South Texas Surgical Hospital

87%

Patients that would definitely recommend
17% higher than the national average


South Texas Surgical Hospital is a medical facility located in Corpus Christi, TX. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Joint Replacement Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

2 ratings were better than expected

  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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86%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
17% higher than the national average

87%

Would definitely recommend
17% higher than the national average

South Texas Surgical Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%88%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%88%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%78%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%90%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%65%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%80%66%

South Texas Surgical Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%79%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%82%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

He’s so nice and FINE! Hard to believe he’s a doctor. He can check out my tonsils anytime. LOL

Karen M. Sep 20 2021

Review for Dr. Steehler

Awesome Dr. in my opinion, the absolute best spine Dr. around, impressive interpersonal skills, great staff, over all an A+ Dr, what else can I say, but he did an excellent job on me.

Norberto Almaraz Sep 17 2021

Review for Dr. Cordell

Looking forward for total hip replacement surgery...Dr Barenstain comes highly recommended and I have total faith in him...

Daniel Sep 09 2021

Review for Dr. Berastain

Such a great physician, Dr. Hinojosa did an amazing job on my tummy tuck. I am so happy with results she is always available to her patients Especially after surgery. Wonderful bedside manners. 1st choice in corpus for cosmetic needs and more.

Mel Aug 31 2021

Review for Dr. Hinojosa

Aug 12 2021

Review for Wilson Velazquez

Location

South Texas Surgical Hospital

6130 Parkway, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

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