Harlingen: A Leader in Health Care Industry

Valley Baptist Medical Center (VBMC)

Valley Baptist Medical Center is the primary referral hospital for comprehensive and sub-specialty care in South Texas.
Ranked one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation – and the only one south of Houston – for saving lives and reducing complications in heart patients, according to Thomson Healthcare.
This 450-bed general hospital and Level III Trauma Center Provides state-of-the-art medical, surgical, obstetric and pediatric care.

Services Include:

  • Medical, cardiovascular, surgical, neurological and newborn/pediatric intensive care
  • Air ambulance transportation
  • Cardiac catheterization with interventional and electro physiology capabilities
  • Active cardiovascular, general, neurosurgery, ophthalmic, orthopedic, plastic and urological surgery services
  • Pulmonary and gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Outpatient multi-specialty diabetes care
  • Wound care services
  • Hospice care
  • Rehabilitation facility providing inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy
  • Radiology services including CT, MRI, sonography, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and radiation therapy
Specialty
Quantity
Specialty
Quantity
Allergy/Immunology
1
Pain Management
3
Anesthesiology
18
Pathology
8
Cardiology
18
Pediatrics – General
27
Cardiovascular Surgery
6
Pediatrics – Cardiology
6
Critical Care
8
Pediatrics – Critical Care
11
Dermatology
3
Pediatric Dentistry
7
Diabetes/Endocrinology
2
Pediatrics – Endocrinology
1
Emergency Medicine
16
Pediatrics – Genetics
1
Family Practice
43
Pediatric Gastroenterology
1
Gastroenterology
5
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
6
Genetics
2
Pediatric infectious diseases
2
Hospitalist – In Patient Care
8
Pediatric – Neurology
2
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO)
1
Pediatrics Pulmonology
1
Internal Medicine
84
Pediatrics – Rheumatology
1
Neonatology
4
Pediatric surgery
11
Nephirology
8
Physical Medicine and Rehab
3
Neurophysiology
1
Plastic Surgery
1
Neurology
3
Podiatry
12
Neurosurgery
4
Psychiatry
3
OB/GYN
17
Pulmonary diseases
6
GYN
1
Radiology
16
Oncology/Hematology
13
Radiation Oncology
2
Ophthalmology
13
Rheumatology
1
Oral surgery
6
Surgery – General
6
Orthopedic Surgery
9
Urology
7
Otolaryngology (ENT)
9
Dentistry
8

Source: Harlingen’s Physicians Network

 

Harlingen Medical Center

Harlingen Medical Center is a general acute care, Level IV Trauma hospital, located at 5501 South Expressway 77, in Harlingen, Texas. It is more than a hospital.  It is a place where people come to heal.  It is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.

Our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff provide not only treatment, but comfort and compassion.  They make the difference in healthcare and are the reason people choose Harlingen Medical Center as their hospital of choice.

Since opening its doors in October 2002, Harlingen Medical Center has been committed to creating the best possible experience for our patients by nurturing a culture that is focused on patient care and the creation of the HMC experience, making advanced treatment options available, and supporting the health and wellness of the communities we serve.

We know how to care for you, and your family, with a comprehensive program of clinical services.

Services Include:

  •   Bariatric
  •   Cardiology
  •   Emergency
  •   Gastroenterology
  •   Internal Medicine
  •   Neurosurgery
  •   Obstetric & Gynecology
  •   Orthopedic
  •   Pediatric
  •   Sleep Apnea Treatment
  •   Thoracic Surgery
  •   Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Harlingen Medical Center

 

To learn more about Harlingen Medical Center and its services and programs, log on to www.harlingenmedicalcenter.com, or contact the Department of Marketing at (956) 365-1848.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC)

The Regional Academic Health Center or RAHC, is comprised of a Medical Education Division and a Medical Research Division, and is located here in Harlingen.  It is a geographically separated campus of the UT Health Science Center-San Antonio.  They opened their doors in June of 2002.
During its first ten years of existence, over 1,000 medical students completed a portion of their clinical training at the Harlingen RAHC.  The RAHC Internal Medicine Residency Program started in 2002 and approximately 90% of its graduates practice in Texas with the majority practicing in the Rio Grande Valley.  The RAHC has developed a particular strength in its community-based teaching approach which allows for significant interaction between faculty and students. 
This has become an attractive quality at the RAHC and surveys show a high level of satisfaction among students that received their clinical education at the RAHC.  Students experience a diversity of clinical experiences through various medical settings in the region, including Valley Baptist Medical Center, Su Clinica Familiar, Harlingen Medical Center and several other hospitals, clinics, and physician’s offices.
A confluence of factors related to the RAHC’s geographical location affords students the opportunity to learn in, and to experience a unique educational setting.  These include the opportunity to learn about border medicine and the interplay between cross-cultural, socio-economic and environmental determinants of health.

South Texas VA Health Care Center At Harlingen (STVHCS)

The Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the need for an expansion of Veteran’s health care services in Deep South Texas and approved the formation of a new health care system encompassing twenty counties comprised of the Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen and Corpus Chrisiti service areas.

The VA Health Care Center is a virtual health care system providing secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.  It operates a 100-Patient Home Based Primary Care program, and a 200-Patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program.

Through the utilization of two complex inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 1,600 inpatient admissions and 1,200 ER visits are managed by local hospitals for the VA Health Center at Harlingen.  Affiliated with the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for  medical residents.  It is responsible for an enrollee population of over 40,000 veterans and 300,000 outpatient visits annually.

Su Clinica Familiar
Su Clinica Familia is the primary ambulatory medicine site, a JCAHO-accredited community health center providing longitudinal care for primarily indigent residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Su Clinica Familiar has convenient on-site radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services.

South Texas Emergency Care Foundation/Valley AirCare

  • Valley AirCare began on Feb. 1, 1995
  • Has transported more that 4,900 citizens of South Texas and Northern Mexico since its inception.
  • For long distance flights, Valley AirCare employs a fleet of medically configured, pressurized and non-pressurized piston, and jet aircraft, including a Learjet capable of flying at more than 500 mph.
  • Member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), Texas AAMS, and other national and state organizations.
  • Community-owned, not-for-profit organization
  • Governed by a board of directors selected from the communities who are members of the organization.

The Foundation is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. The Foundation is the only CAMTS accredited EMS system south of San Antonio. Accreditation is important for the patients as it shows that the Foundation maintains the highest level of patient care and safety. There are only 111 CAMTS accredited programs in the US and Canada.

Service is provided to the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy, as well as the unincorporated areas of other counties in South Texas. Fixed wing services are provided nationwide and to Mexico and Canada.