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Welcome to Valley Baptist Health System

Welcome to the award-winning and nationally recognized Valley Baptist Health System.  Serving South Texas for nearly 100-years as a faith-based regional health system, Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville, Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen and Valley Baptist Micro-Hospital – Weslaco, are supported by Free Standing Emergency Centers, the FIRST Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Valley, comprehensive stroke rehabilitation services, a specialized children’s unit with a dedicated pediatric emergency unit, a specialty women’s center, geriatric behavioral health clinic, breast center, heart and vascular clinic, community reference laboratories, family care clinics, fitness center, healthy women’s centers, imaging centers, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, neurology center, family practice residency clinic, a physician network, and the Valley Baptist School of Vocational Nursing.

From celebrating the birth of your newborn babies to restoring health or treating you in an emergency, we know that care is more than medicine.  Valley Baptist is focused on helping our community achieve health for life through compassionate service inspired by faith, prompted by kindness and, an experience based on excellence.

The Valley Baptist network of care features 866-beds and includes more than 500 physicians, which are supported by 3,500 clinical and non-clinical staff members.  And, it extends many of its services beyond its facilities and into local communities, offering free medical screenings, supporting groups and numerous educational opportunities.   

Valley Baptist – Built on a Community of Care and safety.  We are honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

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Finding support during grief, Valley Baptist urging self care

Dec 3, 2021

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — With the ongoing pandemic, many people here in the valley have dealt with the loss of a loved one. Valley Baptist Medical Center is still urging people dealing with grief to take care of themselves.

Chris Hall has been a Chaplain at Valley Baptist Medical Center for the last 23 years. Since the start of the pandemic more people have been dealing with grief. People like Hall are in demand for emotional support.

“We’re made of three parts,” Hall said. “We’re made up of body, mind, and soul.”

Chaplains at the hospital usually have support groups available for anyone in the community who is experiencing bereavement. But because of COVID-19, Hall said those support groups have been put on hold. But the need for emotional and spiritual support is still there.

“Because there is not a group available, we have tried to do a few things like one on one with people we’ll do some things over the phone, try to reach out over the phone with some of our volunteers and some of our chaplains as well as the needs that arise,” Hall said.

But Hall said there are still ways for people to take care of themselves during grief by just remembering the person they lost.

“Do things that might have been traditions that you remember with that loved one that you lost and, in some cases, maybe even start a new tradition,” Hall said. “The things that I think that are important to a person who is suffering loss is to remember that grief is normal.”

And while people have gone through losing a loved one during the pandemic, Hall and his fellow Chaplains wish they can be there with more support for the community.

“I’ve missed that that group, I’ve missed the support the group can offer other people,” Hall said. “I encourage people to come and be a part of the group for themselves but also what they might offer others. So yes there has been a big gap.”

But for now, Hall and his staff will still be there to support patients and their families and the hospital. But despite all the darkness through the pandemic, there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.

“Remember that you can normalize your grief… and even embrace your grief and allow your grief to help you with that process,” Hall said.

Chaplains at Valley Baptist Medical Center are still providing alternative grief support for the rest of the community. To find help, you can call the Valley Baptist Medical Center Chaplains at 956-389-1194.