Texas Border Business
By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, and DHR Health staff have been honored with separate resolutions by the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced.
Lizcano received unanimous legislative approval for “his commitment to going above and beyond in behalf of his community (that) has earned him the esteem of his colleagues,” said Canales, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation.
In addition, the 150-member Texas House of Representatives paid tribute to “the physicians, nurses, administrators, and other staff members at DHR Health Hospital in Edinburg (who) have distinguished themselves by providing Hidalgo County residents with the highest standards of care,” the House District 40 state lawmaker highlighted.
Anchored in southwest Edinburg, with a growing presence in neighboring McAllen, DHR Health offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. southern border, with more than 1,400 nurses and 600+ physicians providing care in 70+ specialties and sub-specialties.
DHR Health is the flagship teaching hospital for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and encompasses a general acute hospital with the only dedicated women’s hospital south of San Antonio, a rehabilitation hospital, a behavioral hospital, more than 70 clinics Valley-wide, advanced cancer services, the only transplant program in the Rio Grande Valley – and the only functioning 24/7 Level 1 Trauma Center south of San Antonio.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd (“DHR”) and its general partner, RGV Med, Inc. (“RGV Med”) own and operate a 519 licensed bed general acute care hospital located at 5501 South McColl in Edinburg. The facility is one of the largest physician-owned facilities in the United States that began as an ambulatory surgery center in 1997.
DHR Health is headquartered on a 130-acre site, with most of the facilities in southwest Edinburg but with a growing presence in McAllen, including its South Campus located immediately across Owassa Road in northeast McAllen.
The public legislative praise are featured in House Resolution 366, congratulating Lizcano on receiving the 2020 Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year award, and in House Resolution 359, honoring the staff members of DHR Health Hospital in Edinburg for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canales was the author of both resolutions.
A resolution is a formal expression of recognition, opinion, or decision, other than a proposed law, that may be offered for approval to one or both chambers of the Texas Legislature by a member of the House of Representatives or Senate.
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