South Texas Health System Children's
South Texas Health System Children's is located in the Rio Grande Valley, at the southern tip of Texas, and is part of the South Texas Health System, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS).
The 107-bed, freestanding pediatric hospital opened adjacent to South Texas Health System Edinburg in March 2006. The first of its kind in South Texas, South Texas Health System Children's 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 Volunteer at South Texas Health System Children's and South Texas Health System Edinburg. Two of the five operating suites at South Texas Health System Edinburg are dedicated to pediatric surgery for South Texas Health System Children's.
South Texas Health System is an integrated system of care comprised of six hospitals, several freestanding emergency rooms, multiple physician practices and a broad variety of outpatient services.
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.