June 27, 2023

Cigarroa Surgical Center earns the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, demonstrating a commitment to quality care

By Cigarroa Clinic

The Cigarroa Surgical Center, a leading provider of interventional cardiology services, proudly announces its successful completion of the rigorous accreditation process by The Joint Commission.

This prestigious accreditation recognizes the center’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of patient safety, quality care, and clinical excellence.

The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare, evaluates healthcare organizations and facilities based on a comprehensive set of performance standards. The accreditation process involves a thorough assessment of the center’s compliance with these standards, which cover crucial areas such as patient care, infection prevention and control, medication management, and patient rights.

By successfully meeting The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards, the Cigarroa Surgical Center has positioned itself as a leading provider of interventional cardiology services in the region. The accreditation signifies the center’s ability to provide the highest quality of care to patients and highlights its focus on continuous improvement and adherence to best practices in the field of interventional cardiology.

“We are thrilled to have received Joint Commission accreditation, which is a significant milestone for our surgical center,” said Ricardo Cigarroa, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist. “This achievement is a result of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction.”

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. “As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across settings to help improve patient safety and quality of care through our expert resources and tools, innovative solutions, and rigorous standards,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission.

“We commend the Cigarroa Surgical Center for its commitment to advancing patient safety and quality.”

The Cigarroa Surgical Center team remains dedicated to delivering exceptional care to patients, employing the latest technologies and evidence-based practices. With the achievement of Joint Commission accreditation, the center looks forward to enhancing its collaboration with healthcare providers, patients, and the community to ensure that interventional cardiology services remain at the forefront of medical innovation and patient-centric care.

For more information about the Cigarroa Surgical Center and its comprehensive range of services, please visit, or call (956) 462-5947.

About the Cigarroa Surgical Center

The Cigarroa Surgical Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing advanced interventional cardiology surgical services to patients in the Laredo/Webb County area. With a team of highly skilled interventional cardiologists, nurses, and support staff, the center offers a variety of advanced procedures to manage and improve heart health. The team is committed to delivering exceptional care and achieving optimal outcomes for every patient.