Health Care in Del Rio, TX

By Jessica Walker Boehm on April 28, 2013 at 10:00 am EST
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Serving Del Rio and the communities that surround it, Val Verde Regional Medical Center is the area's only full-service hospital. Del Rio also is home to the Amistad Medical Professionals, a group of eight specialty physicians that is part of VVRMC.

Val Verde Regional Medical Center

Open since 1959, VVRMC has 93 beds and is staffed by a team of 400 health-care professionals. The facility, which includes a level IV trauma center in its emergency department, provides hospice care, an intensive care unit, a special procedures unit, an imaging center and surgical services. In addition, a women's center with five labor/delivery/recovery rooms is on site for expectant mothers, as well as a 16-crib nursery with a postpartum area nearby.

Renovations are under way at VVRMC, with each of the medical surgical unit's patient rooms being transformed to private accommodations. The women's center also will receive a “facelift,” according to Francine Piña, VVRMC's vice president of community service and hospitality.

“The renovations are another component to raise the bar in what our community deserves from this hospital and will give us the ability to offer amenities comparable to larger health-care systems,” Piña says.

VVRMC's additional services include physical, occupational and speech therapies; wound care; respiratory therapy; and sleep disorder treatment. The medical center also operates the Val Verde Health Clinic, which is nearby and treats minor injuries and illnesses.

“Though VVRMC continues to renovate, expand in services, and advance in technology, its mission and commitment to serve the community has remained unchanged,” Piña says.

Amistad Medical Professionals

VVRMC also includes the Amistad Medical Professionals, a group of physicians that recently grew by three members – Dr. Mark Manning, Dr. Jose Oviedo and Dr. Mostafa Salama – who previously worked with Shannon Health System at the Vista Verde Medical Plaza building. In early 2013, VVRMC purchased the facility, enabling patients to continue receiving care at the same location.

“VVRMC is proud to welcome these physicians to Amistad Medical Professionals and looks forward to adding other physicians to address the needs of our community,” Piña says. “Our goal is to create the best possible outcome and patient care experience for the people we serve.”

Currently, the eight-physician team specializes in psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, cardiology, pediatrics, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Four mid-level providers, including nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, also are part of the Amistad Medical Professionals group.

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