Tag Archives: Valley Baptist Medical Center

Brownsville & Beyond: Healthcare In The Age of COVID-19

Healthcare webinar

Senior Vice President & CEO of Valley Baptist Medical Center Leslie Bingham and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Regional Medical Center Art Garza discuss “Healthcare In The Age of COVID-19” in a webinar May 19. Topics include: One voice for healthcare Addressing hospital capacity Possibility of a second wave threat And much more Questions may be submitted for Bingham and Garza online. Register in advance for this meeting online. After…

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Area Hospitals Seek PPE Donations

In their effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, two Brownsville-area hospitals are reaching out to the business community for assistance in obtaining personal protective equipment. Both Valley Baptist Medical Center and Valley Regional Medical Center are low in supplies. The hospitals are looking to purchase or borrow and replace PPE equipment. This includes face shields, gloves, masks and other types of PPE. They are looking for all types of PPE,…

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A Healthy Dose of Success

TSC Licensed Vocational Nursing students. (photo TSC)

Working to fill a national nursing shortage, the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at Texas Southmost College recently saw its largest graduating class. In addition, it is maintaining a solid 92-percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination. “I am so proud of what our team and students have been able to achieve,” said TSC Vocational Nursing interim program director Molly Showalter. “This type of success gives our program a…

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RGV Sees First COVID-19 Case

The Rio Grande Valley reported its first travel-related coronavirus case Thursday evening. This comes on the same day Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the temporary closing of schools, restaurant dining areas, gyms and bars statewide. A 21-year-old man from Rancho Viejo tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Spain and Ireland from March 5-12. He began feeling the coronavirus symptoms of fever and cough and then went to Valley Baptist Medical…

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TWC Grant Funds Medical Training

The Workforce Development and Continuing Education department at Texas State Technical College, in partnership with Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, is the recipient of a Skills Development Fund grant for customized job training. The $301,238 Texas Workforce Commission grant currently provides technical skills training for 155 Valley Baptist Medical Center employees. Customized raining will continue for one year for positions such as certified nursing assistants, registered nurses and nurse managers. The training focuses…

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Valley Baptist Opens Geriatric Unit

Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit staff at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen stand in front of some of the artwork displayed to give the 12-bed unit a warm atmosphere.

Harlingen center addresses behavioral health Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen now offers geriatric behavioral health services to older adults in the Rio Grande Valley. The inpatient services are available through a new 12-bed Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit on the third floor of the West Tower. A variety of designs make the unit feel more like a residential environment, and artwork throughout helps make it warm and inviting. Furthermore, Equipment and staff match…

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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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