WESLACO, RGV - It seems a contradiction in terms, making an appointment for a week Friday to visit the ER department. But that is the service now on offer at the four emergency rooms operated by South Texas Health Systems....
WACO, Texas - At the last minute, the problem of finding a reasonable way to set Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors was punted, leaving the issue to be dealt with next year. Without the temporary measure (commonly known as the...
McALLEN, RGV - Demand by applicants wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is so great in the Rio Grande Valley that a call has gone out for more navigators. On Tuesday, the Obama Administration...
McALLEN, RGV - The demand to secure healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is huge in the Rio Grande Valley, which is understandable given that 40 percent of the population goes without insurance. That demand was there for all...
EDINBURG, RGV – Four new community clinics will be set up within a matter of weeks now that an affiliation agreement has been signed between Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and UT-Health Science Center San Antonio. Details were announced at a news...
EDINBURG, RGV - Dr. Carlos Cardenas, chairman of the board at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, began proceedings by calling it a Red Letter Day. Cardenas was kicking off a news conference to announce four new residency programs at DHR. The event...
EDINBURG, RGV - In various interviews with the Guardian over the years about the possibility of a four-year medical school being established in the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Kenneth Shine would always offer a word of caution. He would say that...
EDINBURG, RGV - Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has offered his alternative to the Affordable Care Act. At a news conference at El Pato in Edinburg last Thursday, Abbott was asked by a reporter for his plan to improve healthcare coverage...
McALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley is one of the first stops on a national “Countdown to Get Covered” bus tour and Mimi Garcia is on board. Garcia is Texas state director of Get Covered America, the nation’s leading enrollment...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville leaders and healthcare advocates are making a big push to get residents signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with four enrollments fairs being held in the city on Saturday. The City of Brownsville,...

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