McAllen, Texas – Rio Grande Regional Hospital, ranked #44, has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the second consecutive year that the hospital has made the exclusive list.

The rankings were announced on Oct. 8, during a live virtual ceremony to celebrate the 2020 award winners, and in conjunction with Modern Healthcare’s Workplace of the Future Conference.

“It is quite an honor to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare, for the second year in a row,” said Cris Rivera, Chief Executive Officer of Rio Grande Regional Hospital. “Our leadership team, colleagues and physicians are united by our mission to care for and improve human life and we are committed to caring for each other like family. This award reinforces the effectiveness of our work to continually put our colleagues and patients first in everything we do.”

Modern Healthcare’s 13th annual Best Places to Work program identifies and honors 150 outstanding companies and organizations within the U.S. healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. This distinction requires a special commitment to culture and excellence. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

"It has been an especially trying year for the world, and healthcare in particular as COVID-19 ravages our communities and workplaces," said Aurora Aguilar, Modern Healthcare's editor. "But the organizations recognized on this year's list rose to the top and continued to be a source of strength for their teammates. They have seen their patients and colleagues fall ill to the virus and seen some struggle with the economic impact of the pandemic. The loyalty and trust between employers and their workers are being put to the test now more than ever. We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for continuing to serve their workforce and communities during such an unprecedented time."

About Rio Grande Regional Hospital

Rio Grande Regional Hospital, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated hospital, is a 320-bed, full-service acute care medical facility serving the residents of the Rio Grande Valley. With more than 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, along with >Children’s Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital, offer wide a range of comprehensive services including adult and pediatric intensive care, an accredited Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center, a Level III Trauma Center, neuroscience unit, minimally invasive surgery and robotics and an accredited surgical weight loss program. The hospital also features several satellite locations including an outpatient surgery center, three women’s clinics, three outpatient laboratories and three freestanding emergency departments. For more information, visit Rio Health.

About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 16 hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers, 16 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides on-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 184 hospitals in the United States and England. For more information, visit HCA Gulf Coast.