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Knapp Medical Center in top 10% for orthopedic surgery

WESLACO – Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco has been named in the top 10 percent in the nation for orthopedic surgery and for patient safety – and has been recognized for 5-star care for hip fracture treatment, gastrointestinal surgery, appendectomy procedures, and gynecologic surgery.

The recognition from Heathgrades — a national company which specializes in information about healthcare — is the latest accolade for Knapp, which serves as the only acute care hospital in the Mid-Valley area, with 227 beds.

Knapp’s recognition included being named a 5-star recipient for performing hip fracture treatment — for the 9th year in a row – as well as receiving the “Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™”.

Orthopedic surgeons on Knapp’s active medical staff include Dr. Michael Sander, Dr. Vishwas Patil, Dr. Ross Chapel, and Dr. Jose Cobos.

Knapp’s recognitions from Healthgrades include the following:

• Named Among the Top 10% of Hospitals in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services (2021)
• Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™
• 5-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 9 Years in a Row

• Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2020
• Recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

For more information on award-winning hospital care in the Mid-Valley, please contact Knapp Medical Center at (956) 968-8567 or visit and

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