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470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa

470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR

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Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD

Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission

$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent

Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent - Titans of the Texas Legislature
UTRGV Photo by Jennifer Galindo

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. 

Photograph Courtesy UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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