About Us

We are a physician-owned hospital with an innovative approach to healthcare. We create an integrated and holistic path to a successful surgery, pleasant hospital stay, and speedy recovery.

This is one of the many reasons why South Texas Spine & Surgical is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction and clinical effectiveness, per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Our staff is specially trained and has extensive experience in orthopedic, spine, and pain management procedures.

Our Mission & Vision

To improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities we serve. To provide our patients, stakeholders, and community with high-quality and efficient care in an environment that is clean, safe, and comfortable. We are focused on customer service and committed to continuous improvement.

The South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital will be the hospital of choice for orthopedic, spine surgery, related pain management and other services we provide.

A Message From Our CEO

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your family members to South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital (STSSH), where our goal is to provide you with an extraordinary experience. Our surgical hospital was built by physicians with the patient in mind.

The entire healthcare team at STSSH understands the unique set of emotions and factors that can influence health outcomes. We are excited to offer the community a facility developed to treat the whole patient through advanced technologies, personalized care, and specialized amenities.

Our surgical team is comprised of the leading experts in the field of spinal surgery, orthopedics and more. These physicians have built national reputations based upon results-driven care.

But our doctors are more than successful surgeons; they are also professionals who compassionately care for the person behind the patient. As a nurse myself, it is highly important to me that patients feel we have exceeded their expectations throughout their entire stay.

I hear from our patients all of the time that the care provided at South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital was the most positive hospital experience they have ever had. Those shared experiences are what set us apart from all other healthcare facilities. Thanks to our committed staff and engaged physicians, South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital offers the highest quality care, in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere.

We look forward to caring for you and your loved ones.

Executive Leadership

Angie Kauffman, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC

Chief Executive Officer


Sylvia Garcia, CPA / FHFMA

Chief Financial Officer

Non Clinical Leadership

Delilah Buck, MBA

Director of Human Resources


Lisa Camacho, CPCS

Director of Medical Staff, Credentialing Services


Juliet DeLeon

Director of Business Office, HIM


Paul Jones

Director of Facilities Management


Michael Lee

Director of Materials Management


Misti Neal, MS, RDN

Director of Food & Nutrition Services

Amy Jacquo-Zarate

Dana LeBlanc

Clinical Leadership

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Matt Cook

Director of Quality

Sabah Rizvi

Director of Pharmacy

Michelle Helfert, BSN, RN, CCM

Director of Case Management /Utilization


Peggy Beene

Director Perianesthesia

Brittany Diminture

MBA, MSN, RN-BC | Director Inpatient and Emergency Room

Dawn Greene

RN, BSN - Manager Outpatient Surgery Center


Carol Hawkins

Clinical Educator


Tina Murray

Director of Infection Prevention / Employee Health & Risk

Mike Park

RN - Manager of Inpatient/ER


Joe Pulis

Director of Lab & Radiology


Roberta Tremper

Director of Surgical Services


Jason Thompson

RN, BSN - OR Charge Nurse


South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital makes America’s Best 100 Spine Surgery again for the fifth consecutive year.

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100 Best Spine Surgery 2021
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Spine Surgery Excellence Award 2021

In The News

We recognize Dr. Marshall and a Holiday Miracle!

KENS 5’s Karen Grace interviewing Dr. Amanda Marshall with San Antonio Orthopaedic Specialists at South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital. In December she performed a FREE total hip replacement surgery through OPERATION WALK USA. It’s a true holiday gift of mobility!

We recognize Dr. Harris! With a great interview teaching about the benefits of knee replacement surgery.

With this interview Dr. Harris explains how knee replacements have improved recently, and when a person should look into this surgery. Watch as a patient who sought help from Dr. Harris with his chronic knee pain, expresses his rediscovered abilities to dance and perform his golf swing again.

News 4 SA with Dr. Harris & Knee Replacements

Want to Thank a Nurse?

We honor our nurses who provide extraordinary care with the Daisy award, an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families everyday.

The BEE award is a STSSH program that celebrates the exceptional service of all non-nursing personnel.

Bee Nomination Form

Fill out the form below to Nominate your choice!

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South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital is a 30-bed acute care hospital, with an on-site 24-hour, 7-day a week Emergency Department.  We are fully licensed by the Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services and Joint Commission Accredited.  Our focus is on quality, patient safety and satisfaction.  We maintain one of the lowest nurse to patient ratios in the industry.   If you are looking for a career in a highly successful hospital with a family atmosphere, where everyone’s efforts are recognized, talk to us.

Apply now to make sure you don’t miss out on an unique opportunity under strong leadership. South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, to include health, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, life, 401(k), etc.  All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for an annual bonus!

You're A Person, Not A Procedure

South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital Is Here to Help You Get Your Life Back.