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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.

We Are You

In the Rio Grande Valley, we celebrate history, heritage, and culture with our family, friends and neighbors. For 100 years, Valley Baptist Health System has been celebrating alongside you. Our staff, who are our family, friends and neighbors are honored to help our community achieve health for life. Valley Baptist Health System #WeAreYou.

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A Community Built on Care

Caring, nurturing and helping heal friends, loved ones and neighbors is our passion, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

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We understand that it can be confusing to estimate treatment costs before choosing care. A comprehensive list of the hospital’s shoppable services and standard charges for services are available for review.

News & Announcements

Valley Baptist Health System to Host Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive from June 7-14

Jun 3, 2021

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE – Valley Baptist Health System is once again leading a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling from hunger with a healthy breakfast this summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, benefitting the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. The drive kicks off Monday, June 7 and runs through Monday, June 14.


“So many families in our community are impacted by hunger and must rely on the generosity of others, and that remains true even as we continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Leslie Bingham, CEO for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville. “That is why efforts like Valley Baptist’s Healthy over Hungry Cereal drive serve such a vital role for the communities we care for – they make a positive and tangible impact in the lives of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones in need.”

Nearly 1 in 2 children in the Rio Grande Valley live at or below the federal poverty level. It is far too common for families to pay all their bills only to find very little left for nutritious foods. Summer can be especially difficult for families when children are out of school. While local school districts have worked hard during the pandemic to offer healthy meals to children away from the classroom, there is still significant need for donations.

“At Valley Baptist we understand all too well the health issues children face from hunger and poor nutrition,” said Manny Vela, CEO for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist Health System. “We recognize the importance of beginning each day with a nutritious breakfast and through this drive we hope to help the many residents in our community struggling with food insecurity.”


Valley Baptist Health System will once again partner with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, which will serve as the recipient and distributor of the donations. Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy, fruit and lean protein, is a popular food item that experts say can easily address the hunger gap experienced by families throughout the community.

“We so appreciate Valley Baptist Health System’s efforts to once again host the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, and we are grateful for their commitment to building a healthy community,” said Stuart Haniff, MHA- CEO of the Food Bank RGV. “Summer is a particularly challenging time for our Food Bank because many children in need don’t have access to nutritious school breakfast, leaving their families turning to us for help. Because of the generosity of Valley Baptist and the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, these families will now have a healthy, whole-grain cereal breakfast every summer morning.”

At Valley Baptist-Brownsville, donations can be dropped off at the Stillman Lobby information desk. At Valley Baptist-Harlingen, donations can be delivered to the hospital’s South Tower Lobby.

To make a financial donation, please visit Valley Baptist Medical Center's Healthy Over Hungry Virtual Cereal Drive.