replacement.
To learn more about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care,
About Harlingen Medical Center
Harlingen Medical Center is an award-winning and nationally recognized
general acute care hospital.
Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen Medical center
is a Level IV Trauma Designated hospital offering healthcare in bariatric,
cardiology, emergency, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedic, obstetrics
and gynecology, radiology & imaging, sleep lab, thoracic surgery,
vascular & endovascular surgery, and wound healing & hyperbaric
medicine. All inpatient suites are private.
Harlingen Medical Center’s concept of "Patient Focused Care"
puts you, the patient, first! The design, management, staffing, and operation
of our hospital are focused on patients’ needs and overall comfort.
About the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering
women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s
best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female
patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice
Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing
Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year.