Six of Nation's Safest Hospitals Located in Emerging Region

Rio South Texas Home to Nationally Ranked Medical Care Facilities

Jun 21, 2010, 11:43 ET from Rio South Texas Economic Council

EDINBURG, Texas, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful regional economic development has to focus on more than tax incentives, skilled labor pools and transportation infrastructure. In considering possible locations for starting or expanding operations, corporations look closely at quality of life issues such as the availability of excellent healthcare. And Rio South Texas has a healthy quality of life outlook, with six of the nation's safest hospitals among its offerings.

Six Hospitals in Rio South Texas Rank among Nation's Top 5%

In its 2010 survey, HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent hospital rating company, assessed 5,000 hospitals and identified those facilities with the fewest number of in-hospital complications and mortality rates.

The following hospitals in Rio South Texas were evaluated as among the top 5% hospitals in the United States and were given the designation of "Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™."

  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg
  • Edinburg Regional Medical Center, Edinburg
  • Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen
  • McAllen Medical Center/Heart Hospital, McAllen
  • Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen
  • Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville

"Corporations from around the world are discovering that Rio South Texas has not only the right mix of business assets and incentives, but is also a great place to live and raise a family," said Pedro Salazar, Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. "That we have nationally recognized excellence in the healthcare arena is just one more of the advantages we offer as a region."

As the 23rd largest market in the country, and the third largest market in Texas, Rio South Texas is one of the fastest growing economies in the United States.  The region encompasses the four southernmost counties in Texas along with Northeastern Mexico. Rio South Texas Economic Council, a group of economic development partners, is leading the way to attract private sector investment, economic diversification and business expansions in six core industry segments.

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SOURCE Rio South Texas Economic Council