On June 30, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation amending his executive order on elective surgeries to include Hidalgo County as part of his update on the state's ongoing response to COVID-19.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital has well established protocols in place to care for patients with infectious diseases. Our responsibility during this pandemic includes balancing our readiness to care for patients with COVID-19 while continuing to make sure the many other patients who depend on our hospitals receive needed and timely care.

We have reviewed the order and the implications to our patients. It is important to know that our hospital will always adhere to the required bed capacity, supplies and equipment needed to care for our patients and adhere to Governor Abbott's executive order. If you have a question regarding a scheduled procedure, we encourage you to contact your healthcare provider.