Valley Baptist Health System opened a new hospital in Weslaco. It’s a one of a kind facility with the goal to enhance healthcare for residents in Rio Grande Valley.
Valley Baptist Health System’s new micro-hospital is prepped and ready to treat a variety of illnesses.
The new facility includes a 14-bed emergency department, outpatient laboratory services and a procedure room.
Ronda Lewis is the administrator at the new facility. She tells CBS 4 the building will offer convenient services for those in need.
“We understand that travel not only financially, but emotionally can be a burden on the families. So bringing that care, that treatment, to the community alleviates that and allows them to in my mind actually recover a lot quicker,” she said.
The new facility also includes nurses, physicians and technicians to help outpatients with orders for specific tests from their doctors.
The micro-hospital focuses on treating low-acute patients whereas more complex care will be for larger hospitals in the area.
Valley Baptist Health System is planning to open more micro-hospitals throughout Texas.