Tag: VBMC

Doctor: COVID causing strokes in younger population

HARLINGEN – The stroke incidents keep increasing, but the hospital visits keep falling. Since the COVID pandemic struck several months ago, hospitals have seen fewer...

Virus patients are sicker; Chronic conditions exacting a heavy price in RGV

Reporting on a Tuesday teleconference with the Brownsville City Commission and Brownsville hospital CEO’s Leslie Bingham and Art Garza, City Commissioner Dr. Rose M.Z....

Valley Baptist urging recovered COVID-19 patients to take part in plasma programs

As local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, area physicians are urging those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to...

Local health experts urge vigilance as COVID-19 pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local health officials are urging the community to continue personal safety measures as a means to combat the spread...

Doctors calm maternity fears amid pandemic

HARLINGEN — Once again, yes, it’s safe to go to the hospital, when you’re having a stroke, a heart attack or … a baby. Every...

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

With June officially serving as Men’s Health Awareness Month, there is no better time for men who normally put their own health on the...

Valley Baptist offering women’s healthcare services during pandemic

HARLINGEN — While pregnancy and childbirth are most often joyous times when families prepare to welcome a new addition to the world, the recent...

Valley Baptist continues COVID-Safety standards as state reopens

Under the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has started to strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of...

Valley Baptist resumes elective procedures

HARLINGEN — You can get that skin growth biopsied. You can get that hernia repaired. You can find out the cause of those abdominal...

Valley Baptist recognizes area EMS staff during National Emergency Medical Services Week

As May 17-23 has been designated as National Emergency Medical Services Week, Valley Baptist Health System would like to recognize the men and women...

Honoring Heroes: Commemorative Air Force recognizes Valley Baptist with fly-over

Wearing blue and green scrubs with face masks on, dozens of medical workers made their way through the parking lot at the Valley Baptist...

Local Heroes: Medical workers share what it’s like to be a mother during COVID-19

Mother’s Day this year will be nothing like the ones we have experienced in our lifetime. With most restaurants closed and the community practicing...

Doctor: Don’t fear going to ER because of virus

HARLINGEN — Some people appear to have taken the stay-at-home order too literally, refusing to seek help even for critical medical emergencies. “ Across the country...

Local businesses prepare to open, experts stress need for COVID-19 protections

As some local businesses prepare to reopen May 1, local health officials continue to urge caution and encourage the community to remain vigilant against...

Furloughs announced: Workforce at all area Valley Baptist Health System hospitals affected

HARLINGEN — Valley Baptist Health System is furloughing an undetermined number of employees to make up for financial shortfalls at Tenet Health as a...

CDC, health officials recommend face coverings as protection from COVID-19

As government agencies and local health departments discuss large scale measures to slow the rate of Coronavirus infections in the United States, local health...

Maintaining good mental health key during COVID-19 situation

HARLINGEN –As health and government officials both locally and throughout the nation continue to address the situation surrounding COVID-19, health experts are reminding the...

Patient experience for new mothers key to Valley Baptist-Brownsville upgrades

While giving birth to a healthy baby is usually the top priority for moms-to-be, both ambiance and comfort often play large roles in a...

Patient experience for new moms key to Valley Baptist-Brownsville upgrades

While giving birth to a healthy baby is usually the top priority for moms-to-be, both ambiance and comfort often play large roles in a...

EDITORIAL: Big boost: Donation to medical school a step toward prominence

America’s most prominent medical schools — the Mayo Clinic, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for example — are known for more than producing some of...

UTRGV receives $38,000,000 gift from Legacy Foundation

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was given what the school calls a transformative and remarkable gift. During a news conference at the UTRGV...