has a population of 426,235 residents.
All Cameron County Hospitals Utilize tertiary specialty facilities for transfer including but not limited to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Santo Rosa Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, San Antonio Military Medical Center SAMMC, UTMB Medical Center in Galveston, UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, and Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston.
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Hidalgo County has a population of 887,934 residents. Knapp Medical Center provides services for the residents of Weslaco and its surrounding area including Mercedes to the East and West to Alamo. Edinburg Regional Medical Center provides medical care to residents of Southern Brooks County and North of Pharr. Mission Hospital provides care for residents of Mission and its surrounding areas as far west to Starr County line and east to Ware Rd. in McAllen. McAllen Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital provide services to the residents of McAllen and its surrounding communities including Pharr and San Juan. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance operates with the city of Edinburg providing services for Edinburg, McAllen, Pharr and San Juan. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, South Texas Health Systems McAllen and Rio Grande Regional Hospital serve as trauma centers for the Hidalgo County area.
Hidalgo County also utilizes specialty tertiary care facilities as named above, including but not limited to SAMC Burn Unit, Shriner’s, Driscoll, UTMB, and UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Starr County has a population of 65,785 residents. Starr County Memorial Hospital is a rural facility. After initial stabilization, patients are transferred to the nearest appropriate facility. Neuro-surgical cases may be transferred to McAllen Medical, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Valley Baptist-Harlingen, or North to San Antonio. Orthopedic and surgical cases are generally transferred to McAllen, Edinburg, or Mission. Starr County also utilizes specialty tertiary care facilities as named above, including but not limited to SAMC Burn Unit, Shriner’s, Driscoll, UTMB, and UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Willacy County has a population of 21,810 residents. Willacy County has no hospitals. The patients from this region are generally transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen or Harlingen Medical Center.