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STHS ranks 29th in Texas, no. 1 in Valley on coveted hospital list

The U.S. News & World Report recently named South Texas Health System among the best regional hospitals in Texas for the second year in a row, STHS said in a news release Tuesday.

Cameron County gets healthcare grant to train technicians

Workforce Solutions Cameron announced that it received a $150,000 Texas Industry Partnership grant through the Texas Workforce Commission, along with a $150,000 match from a private industry partner, to train people for healthcare jobs locally.

Damar Hamlin, RGV athletes’ injuries prompt partnership between DHR Health, athletic trainers

EDINBURG — When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went down with cardiac arrest during a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 2, all eyes were on the Bills' athletic trainers.

Exoskeleton helps DHR Health earn Texas’ only ‘Center of Excellence’ nod

DHR Health celebrated Wednesday as it became the only healthcare facility in Texas, and fifth in the nation, to be named a “Center of Excellence” for its wearable and robotic exoskeleton.

Pediatric expert recruited to expand children’s health care in South Texas

One day in 2019, as Kimberly Davis and her husband drove by South Texas Health System Children’s in Edinburg, he said casually but with confidence, “There’s your future job right there.”

UTRGV says med school accreditation paves way for more growth

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine completed last month the final stage of accreditation required by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a step the institution says paves the way for further growth of the institution.

STHS highlights residency grads amid nation’s staff shortages

Two of six graduates from South Texas Health System's residency program represent some semblance of hope for addressing a lack of medical professionals in the Rio Grande Valley as healthcare providers continue to grapple with a doctor and nursing shortage that's impacting the entire nation.

Veteran therapist pulls from WWII father’s life to help treat PTSD

Rosalinda Jimenez was inspired to pursue a career that deals with mental health because of her father, who no one knew “was depressed until he mentioned it,” she said. Recollections of how her father, Isabel Jimenez, a World War II veteran, would “suffer in silence” and only spoke of his experience late in his life helped her realize the toll that war took on his mental health, and that there are many like him who still struggle.

Heat wave puts emergency agencies on alert in Hidalgo County

Healthcare and emergency agencies in the Hidalgo County area continue warning residents that as temperatures rise to nearly unbearable conditions, so do the risks of heat-related illness and even death if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Texas resident diagnosed with malaria after working outside in Cameron County

An unidentified Texas resident has been diagnosed with malaria after working outside in Cameron County, which is the first time a locally acquired case has happened in the state in nearly 30 years.