Awards & Distinctions

Dedicated to Providing You with Exceptional Care

Valley Baptist Health System is focused on quality improvement and clinical excellence. We’re proud to be recognized as a health care leader on a national level and by our local community through achievements such as those listed below. We believe these awards and distinctions exemplify our dedication to providing you and your family with exceptional care.

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen Awards

Voted "Best Hospital," "Best Emergency Room," "Best Respiratory Department," and "Best Place to Work" in 2021 by The Valley Morning Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards.VMS Reader's Choice Awards 2021
Leapfrog “A” Hospital Safety Score, 2021-2015
Tenet Circle of Excellence Award, 2018
4 Star CMS Hospital
Certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV GL Healthcare, the first Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Valley and south of San AntonioDNV-GL Certified Comprehensive Stroke Award
ACS Trauma II Certification - first Trauma II facility in the Rio Grande Valley & South of San Antonio
Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus and Target Honor Role for stroke care from the American Heart Association for quick action in treating stroke patients with lifesaving medications, 2019-2018Stroke Gold Plus 2018 Award
Healthgrades:
  • 2021-2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™
  • 2021-2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™
  • 2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™
  • 2020-2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™
  • 2020-2018 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award™
  • 2020-2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen Women’s Services Program named on Becker’s Hospital Review “100 hospital & health systems with great women’s health programs” for 2020, 2017 & 2016
Brainlab computer navigation system, AIRO mobile intraoperative CT, and Cirq robotic surgical arm, first to Bring Minimally Invasive, Robotic Spine Surgery to Rio Grande Valley, 2021
Gold Seal of Approval™ for knee and hip replacement from The Joint CommissionThe Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryMBS QUIP Accredited Center Logo
Diabetes Education Center Certified by the American Diabetes AssociationDiabetes Education Center Certified Logo
Only CAARF-accredited program in the Lower Rio Grande Valley for Inpatient Rehab and Stroke ProgramCARF Accredited Logo

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville Awards

Voted "Best Hospital," "Best Emergency Room," including “Best Nurse,” “Best Occupational Therapist,” “Best Therapy Team,” and “Best Respiratory Therapist,” in 2020 by The Brownsville Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards.brownsville-herald-readers-choice-award-2020
Leapfrog “A” Hospital Safety Score, 2021-2018
Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus and Target Stroke Elite Plus Award for stroke care from the American Heart Association for quick action in treating stroke patients with lifesaving medications, 2020-2018gwtg-stroke-elite-gold-plus-2020
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 2015MBS QIP Accredited Center Logo
Certified as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review CorporationCenter of Excellence Robotic Surgery logo
Certified as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review CorporationCenter of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Healthgrades:
  • 2020-2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
  • 2020-2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™
  • 2020-2018 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award™
  • 2020-2018 Labor & Delivery Excellence Award™
Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™, 2015
Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™, 2020-2011
Labor & Delivery Excellence Award™, 2020-2015
Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Award™, 2020-2018, 2016-2015
Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS), 2017
Texas Ten Step and Mother Friendly Worksite, 2018