Doctors Hospital Receives 2023 Laredo Morning Times Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Front view of Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital administration, the board of governors, medical staff and employees thank the community for the honor of receiving the 2023 Laredo Morning Times Readers’ Choice Award for best hospital. “Thank you for choosing us,” states Emma Montes-Ewing, CEO. “Our commitment to compassionate, quality care is our main goal. We put patients at the center of all that we do, from our inpatient services supported by dedicated and caring doctors, nurses, and specialty staff to our fully equipped and staffed emergency departments.”

Growing With the Community

Over the next 15 to 20 years, the city of Laredo is expected to nearly double in population size. In preparation for this growth, Doctors Hospital of Laredo continues to invest in its infrastructure, enhance its service lines and improve the quality of care provided to this community.

Doctors Hospital of Laredo is an acute care facility that offers a comprehensive range of medical services including emergency, cancer, cardiopulmonary and intensive care services. It is home to a catheterization lab, cardiac care unit, sleep center and laboratory. The hospital also offers programs that include a comprehensive neuroscience program, wound care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, radiology, and women’s services.

The hospital is steadfast in its commitment to service excellence and patient satisfaction. As Laredo grows, Doctors Hospital continues to grow alongside the great city – providing patients with the healthcare they need when and where they need it most. Through its “Network of Care,” Doctors Hospital operates one clinic, three diagnostic centers, and two freestanding emergency rooms conveniently located across the community. The clinics, diagnostic centers, and freestanding ERs include South Laredo Diagnostic Center (south), Providence Health Center (northwest), Nueva Vida Maternity Clinic (central heights), North Laredo Diagnostic and Therapy Center, Doctors Hospital Emergency Room South, and Doctors Hospital ER Saunders (central). These clinics and centers offer a variety of services accessible and convenient for patients.

Doctors Hospital is also proud to receive many accreditations and awards:

  • The Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Program
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award, Stroke ℠ Honor Roll / Elite award and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology
  • Texas Ten Step Program facility designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • NICU Level III Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Trauma Level III Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Level II (Specialty Care) Maternal Facility in Perinatal care Region-T
  • Laredo Morning Times Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hospital and Best Emergency Center – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and voted Best Hospital in 2023
  • Gluten-Free Food Service program certification

Doctors Hospital Awards and Accreditations

Learn more about our achievements →

“Providing quality healthcare, advanced technology and a caring staff are all important parts of what makes Doctors Hospital so special,” says Emma Montes-Ewing. “As our community continues to grow, know that you can continue to rely on Doctors Hospital to play a key role in the health of the community. I am proud to be part of that mission. Together, we are prepared for whatever new challenges await. We are grateful for the continued support from our Healthcare Heroes (medical staff, employees, patients) and community for their loyalty and support. We look forward to continued growth and development at Doctors Hospital.”