Awards & Recognition

Through the years, BSA has received many awards. Each honor is a reflection of the excellent work performed by BSA employees every day as they work to fulfill the mission - to provide quality healthcare in Christian love, service and dignity.

Spinal Fusion Congestive Heart Failure Colon Cancer Surgery Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Diabetes Heart Attack Kidney Failure Stroke

BSA Health System (BSA) was named Best Regional Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region and ranked No. 18 for best hospitals in Texas for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. BSA was also named as a high performer for the following eight procedures and conditions: spinal fusion surgery, congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, kidney failure and stroke.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated BSA with four stars for patient experience in 2021. BSA is one of only 84 hospitals in Texas to receive four stars. The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia.


BSA Health System's acute care and ambulatory facilities earned the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8 out of 10. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Best of Amarillo

For 2021, BSA Health System and BSA Joint Ventures were chosen as Amarillo's top choice in nine Best of Amarillo categories. 

BSA Health System:

  • Overall Company to Work for 
  • Company Culture
  • Leadership - Bob Williams, CEO 
  • Emergency Room 
  • Family Physician - BSA Family Medical Clinic

BSA Joint Ventures:

  • Diagnostic Imaging - Open Air MRI 
  • Urgent Care Center - BSA CareXpress 
  • Home Health Care - BSA ComPassion Home Care
  • Hospice Care - BSA Hospice of the Southwest 

BSA facilities have been recognized as Best of Amarillo recipients in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.


Amarillo Globe News Readers' Choice Award are the results of an annual survey distributed by Amarillo Magazine, asking readers to vote for their favorite local products, services and attractions geared toward kids and their families. 

  • 2015 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Allergist
    • Best Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
  • 2016 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Allergist
    • Best Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
    • Best Audiologist
  • 2017 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Allergist
    • Best Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
    • Best Audiologist
    • Best Ultrasound
  • 2018 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Allergist
    • Best Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
    • Best Audiologist
    • Best Ultrasound
    • Best Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging
  • 2019 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
    • Best Audiologist
    • Best Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging
  • 2020 Awards
    • Best Birthing Suite
    • Best Lactation Specialist
    • Best Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
    • Best Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging
    • Best Ultrasound

GWTG Stroke PLus

BSA received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2021. Facilities that receive this prestigious recognition are top-performers in stroke care and prevention. To qualify for this award, BSA met specific guidelines including the use of proper medications and treatment plans, providing patients with materials to promote health management after discharge and scheduling follow-up visits or any needed transitional care interventions.

Top Docs

Twelve BSA physicians were named as Amarillo's Top Docs in 2020 and fourteen BSA physicians were named Amarillo's Top Docs in 2019. All Top Docs were chosen based on peer votes by local licensed physicians.

2020 BSA Top Docs:
Anita Ravipati, MD - Oncology
Brian Pruitt, MD - Oncology
Daniel Arsenault, MD - Radiation Oncology
Daniel Beggs, MD – Gastroenterology
David Langley, MD – General Surgery
James Lusby, MD – Gastroenterology
Joanna Wilson, DO - Internal Medicine
Milan Patel, MD - Oncology
Sam Kirkendall, MD – General Surgery
Shane Holloway, MD - Surgical Oncology
Taylor Carlisle, MD - Infectious Disease
Thomas Johnson, MD – Gastroenterology

2019 BSA Top Docs:
Amber Price, MD – Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
Chance Irwin, MD – Vascular Surgery
Cuatro Holland, DO – Internal Medicine
Daniel Beggs, MD – Gastroenterology
David Langley, MD – Vascular Surgery
Holly Mitchell, MD – Internal Medicine
James Lusby, MD – Gastroenterology
John McKinley, MD – General Surgery
Mark Sigler, MD - Pulmonology
Michael Lary, MD – Surgical Oncology
Sam Kirkendall, MD – General Surgery
Shane Holloway, MD – Surgical Oncology
Thomas Johnson, MD – Gastroenterology
Timothy Mooring, MD – Pulmonology

25 Panhandle nurses

Since 2016, 40 BSA nurses have been recognized by the Texas Nurse’s Association as part of the 25 Great Panhandle Nurses for their exceptional skills and nursing practices.

  • 2021
  • Jessica Albracht
  • Dana Brookwalter
  • Brenda Graham
  • Glenda Harris
  • Hong Hong
  • Theresa King
  • Cami Meason
  • Jennifer Peters
  • Amanda (Mandy) Richardson
  • Sandy Richardson
  • 2019
  • Jessica Hawley
  • Lindsey Kinard
  • Melinda Conway
  • Stephanie Chestnut
  • Michelle Adkins
  • Suzanne Baxter
  • Natalie Huntley
  • Traci Doss
  • Chelsey Castillo
  • Leandra Henthorn
  • Shelby Hill
  • Leisa Robinson
  • 2018
  • Melanie Allen
  • Tony Badillo
  • Christine Brewer
  • Darla Caldwell
  • Shirley Collins
  • Jay Griggs
  • Misti Moore
  • Jessica Welch
  • 2017
  • Belinda Gibson
  • Michele Gorday
  • Jesus Hernandez
  • Mary Holcomb
  • Kristina Hudson
  • Crystal Ramos
  • Lisa Touma
  • David Williams
  • 2016
  • Danielle Contreras
  • Carolyn Veteto

NewsChannel 10 Viewers Choice Awards are based on the results from the NewsChannel 10 annual survey which asks viewers to vote for their favorite local services.

  • 2021 Awards
  • Best Hospital
  • Best Emergency Room
  • Best Urgent Care
  • 2020 Awards
  • Best Hospital
  • Best Urgent Care
  • 2019 Awards
  • Best Hospital
  • Best Urgent Care
  • Best Outpatient Surgery Center
  • 2018 Awards
  • Best Hospital


Designations and Accreditations

BSA Health System currently holds the following accreditations:

BSA Hospital LLC has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for cardiac, maternity and bariatric care. Facilities designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies with input from the medical community.

Dr. Chance Irwin and Dr. David Langley are the only physicians in the region designated as 2020 TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Clinical Operators of Experience by Silk Road Medical, Inc. TCAR, a minimally-invasive carotid artery repair surgery, reduces the risk of stroke in high-risk surgical patients with carotid artery disease.

BSA is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for the ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

BSA is a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Group (DNV GL). This certification affirms BSA's readiness to provide for stroke-related medical problems with a high level of expertise and a full spectrum of care including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education. BSA is regularly inspected to assure that we provide quality services in a safe environment. DNV Healthcare is a Medicare-approved hospital accreditation program which evaluates patient care throughout the entire healthcare system. The DNV program is consistent with BSA's commitment to patient safety and total quality. The DNV program is very thorough, and it helps us find opportunities to improve throughout the organization. 

The BSA Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

BSA is accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

BSA Harrington Cancer Center is a QOPI® Certified Practice. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that Harrington's hematology and oncology practices meet the highest standards for quality and safety.

BSA Harrington Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. This accreditation represents the commitment by BSA Harrington Cancer Center to provide the highest quality cancer care possible.

The Radiation Oncology Services of BSA Harrington Cancer Center have been surveyed and accredited by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

BSA Harrington Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.


The BSA Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).