The University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is expanding its healthcare offerings in South Texas with a new Cancer and Surgery Center at its McAllen Academic Medical Campus. McAllen officials are hoping to establish and develop the area around the campus as a medical center for the region.
“I am so proud of the efforts being made by UT Health RGV School of Medicine to expand the services it will provide our community,” said McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. “The oncology advisory services that will be provided by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will ensure that the medical campus here in McAllen will be a leader in providing care for the region. It is always good to bring new venues for healing with our partner, UTRGV.”
McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez says the city has been focusing its efforts to attract companies and jobs related to the medical field to the area. It is part of an effort to continue to partner and expand the impact of the UT Health RGV School of Medicine.
“This is an important step in helping to solidify a world-class, medical community in the Rio Grande Valley, right here in McAllen, so that our residents do not have to travel hours to receive the immediate diagnosis, life-saving treatment and critical support that they need,” said Rodriguez. “Together, we can beat cancer right here, right now.”