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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.

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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Valley Baptist Health System Volunteers Bring Big Smiles

Jul 13, 2018
HARLINGEN – What can one smile really do?  At Valley Baptist Health System, each smile brings thousands more smiles in return.  The dedicated team of volunteers in Harlingen and Brownsville makes it their mission to see how many smiles they can bring to patients, families and staff through their “Bring a Smile” program.  
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Volunteer Services makes it their goal each year to select a theme or program their team of
valley baptist volunteers dedicated volunteers wants to see come to fruition and then makes it happen.   In addition to the theme, they put together related decorations to help their vision transpire.  

“This year it was important to us to change people’s day with something as simple as a smile,” said Katie McCarty, Director of Volunteer Services for Valley Baptist Health System.  “Each volunteer was given a supply bag of “Smile” goodies to include, pencils, notepads, buttons and greeting cards, with the goal in mind to always share a smile with someone.”  

The program was kicked-off at this year’s annual spring appreciation banquet and has been a huge success.  A jar of smile buttons sits at the front check-in area so volunteers can put one on and take one to pass along, when preparing for their day of patient rounding.  

“It’s amazing the response we have seen when our volunteers arrive with their “Smiles” to brighten someone’s day,” said McCarty.  “That one smile can have such a positive impact on our patient’s experience.  It really is incredible.”

Volunteer Week is celebrated every year in April and is a special time to recognize and thank the team of volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others.

“As we celebrate Volunteer Week this week, we take the time to thank our hundreds of volunteers who are committed to making an impact and committed to spreading thousands of smiles here at VBHS,” said McCarty.