Category Archives: Healthcare

Heart Hospital Receives Mission: Lifeline Award

McAllen Heart Hospital

American Heart Association honors McAllen Heart Hospital The McAllen Heart Hospital is the recipient of the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award. Given by the American Heart Association, the award recognizes implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA for the treatment of heart attack patients. The award means McAllen Heart Hospital has met specific criteria and standards of performance. This criteria relates to the quick and appropriate treatment…

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STC and ISDs Address Nursing Shortage

Nurses come together at the announcement of Project HEAL2

Dual enrollment looks to increase nursing workforce South Texas College and three local school districts came together recently to kick off a professional nursing dual enrollment project. Project Health Education and Leadership for All (Project HEAL2) aims to create a pipeline to prepare more nurses going into the healthcare profession. The Region One Education Service Center, together with STC, La Joya ISD, PSJA ISD, South Texas ISD and Doctors Hospital…

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Freestanding Emergency Room Coming to Edinburg

Emergency Room is Seventh for STHS A new freestanding emergency room from South Texas Health System is on the horizon after a groundbreaking May 24. Leaders from STHS, City of Edinburg and Hidalgo County broke the ground at the corner of Monte Cristo Road and Interstate 69. The facility opens in early 2018. This is the third emergency room for STHS in two years, with Weslaco and Mission open. The…

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Continuing Nursing Education offered by STC

First Continuing Nursing Education course starts April 19 South Texas College and its Nursing and Allied Health campus will soon offer specialized Continuing Education Units for Continuing Nursing Education-specific training. It will be available for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. The first session, “Nursing Leadership,” takes place April 19 at the NAH campus in McAllen at 1 p.m. Its next session, “Nursing Curriculum,” will begin in May. Subsequent sessions will include…

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Medical community invited to SPI conference

Speaker Z-Dogg, MD

Medical expo specific to South Texas region The 25th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition takes place April 28-29, providing physicians with both concise and authoritative information on the most up-to-date treatment of problems frequently encountered in the South Texas region. The conference is open to all South Texas primary care and specialty physicians. Pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students and other health professionals are invited…

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UTRGV School of Medicine Update

Local healthcare leaders give UTRGV School of Medicine update to state legislators Dr. Leonel Vela, senior associate dean for Education and Academic Affairs at the UTRGV School of Medicine, recently provided an update on the SOM’s progress for visiting legislators. His address, along with others’, was part of a panel discussion during the Rio Grande Valley Partnership’s RGV Legislative Tour 2017. About 38 percent of the UTRGV School of Medicine’s…

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Skilled jobs have another path   

Vocational schools Lead to career paths Individuals who want skilled jobs and technical training without taking the academic courses required by South Texas College, Texas State Technical College and Southmost College can enroll at Rio Grande Valley’s privately owned vocational schools.  Providing no nonsense, adult-focused education, the proprietary school courses that focus on healthcare jobs prepare students for careers in vocational nursing, massage therapy, dental assisting and medical office skills.…

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Knapp breaks ground in Mercedes for new clinic 

Clinic is partnership with UTRGV On Dec. 10, officials broke ground at the corner of Expressway 83 and Mile 2 West in Mercedes for a new Knapp Medical Center Family Practice Residency Clinic. The multi-million dollar, 12,000-square-foot clinic will feature multiple exam rooms and training facilities for as many as 18 medical residents. The Residency Clinic is the result of a partnership by Knapp Medical Center, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical School,…

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