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EDINBURG, Texas – What happens if a hospital does not have enough personal protective equipment for its staff during a pandemic?

In the case of DHR Health the answer is, make your own. That is is what the health system did, Dr. Robert D. Martinez explained, during a recent Zoom conversation with Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor.

Martinez is chief physician executive and chief medical officer at DHR. The absorbing conversation shed light on the challenges a hospital faces, including reassuring staff that their safety is not being compromised. 

When told the hospital was sewing its own face masks, Taylor joked that DHR Health should register an offshoot titled DHR Manufacturing!

The Zoom conversation also touched on the mini market DHR has started to provide fresh vegetables and household items for staff. 

DHR now has a secure location for COVID-19 patients, Martinez explained. 


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