Photo: Mom, Francisca Lopez, and Dad, Daniel Valle celebrating baby’s 100th day

Brownsville, Texas – September 1, 2016, 2016 – Valley Regional Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses celebrated Baby Denise’s 100th day of life with balloons, cake, and a special pink outfit handmade by Mireya Cordoba, NICU Nurse. Mom, Francisca Lopez, and dad, Daniel Valle, even brought candy bags for the nursing staff as part of the celebration.

“We want to offer special thanks to the nurses and neonatologists for caring for our little girl over the last 100 days. The have given her constant attention and made sure she continues to grow and become healthier. They have given us hope,” said Daniel Valle.

Baby Denise Zuri Valle was born on May 24, 2016, at just 23 weeks and weighing 600 grams, which is about 1.5 pounds. 100 days later, Baby Denise is now weighing in at 5 pounds and 2 ounces, and looking stronger than ever. Mom and dad are excited for their baby’s development and look forward to taking her home soon.

“We are proud of our caring and compassionate NICU nursing staff and our neonatologists that care for our tiniest of patients and give their families hope and peace of mind,” said Art Garza, Chief Executive Officer for Valley Regional Medical Center.

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 Valley Regional Medical Center.

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 HCA Gulf Coast.