Becker’s Healthcare named Valley Baptist Health System (VBHS), with its hospitals in Brownsville and Harlingen, Texas, to its 2017 list of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs.”
VBHS Women’s Health programs are the only programs in the Rio Grande Valley to make the list. “The inclusion of Valley Baptist Health System on this list is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to the women of our community,” said Manny Vela, CEO of Valley Baptist Health System and Valley Baptist-Harlingen. “Recognition of this sort does not happen by chance. It is possible only through the dedication and hard work of our nurses, physicians and ancillary staff, who treat our patients as if they were family.”
According to Becker’s, the hospitals on the list were selected because of their support for award-winning programs in women’s health, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, gynecology and women’s heart care. The list also recognizes hospitals with forward-thinking labor and delivery departments and excellent maternity care.
“We are very proud to be recognized,” said Leslie Bingham, CEO of Valley Baptist-Brownsville. “It is further evidence of our commitment to provide world-class healthcare services to the residents of Brownsville and the surrounding areas.”
VBHS Women’s Health programs are designed to provide care that is comprehensive, compassionate and centered around patients and their families, from maternity care to annual check-ups. Services include digital mammography, general obstetrics and gynecology, robotic surgery, reproductive medicine, infertility and family planning, bladder control and uterine fibroids, menopause issues, gynecological cancers, and other medical needs affecting women of all ages.
For its tiniest patients, Valley Baptist-Brownsville boasts a 36-bed post-partum unit, a 32-bed healthy newborn nursery and a 32-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Valley Baptist-Harlingen features a seven-bed obstetrics emergency department, a 14-bed labor, delivery and recovery area, a 30-bed healthy newborn nursery, and a 38-bed Level III NICU.