Urge Our Elected Officials to Designate Us a Children’s Hospital

STHS Childrens hospital exterior

Edinburg Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 2006 as the first full-service freestanding children’s hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. To date, the hospital, renamed South Texas Health System Children’s in 2020, has served more than 300,000 pediatric patients and their families as the only children’s hospital operating South of San Antonio for a stretch of 17 years.

STHS Children’s serves thousands of children annually, but has not yet been granted the “Children’s Hospital” designation through state licensing. You can help us obtain that official designation.

Contact Your Local Representative

Use the Voter Voice form below to contact your local representatives and urge support for South Texas Health System Children’s designation as a Children’s Hospital. Take action now to improve healthcare resources for children in the Rio Grande Valley!

 Contact your representatives in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the form below
  2. Check your email to receive your verification code
  3. Input your code and submit your letter

Why It Matters

  • Children’s Hospitals have access to more resources.
  • The specialty license will enable us to further expand our services.
  • Designated as a Children’s Hospital, we’ll be listed among other similar facilities across the nation.

Our Story

South Texas Health System Children’s opened its doors on March 4, 2006. Watch this video that showcases key milestones and discusses the critical purpose the hospital plays as a beloved part of the community.

Hear Our Patients’ Stories

Quality care is our passion; improving lives is our reward!
Read these heartwarming stories of hope, healing and gratitude.

Issac Garza

“One of my biggest concerns as a parent is for my children to have quality medical care when needed. After one of my sons survived a near death medical condition, my priority became to ensure my sons have the best medical care available. South Texas Health System Children’s is my number 1 choice for quality healthcare because their physicians and nurses provide top notch comprehensive care right in our backyard.”

Laura Gomez Garza, Mother of Isaac Garza

Angel Quintanilla

“South Texas Health System Children’s has been there for my own children’s health needs and for many other families who have children with special needs and all kinds of health issues. I have seen the hospital expand and grow into a facility that offers comprehensive health services with love and compassion. We are fortunate to have such a great hospital in our community.

"I want to thank STHS Children’s for helping my children when they have been sick through their early childhood years. The kindness and compassion they received there from the staff made a difference in their healing process and has stayed with them for a lifetime.”

Cesar (Eddie) Quintanilla, Father of Angel Quintanilla

Ana Salinas

Ana Salinas' 16-month-old son was a patient at South Texas Health System Children's. She was very grateful for the compassionate care her son received and came back to the hospital to thank the nurse who helped her son.

STHS Children's Patient Activities

Characters of Character

South Texas Health System Children's teamed up with nonprofit organization Characters of Character for a special lesson on the importance of having good character traits. Participating pediatric patients had the chance to listen and learn about positive traits like perseverance while painting and coloring.

Molina Healthcare Virtual Playground

South Texas Health System Children’s launches its first-ever virtual playroom — an innovative program that allows pediatric patients to participate in fun activities via kid-friendly tablets.

Spirit of Children’s Halloween at STHS Children's

During Halloween, members of the South Texas Health System Children's team help bring the spirit of Halloween to children spending the holiday in the hospital.

Employees Share Why They Love Working at STHS Children's

For as long as South Texas Health System Children's has been around, so have some of the hospital's staff. They are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care for their patients, treating each one like family.

Take Action Now!

Let your voice be heard! Please send a message to your local representatives and urge support for South Texas Health System Children’s designation as a Children’s Hospital.

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