MCALLEN, RGV - Texas A&M’s Working on Wellness Program conducted an initial assessment of the Rio Grande Valley and found that approximately 52 percent of the census tracts in the four-county region can be described as food deserts. As defined...
  HARLINGEN, RGV - State Senator Eddie Lucio says the unity displayed by the Rio Grande Valley’s legislative delegation, along with collaboration between the region’s public and private sectors, has led to improved healthcare for those most in need. Lucio was...
HARLINGEN, RGV - A Palms Behavioral Health hospital has opened in the Rio Grande Valley. The hospital is centered in Harlingen and specializes in mental illnesses and substance abuse care. Palms Behavioral is part of Strategic Behavioral Health, which...
EDINBURG, RGV - Dr. Francisco Fernandez is stepping down as founding dean of UT-Rio Grande Valley's School of Medicine. The surprise annoucement was made via a news release early evening Wednesday. In the news release, Fernandez is praised for his...
  EDINBURG, RGV - Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia says he does not want UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to be so starved of funds that it becomes known as Tortilla Tech. However, he says this could happen if Hidalgo County...
EDINBURG, RGV - The first class of graduate medical education residents at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance told the second class what it is like to practice medicine in the Rio Grande Valley at a White Coat Ceremony. Testimony was given...
EDINBURG, RGV - The start of something new for the Rio Grande Valley will begin in the fall as the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine inaugurates its first class of 55 students. The new medical school will have a...
EDINBURG, RGV – UT-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey says medical residents can have a bigger impact in the Valley than they can in other parts of the country. Bailey spoke about the future of general medical education at a...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Dr. Joseph B. McCormick, the regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston’s School of Public Health in Brownsville, is stepping down.  But, as he and his colleagues said at a fiesta held...
EDINBURG, RGV - South Texas Health System is to change the name of its medical centers in the Rio Grande Valley. For example, Edinburg Regional Medical Center will be called STHS Edinburg, Edinburg Children’s Hospital will be called STHS Children’s,...

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