Rio Grande Regional Hospital Celebrates the Re-Grand Opening of the Newly Acquired Rio Grande Surgery Center

McAllen, Texas, March 25, 2014 — Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) celebrated the re-grand opening of the newly acquired Rio Grande Surgery Center located catty-corner to the hospital. The surgery center serves as an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) which is a health care facility that offers patients the convenience of having same-day surgeries and other procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting.  This includes diagnostic and preventive procedures. 

“There is a growing need for quality outpatient surgery facilities in our community.  This is exactly why we acquired the Rio Grande Surgery Center,” said Cris Rivera, Chief Executive Officer.  The surgery center has a proven track record of offering top quality compassionate care to its patients.  Aligning the surgery center with the hospital will allow both facilities to continue offering the community Healthcare You Can Trust.”

Rio Grande Surgery Center
1809 South Cynthia
McAllen, TX  78503

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Photo: Rio Grande Regional Hospital CEO Cris Rivera, McAllen City Commissioner Veronica Vela-Whitacre, members of the hospital Board of Trustees and staff celebrate the re-grand opening of the newly acquired Rio Grande Surgery Center on March 20th.



Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley.  With over 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, Rio Grande Regional Hospital along with the Children’s Medical Center at Rio Grande Regional Hospital offer an array of comprehensive services including: full surgical and diagnostic capabilities, Cardiac Care; Surgical Services; Radiology; Women’s Services; Diabetes Management; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Neonatal Care; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services; Off-Site Emergency Department, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center. For more information visit our website at