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Rio Grande Regional Hospital Opens First 24 Hour Emergency Care Center in McAllen

Rio Grande Regional Hospital November 05, 2012

Rio Grande Regional Hospital Opens First 24 Hour Emergency Care Center in McAllen

From sprains, broken bones, middle-of-the-night fevers and allergic reactions to more serious emergencies such as  chest pains and trauma―area residents can now access quality emergency medical care closer to home.  Rio Grande Regional Hospital opened McAllen’s first 24 Hour Emergency Care Center, a department of Rio Grande Regional Hospital, on November 5 , 2012, providing families emergency care when it’s needed most, now.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s new 24 Hour Emergency Care is an off-site emergency department located at 5100 W. Expressway 83 in McAllen, Texas. The hospital opened the new facility to accommodate the communities’ steady growth and development. Many new families have settled in the McAllen/Mission area and businesses continue to open and expand here as well.

“We are committed to bringing quality healthcare close to home for patients in our surrounding communities,” said, David Elgarico, COO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital. “For major emergencies, our staff will handle all the arrangements for admitting patients directly to our affiliated facility, Rio Grande Regional Hospital.”

At Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s 24 Hour Emergency Care patients can expect fast, convenient care with experienced board-certified physicians.  All lab work and imaging (digital x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound) are performed and processed on-site to expedite care.  An Emergency Department physician will interpret radiology and lab results, discuss your diagnosis, and review follow-up care.  Emergencies are never planned, but when an emergency happens, Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s 24 Hour Emergency Care - offers superior medical care, close to home.

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About Rio Grande Regional Hospital

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 and are proud to be the First and Only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley with a Pediatric Heart Program. For more information visit our website at

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