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Valley Regional Medical Center has been named a Blue Distinction Center® for its maternity care program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.“This designation recognizes our commitment to delivering quality specialty care that is safe and effective,” said Art Garza, Valley Regional Medical Center CEO. “The physicians, nurses and staff in our maternity center are pleased that the youngest of our patients are receiving care before and after delivery that is being recognized by a national association.”

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During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month, Valley Regional Medical Center is educating the community on atrial fibrillation, or "AFib,” which is the most common type of arrhythmia. This condition affects over 2 million Americans, with 160,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Atrial fibrillation is characterized by an irregular and often rapid heat rate. Symptoms typically include heart palpitations, chest pains, shortness of breath, and weakness.

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Valley Regional Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Valley Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the March of Dimes for reducing the number of elective inductions and caesarean deliveries performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy. According to studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Valley Regional Medical Center and other hospitals that institute policies to eliminate non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks' gestation may have a positive impact on fetal outcomes.

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Employees at Valley Regional Medical believe giving to others is the best way to spend the holiday season. For more than 28 years, Sostenes Mireles, Laboratory Services Director and fellow employees have spent the winter holidays helping those in need.

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Valley Regional Medical Center and Dr. Orlando Ramirez helped Abril Elizondo and Ariel Munoz, Jr. welcome their daughter, Amiee to the world at 2:38am on January 1, 2014. Amiee weighs 6 lbs and 14.8 ozs and is 20” long. This is their first baby. Amiee is also the first granddaughter born to both families.

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Valley Regional Medical Center today announced it has opened Brownsville’s first donor human milk depot, a place where lactating women can donate their extra breastmilk to help feed premature and critically ill babies. The donated breastmilk will be sent to The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin where it is pasteurized and made safe for babies, then dispensed by prescription to hospitals and outpatients throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and beyond.

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Valley Regional Medical Center, an HCA Affiliated Hospital, has been named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Valley Regional Medical Center received this recognition for the second year in a row for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

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Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that makes hairpieces for financially disadvantage children under the age of 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

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Brownsville, TX, August 8, 2013- Families from Brownsville and surrounding communities are invited to attend the 1st Annual Community Baby Expo, Saturday, August 10th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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