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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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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 Medical Center –Brownsville achieves designation for higher treatment of care for newborn babies

Aug 24, 2018
VBMC-B designated Level III NICU 

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS— Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville has been designated a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This designation means Valley Baptist-Brownsville offers a higher level of care for babies born prematurely or who need special care for an illness.  Valley Baptist-Brownsville is the first facility in Cameron County to be designated as a Level III NICU.

A Level III NICU offers a clinical team specially trained to care for babies as premature as 23 weeks, babies born with a critical illness, or babies in need of breathing equipment to help them stay alive.  The unit is fully equipped with modern state-of-the-art equipment and 24-hour coverage by skilled and talented Neonatologists and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, highly trained to provide quality care.  In addition, there is a Lactation Consultant to assist new moms with breastfeeding and collection of breast milk for all infants in the NICU.

“We are excited to offer our families in Cameron County a higher level of care for their new babies,” said Leslie Bingham, Chief Executive Officer for Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville.  “It’s important to us that families have the care they need close to home, and have world-class specialists here to take care of their babies.”

The multidisciplinary team is ready to assist babies to have the best outcomes with a NICU dietitian, speech/physical therapist, social worker, chaplain, among many other entities. A diverse group of specialists are also readily available, such as a cardiologist, neurologist, pharmacist, and ophthalmologist.

As noted by March of Dimes, it’s important for moms who may have had complications during pregnancy, or a baby that has a condition and needs specialized medical care at birth to have a higher level of care available to mom and baby at delivery.
“We always hope all of our babies born here are healthy and get to go home with mom, but if the need arises, we are here to provide the highest level of care to their most important bundle of joy.” said Bingham.