At South Texas Health System Children's, We Put Kids First

South Texas Health System Children's hospital exterior

South Texas Health System® Children's is located in the Rio Grande Valley, at the southern tip of Texas, and is part of the South Texas Health System, which is operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS).

The 86-bed, freestanding pediatric hospital opened adjacent to South Texas Health System Edinburg in March 2006. The first of its kind in South Texas, South Texas Health System Children's features a four-story pediatric tower, the region's largest dedicated pediatric emergency departmentspecialty pediatric services and advanced technology, including the Valley's first 32-slice CT and radioflouroscopy room. To increase capabilities, some resources are shared between South Texas Health System Children's and South Texas Health System Edinburg. Two of the five operating suites at South Texas Health System Edinburg are dedicated to pediatric surgery for South Texas Health System Children's.

Your Health. Our Purpose. 

South Texas Health System is an integrated system of care comprised of five unique facilities, a co-owned facility, six freestanding emergency departments, multiple physician practices and a broad variety of outpatient services.

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The hospital treats children from birth to 19 years of age and features a kid-friendly, comfortable atmosphere, with boldly colored murals from renowned artist Roark Gourleywith. There are large pediatric playrooms where kids can have fun and a special teen room with a large-screen TV, movies, electronic video games, board games and more.

During the pandemic, STHS Children’s launched a virtual playroom for its pediatric patients, which allows them to participate in arts & crafts events, as well as take part in virtual tours and presentations. In February 2023, the facility opened its Children’s Healing Garden, an outdoor space for patients and their families to relax during their hospital stay. Additionally, the facility features a Child Life Department to help families deal with the stress and anxiety they may feel while in hospital, as well as an onsite Ronald McDonald Family Room for parents with hospitalized children to relax, shower and do laundry during their child’s stay.

The hospital also has its own mascot, Eddie, who helps brighten kids' days when they are in the hospital.  

Edinburg Children's Hospital

Health Equity

South Texas Health System and its 11 facilities are committed to providing superior quality healthcare for patients. We are compassionate and responsive to the needs of those in our care. Through our relentless focus on quality, we are working to change lives and transform the delivery of healthcare. It is imperative that all individuals in our served communities have access to the care they need, regardless of age, race, gender or socioeconomic status.

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Quality Healthcare For Kids

  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department
  • Full surgical and diagnostic capabilities
  • Pediatric intensivists
  • Trained pediatric specialists
  • Pediatric imaging/radiology services
  • Intensive care beds
  • Step-down beds
  • Medical/surgical beds
  • Two large playrooms
  • Virtual playroom
  • Children's Healing Garden
  • Child Life Department
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room


1102 West Trenton Road,
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: 956-388-6800


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