Edinburg Children's Hospital
Edinburg Children's Hospital is located in the Rio Grande Valley, at the southern tip of Texas, and is part of the South Texas Health System. The system, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), includes five acute care facilities and one behavioral health center.
The 107-bed, freestanding pediatric hospital opened adjacent to Edinburg Regional Medical Center in March 2006. The first of its kind in South Texas, Edinburg Children's Hospital features a four-story pediatric tower, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, specialty pediatric services and advanced technology, including the Valleys first 32-slice CT and radioflouroscopy room. To increase capabilities, some resources are shared between Edinburg Children's Hospital and Edinburg Regional Medical Center. Two of the five operating suites at Edinburg Regional Medical Center are dedicated to pediatric surgery for Edinburg Children's Hospital.
The hospital treats children from birth to 19 years of age and features a kid-friendly, comfortable atmosphere, with boldly colored murals from renowned artist Roark Gourleywith. There are large pediatric playrooms where kids can have fun and a special teen room with a large-screen TV, movies, electronic video games, board games and more. The hospital also has it's own mascot, Eddy, who helps brighten kids' days when they are in the hospital.