Brownsville, Texas - June 29, 2016 ― Valley Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the newly renovated Emergency and Imaging Departments that will increase capacity for the growing number of patients needing emergency, inpatient and outpatient care.

Valley Regional Medical Center has expanded its Emergency Department with the addition of 7 new rooms which increases the Emergency Room to 23 beds. These 7 new rooms, with a dedicated nurse and medical professional, will focus on patients with low-acuity injuries and symptoms that include, but are not limited to, small cuts requiring stitches, sprained ankles or a sore throat with a cough. The goal is to manage patients, from the time they arrive to the time they leave, in 85 minutes or less. This results in reduced wait times to see a medical professional and faster treatment. Patients requiring a higher level of care, or who have life threatening emergencies, will continue to be treated in the main Emergency Room. Valley Regional Medical Center is also installing new kiosks in the Emergency Department lobby to allow for quick and easy check-in for emergency services.

In addition to the Emergency Room expansion, the Imaging Department has doubled its capacity to provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care with the addition of a second CT scanner and a new patient holding area. The additional CT scanner reduces patient wait times and increases turnaround times. The new patient holding area features four beds that offer radiology patients a comfortable place to prepare for and recover from interventional imaging procedures. Three Radiology Registered Nurses who are Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Cardiac Life Support certified continuously monitor patients before and after procedures offering a comfortable and safe environment for patients.

“This investment allows us to better deliver the quality care patients expect and deserve. We are committed to providing superior patient-centered care to every patient, and are doing everything possible to improve their health and provide them the peace of mind they deserve,” said Art Garza, Chief Executive Officer.


About Valley Regional Medical Center
Valley Regional Medical Center is conveniently located at the corner of Expressway 77 and Alton Gloor Boulevard in Brownsville. With physicians representing over 25 specialties, Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality programs, including advanced diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, women’s services, pediatric services and neonatal intensive care. Valley Regional Medical is nationally recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and our Emergency Department is designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center treating a wide range of emergent needs 24 hours a day. For more information on Valley Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, visit our website at

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, eight ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at