“May the work of your hands bring healing to all the people you touch.” Chaplain, Sister Esther Rodriguez

Valley Regional Medical Center kicks off Hospital Week with Blessing of the Hands

Brownsville, TX — Each year, Hospital Week provides an opportunity to celebrate our caring and talented Valley Regional Medical Center family. Each colleague at Valley Regional Medical Center improves more lives in more ways by raising the bar, unlocking possibilities and caring like family—for patients and each other. This year, Hospital Week is observed from Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18.

The first event of the week was the Blessing of the Hands offered by VRMC Chaplain, Sister Esther Rodriguez. "May the work of your hands bring healing to all the people you touch," said Sister Esther as she anointed participants' hands with oil.

"I am so proud of our team and the care they provide to our patients, their families and the community," says Art Garza, Valley Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. "Each colleague plays an important role in carrying out our mission, and I look forward to celebrating with everyone during Hospital Week."

For our parent company, HCA Healthcare, Hospital Week is especially meaningful. The organization began with a single hospital, Park View Hospital in Tennessee, and now delivers patient-centered care in approximately 200 hospital campuses and 1,800 care facilities across 21 states and the United Kingdom.

"Our unique scale allows us to unlock possibilities for our patients, our colleagues and our physicians," says Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare. "Thank you for the work you do every day to care for and improve human life in our hospitals and communities."

Happy Hospital Week!