Featuring hospital leaders, physicians and staff, community partners and former patients, the ceremony will reflect on STHS Children’s rich history and bright future

South Texas Health System Children’s is coming up on another milestone — its 16th anniversary. For nearly two decades, the hospital has provided its pediatric patients and their families with quality, compassionate care and comprehensive programs to help children heal without having to leave the Rio Grande Valley.

Whether brought in for emergency care or treatment for an illness, the hospital’s commitment to a positive patient experience doesn’t stop there. STHS Children’s is dedicated to helping make the hospital setting less frightening for its young patients every day — whether through an activity, special character visit or holiday celebration. 

To mark its Sweet 16, STHS Children’s will host a special anniversary event on Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Along with welcoming former patients and volunteers, local leaders and hospital staff will all come together to reflect on the hospital’s impact on the community as the first and only freestanding pediatric hospital in the region, complete with its own dedicated emergency room just for kids. 

It’s a double celebration. Following remarks, hospital leaders and community partners will break ground on a a new courtyard for patients and their families to enjoy fresh air, outdoor scenery and a break from the hospital environment.

Who:South Texas Health System Children’s
What:Sweet 16 Celebration
When:Friday, March 4, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Where:STHS Children’s Main Lobby (socially distanced event, masks must be worn please)
South Texas Health System Children’s
1102 W. Trenton Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539

About South Texas Health System
South Texas Health System is a multi-facility healthcare system serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The system includes four acute care facility campuses with specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services, maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’s South Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit www.southtexashealthsystem.com. 

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of South Texas Health System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.