May 22, 2018
Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) an HCA Affiliated Hospital is committed to streamlining the nursing environment and equipping our nurses with the latest technology to provide high-quality care to our patients. As an organization, we are constantly seeking innovative solutions to improve patient care and enhance the nursing experience.
At RGRH, we want our nurses to spend their time fulfilling their calling, and we are continuously introducing new technology and innovations like evidence-based clinical documentations (EBCD). EBCD gives nurses time back at the bedside by recording vital information needed to provide our patients with the best nursing care. This new way of documentation produces data to help evaluate the care of individuals as well as the different population of patients.
“Our nurses tell me they have more time to spend at the best side and less time in front of the computer,” said Theresa Escobar, MSN, RN, Director of Advanced Clinicals. “This type of technology, is transforming the nursing practice at HCA by enabling our nurses to deliver safer, higher-quality care while spending more time doing what they love – caring for our patients.”
About Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a 320-bed, full service acute care medical facility serving the Rio Grande Valley. With more than 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; Intensive Care for Adults and Pediatric; Cardiac Care; Chest Pain Center Accreditation; Surgical Services; Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics; Comprehensive Accredited Center in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program; Rio Grande Surgery Center; Radiology; Women’s Services; Neonatal Care; Four Off-Site Women’s Clinics; Diabetes Management Center; Three Off-Site Satellite Laboratories; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Advanced Level III Trauma Services; Two Off-Site Emergency Departments, and a Helicopter Landing Area to help expedite emergency care. Named IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals 2018. For more information, visit