Weslaco hospital cited as high-performing hospital in two specialties by
(Weslaco, TX – August 15, 2017) -- Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco
has been recognized as a high-performing hospital for treating patients
with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), in U.S. News & World Report’s magazine’s
2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” listings.
The national recognition is the latest award for Knapp Medical Center,
which as the only full-service hospital in the Mid-Valley, has distinguished
itself by providing a high level of care to patients from Weslaco, Mercedes,
Donna, Alamo, Edcouch, Elsa, La Villa, Monte Alto, Progreso, Progreso
Lakes and other Valley communities. Previously, Knapp was one of the few
hospitals in the Valley to achieve a 4-star rating in the “Overall
Hospital Quality Star Ratings” by the U.S. Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services.
The rankings, which analyzed data from more than 5,000 hospitals nationwide,
have been published annually by U.S. News & World Report for the past 28 years.
Rene J. Lopez, MD, FACHE, RRT, Chief Executive Officer for Knapp Medical
Center, said the hospital’s high ratings are a testament to the
work of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are
dedicated to providing “the highest quality healthcare to residents
of the Mid-Valley – every patient, every time.”
“Being recognized as a high-performing hospital by U.S. News &
World Report is a demonstration of the level of commitment our physicians
and employees have in ensuring that our patients receive the best possible
experience -- and the specialized care and personalized attention that
they deserve,” Mr. Lopez added.
Anna Hinojosa, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer for Knapp, said the high
rating and other awards help demonstrate the excellent care that is being
provided to patients at Knapp, and is an important factor for residents
to recognize when they weigh their healthcare options.
“Knapp Medical Center’s clinical team works consistently to
pursue the highest standards for clinical excellence, and we are extremely
proud of this achievement,” Ms. Hinojosa added. “We at Knapp
Medical Center remain committed to the pursuit of patient-centered excellence
in all that we do.”
For more information on award-winning medical care in the Mid-Valley,
please contact Knapp Medical Center at (956) 968-8567 or visit www.KnappMed.org.