HARLINGEN/BROWNSVILLE – Becker’s Hospital Review recently included the Women’s Health programs of Valley Baptist Health System among 100 of the “great Women’s Health programs” in the United States for providing “award-winning” care to women in the Rio Grande Valley.
To create the list, which does not rank the programs in any particular order, the editorial team at Becker’s selected programs based on a number of factors, including national rankings and awards received from a wide array of institutions, such as U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for gynecology, CareChex rankings for women’s healthcare, women’s health HealthGrades awards, Women’s Choice Award’s Best Breast Centers list, and others.
VBHS Women’s Health programs are the only programs in the Rio Grande Valley to make the Becker’s list, and as a system are just one of 12 selections from throughout the entire state of Texas.
“The inclusion of Valley Baptist Health System in the Becker’s 100 great women’s health programs list is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to the women of our community,” said Manny Vela, CEO of Valley Baptist Health System.
“Recognition of this sort does not happen by chance. It is possible only through the dedication and tireless work of our nurses, physicians, and ancillary staff, who treat our patients as if they were family.”
VBHS Women’s Health programs are committed to providing care that is comprehensive, compassionate and patient and family-centered, from maternity care to annual checkups. Services include digital mammography (Valley Baptist-Harlingen is the only hospital in the Valley to offer 3-D breast mammography), general obstetrics and gynecology, robotic surgery, reproductive medicine, infertility and family planning, bladder control and uterine fibroids, menopause issues, and gynecological cancers and other issues affecting women of all ages.
Specifically related to maternity care, VBHS Women’s Health programs include both routine and high-risk obstetrical services in addition to an obstetrician available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in case of emergency.
At VBMC-Brownsville, facilities include three dedicated operating room suites, a 10-bed labor, delivery and recovery unit, a 36-bed postpartum unit (28 private and four semi-private rooms) and a 32-bed newborn nursery.
VBMC-Harlingen facilities include 10 labor and delivery rooms, 32 renovated postpartum rooms, and a 30-bed newborn nursery.
For our tiniest patients requiring more specialized, 24-hour care, both facilities are equipped with Level II Newborn Intensive Care Units – with patients having access to a 34-bed NICU at VBMC-Brownsville and a 40-bed NICU at VBMC-Harlingen.
For additional information on the complete line of women’s health services offered by Valley Baptist Health System, visit https://www.valleybaptist.net/our-services/women’s-health