Featured, from left: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, who also serves as Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health; and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville. The South Texas leaders are shown here on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Pharr Events Center.
Featured: Matías Ríos, 51, battled a life-threatening COVID-19 infection while admitted in the Serious Infectious Disease Unit (SIDU) at DHR Health in May 2020. Upon arrival to DHR Health, he presented with bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. After being placed on a ventilator for two weeks with minimal improvement, consent was obtained from his authorized guardian, allowing Ríos to receive a transfusion of Convalescent Plasma. One day after the transfusion Ríos’ condition started to improve and he was removed from his ventilator. Ríos is now on the road to full recovery.
Featured: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, participates in a salute to nurses at DHR Health in Edinburg on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, as part of National Nurses Week to raise awareness of the important roles nurses play in society.
Featured, from left: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, participating in the Texas Citrus Parade of Oranges in Mission. Both lawmakers represent significant portions of the City of McAllen in the Texas Legislature.
Featured, from left: Dr. John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his intent to appoint Ojeaga to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents – a first for UTRGV.
Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Víctor Escalón, Regional Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; and César Torres, Chief of Police, City of Edinburg, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The men paused to reflect on the lives of Texas law enforcement officers lost in 2019, as part of the DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The solemn event, which was broadcast live on the Internet, is available athttps://www.facebook.com/RepTerryCanales/videos/266479541400658/?tn-str=k*F’
Featured: Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, speaks during the UTRGV Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Latina Day on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Health & Physical Education II Building in Edinburg.
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, front row, second from left, and former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, front row, second from right, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This image was taken on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, during the grand opening of the UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty Clinic, located at 4150 Crosspoint Boulevard in Edinburg.
Featured: Dr. Leonel Vela, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources, and Senior Associate Vice President for Education, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, addresses the inaugural Class of 2020 of its 39 graduates on Saturday, May 9, 2020, as part of a virtual ceremony which took place on the Internet.