Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare in El Paso, Texas, was awarded the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award by Healthgrades, an online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, which includes Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center, as the regions only hospital system receiving the award, according to a news release.
The Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in bariatric weight loss surgery procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.
In addition, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare was awarded both the 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award and 2013 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award for outstanding performance in womens health services as measured by Healthgrades. The hospital system received the Maternity Care Excellence Award after being awarded a 5-star rating for maternity care for 11 consecutive years (2003-13).
The Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in gynecologic surgery, including surgery on the female reproductive system to treat benign tumors, cancer, infertility, incontinence and other conditions.