Serving the People of the Rio Grande Valley Since 1919

Exterior view of main entrance to hospital

Our hospital first opened its doors in 1919 to provide care to the people of the Rio Grande Valley. South Texas Health System® McAllen's full service acute care facility opened in December 1985 after spending more than 50 years in downtown McAllen, Texas as McAllen Municipal Hospital, McAllen General Hospital and McAllen Methodist Hospital.

South Texas Health System McAllen was the first in McAllen and neighboring cities to offer services such as open-heart surgery, one-day cardiac catheterization and magnetic resonance imaging. Today, it’s become a large tertiary hospital for specialized treatment with a Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center – making South Texas Health System McAllen an invaluable healthcare asset in South Texas.

Our distinctions include:

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
  • Proudly serve area veterans

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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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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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Hospital Leadership

South Texas Health System McAllen

Emma Montes-Ewing
Chief Executive Officer

Kennetha Foster
System Chief Nursing Officer

Trey Nash
Chief Financial Officer

South Texas Health System

Chuck Stark
Regional Vice President

Fabian Borrego
Regional Chief Financial Officer

Doug Matney
Vice President – Ambulatory Emergency Services


301 West Expressway 83,
McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: 956-632-4000


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