Tag Archives: Valley Regional Medical Center

Getting Stuff Done To Help Those In Need

A nonprofit executive like Traci Wickett has connections everywhere in a community.  The president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Southern Cameron County heard from Brownsville’s Good Neighbor Settlement House about growing needs they were seeing as furloughs and unemployment set in with the outbreak of COVID-19. The demand for served meals and emergency pantry items doubled in less than one week in early April.  “Unemployment sent…

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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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Food Bank of the RGV Receives $20K Donation

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, HCA Healthcare Foundation

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is the recipient of $20,000 in grants from the HCA Healthcare Foundation. The food bank will use the funds in its Coronavirus Resource Readiness and Response Campaign. HCA Healthcare Foundation is a a tax exempt trust and the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Locally, Valley Regional Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital are affiliates…

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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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Local Medical Partnership Receives Training Funding

Commissioner Juilan Alvarez presents a Skills development fund check to representatives from Valley Regional Medical Center and Texas State Technical College.

Valley Regional Medical Center and Texas State Technical College are teaming up to provide job training using a $202,162 grant. The grant provides custom training to 153 new and incumbent workers for training in industry-related topics. This includes vocational nursing, physical therapy and accounting. Trainees will include administrative assistants, cardiac lab technicians, diagnostic imaging technician, nursing assistant and social workers. Benefiting workers in the Workforce Solutions Cameron area, the Skills…

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