Thanks largely to new procedures and services at its two main health-care facilities, the Del Rio region is experiencing significant improvements when it comes to health and wellness. Val Verde Regional Medical Center and Amistad Medical Professionals are both continuing to take steps to help make for a healthier populace here.
Val Verde Regional Medical Center
As part of its mission to make health care and medical treatment for area residents a priority, VVRMC offers a variety of services and innovations. Founded in 1959, the medical center is a Joint Commission-accredited, 93-bed, level IV trauma center. Through the years it has expanded its facility, enhanced its diagnostic and treatment capabilities, added new services, improved efficiency and paid special attention to hiring the most caring of health professionals.
Among its services are hospice care a full-service imaging center, an intensive care unit, outpatient counseling for senior adults, surgery, respiratory care, inpatient dialysis, rehabilitation services including physical, speech and occupational therapy, and a special procedures unit including a cardiac catheterization lab. The medical center has a top-level Women’s Center, and its emergency department is a fully equipped eight-bed, level IV trauma center.
VVRMC has recently been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
In addition, VVRMC expanded its radiology services, working with South Texas Radiology Group. Through this, patients can know they will receive the best care from board-certified physicians and qualified staff using state-of-the-art technology. STRG, widely known for its sophisticated medical imaging service, can now provide the same care in Del Rio that patients typically seek in San Antonio and other larger cities,
Diagnostic imaging services at VVRMC include bone density unit, digital mammography, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and X-ray.
Amistad Medical Services
As a multi-specialty group that falls within the family of VVRMC, Amistad Medical Services provides a variety of health-care options for residents in and around Del Rio.
The facility emphasizes family practice, general surgery and orthopedics as its primary services. It also specializes in cardiology, pediatrics and psychiatry.