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Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med providing superior life-saving resources and expert medical personnel for Rio Grande Valley

Featured: As Texas lawmakers in Austin this spring look for ways to provide funds for the creation of additional Level I Comprehensive Trauma Centers throughout the state – including in deep South Texas – Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med are providing superior life-saving resources and expert medical personnel for the Rio Grande Valley. Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med professionals performing their duties in this image are Jessica Busby, RN, and Luis Corbiel, EMPT, FCP.

Photograph By TONY GARZA

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As Rep. Muñoz begins fifth term, funding for statewide trauma system, impact of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey among key legislative issues

Featured, from left: Irma Montemayor with A-Fast Bail Bonds; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, D-Mission; and now-retired Hidalgo County Treasurer Norma García, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Social Club in Edinburg, which was the site of a reception hosted by the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association to honor area elected leaders.


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Valley lawmakers ask Gov. Abbott to endorse push for Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center and improved statewide trauma preparedness

Featured, from left: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Directors, DHR Health; Raúl Barreda, Jr., MD, Trauma Medical Director, Level III Trauma Center, DHR Health; Joe M. Flores, Precinct 3 Hidalgo County Commissioner; Ramón García, County Judge, Hidalgo County; Eduardo “Eddie” Cantú, Precinct 2 Hidalgo County Commissioner; and David L. Fuentes, Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court endorsed efforts by DHR Health leaders, the region’s state legislative delegation, and a growing list of other elected governing bodies and private organizations, for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center(s) for the Rio Grande Valley, and for improved statewide trauma preparedness.

Photograph By EVANA VLECK

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