Tag Archives: South Texas Health System

McAllen Medical First Level II Trauma Center in Area

McAllen Medical Center

McAllen Medical Center, part of the South Texas Health System, is the first hospital in Hidalgo County designated as a Level II Trauma Center. Patients who come to the Level II Trauma Center are less likely to transfer to another facility for further care. The designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services was achieved following program verification by the American College of Surgeons. It was a requirement that…

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STHS Donates Grant to STC for Nursing Scholarship

South Texas College and South Texas Health System host a check presentation Jan. 10. Funds will provide scholarships to Nursing and Allied Health Students at the college. (photo STC)

South Texas Health System is now providing a $49,000 scholarship to student of South Texas College’s Nursing and Allied Health Division. The announcement came Jan. 10 at a check presentation of the funds meant to help reduce financials burden and provide assistance upon continuing education. “South Texas Health System is always here to support us. They’re providing scholarships to help our students graduate and become registered nurses. They’re hiring our nurses, so it’s…

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STHS is One of Nation’s Best for Cardiac Surgery

McAllen Heart Hospital

South Texas Health System Heart (McAllen Heart Hospital) is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery as well as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care according to a national study by Healthgrades. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The accolades comes from Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The report demonstrates how clinical performance…

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STHS Names Regional Vice President

Charles “Chuck” Stark

Charles “Chuck” Stark is the new regional vice president in South Texas for South Texas Health System, effective June 29. Stark now has regional responsibility for hospitals in both the McAllen and Edinburg markets. He will also oversee those in Laredo and Eagle Pass.   Prior to joining South Texas Health System, Stark served as chief executive officer of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Previous service includes a number…

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McAllen Heart Hospital Named 100 Best Again

McAllen Heart Hospital Healthgrades 2018

McAllen Heart Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both cardiac care and coronary intervention. The 2018 honors come from Healthgrades. The organization identifies the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within both cardiac care and coronary intervention. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. This is the second year in a row the South Texas Health System hospital has…

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STHS Breaks Ground for New ER

STHS McAllen ER groundbreaking

Upcoming McAllen facility to be open 24 hours a day Land at 3700 West Nolana in McAllen is now an active construction site for a new South Texas Health System free-standing emergency department. STHS administrators and staff, as well as McAllen city leaders, chamber representatives and local law enforcement, broke ground for the facility on Jan. 18. Joining STHS were McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Representatives from…

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STHS demos for new Edinburg ER

Community leaders, hospital representatives, and elected officials participate in STHS's "Demo Day" celebration. (photo STHS)

Satellite ER to provide convenient, emergent care South Texas Health System recently held a “Demo Day” celebration, allowing community leaders, hospital representatives, and elected officials to knock down an exterior wall of the vacant North Point Surgery Center. The Edinburg site on McColl will soon become home to a new STHS emergency room. The new emergency room will be the fourth satellite ER for the health system. Upon opening, it…

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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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