South Texas Health System Children's

South Texas Health System Children's Hospital, Edinburg, Texas

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 owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS).

The 107-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, a dedicated pediatric emergency departmentspecialty pediatric services and advanced technology, including the Valleys first 32-slice CT and radioflouroscopy room. To increase capabilities, some resources are shared between Volunteer at 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 six unique facilities, 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. The hospital also has it's own mascot, Eddy, 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

  • Pediatric emergency department
  • Full surgical and diagnostic capabilities
  • Pediatric intensivists
  • Trained pediatric specialists
  • Intensive care beds
  • Step-down beds
  • Medical/surgical beds
  • Two large playrooms

Hospital Leadership

South Texas Health System Children's and South Texas Health System Edinburg

  • Lance Ames, Chief Executive Officer
  • Cat Domian, Chief Nurse Executive
  • Joshua Lamb, Chief Operations Officer 
  • Carlos Guajardo, Chief Financial Officer
  • Antony Sebastian, Assistant Administrator

South Texas Health System

  • Chuck Stark, Regional Vice President
  • Doug Matney, Vice President – Ambulatory Emergency Services