FEATURED: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health. “This Level One Trauma designation is a reflection upon the work and the belief and the vision that all of you have had,” he said at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott announced that DHR Health had been designated as the top trauma center south of San Antonio. “I have come before many of you many times over the years and talked to you about our vision here at DHR Health. It’s always been a vision of transformation. It’s not just about of the delivery of health care, but lifting up an entire area because 1.4 million people deserve the best.”
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: John Paul Barajas, News Correspondent, KRGV News, interviews Raúl Barreda, MD, Trauma Surgeon, Acute Care Surgery, DHR Health, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, following a press conference where DHR Health officials announced they now featured the region’s first and only Functioning Level I Trauma Center.
Featured: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, was a cosponsor of House Bill 2059, one of a series of bills that became state laws in September 2019 designed to help fight human trafficking – also known as “modern slavery”. House Bill 2059, which was unanimously supported by the Rio Grande Valley state legislative delegation, helps Texas fight human trafficking by ensuring that health care providers are trained to identify and assist victims, reports DHR Health.
Featured, from left: Liz Adamson, Chief Experience Officer, DHR Health; Maritza Padilla, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, DHR Health; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Hospital, DHR Health; Marissa Castañeda, Senior Executive Vice President, DHR Health: Nancy García, Chief Clinical Officer, Surgical and Procedural, DHR Health; and Dr. Ted E. Bear, Funology Specialist. This image was taken at DHR Health on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, as part of National Nurses Week to raise awareness of the important roles nurses play in society.
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.