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Audio: Mendez: DHR can have as massive an affect on Brownsville because it has had on Edinburg – Rio Grande Guardian


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Trey Mendez desires DHR Well being to have the identical affect in Brownsville because it has had in Edinburg.

The Brownsville mayor spoke not too long ago at a test signing ceremony that noticed $1.7 million awarded to the hospital system for workforce coaching initiatives in his metropolis. The funding is coming from the Texas Workforce Fee.

DHR Heath’s is at present setting up a brand new hospital in Brownsville. The primary part will see 200 new jobs created, together with a 24 hour emergency room, not less than 16 inpatient beds and state-of-the-art working rooms.

“That is for me a extremely thrilling day,” stated Mendez, in reference to the test signing occasion. “I’m wanting ahead actually to the groundbreaking however that is simply the beginning of numerous nice issues for DHR in Brownsville.” 

Mendez stated enhancing entry to specialty healthcare was a precedence of his when first elected mayor three years in the past.

“Dr. Singh can’t let you know what number of occasions we’ve met, actually attempting to recruit the efforts of DHR in Brownsville, not solely as a result of we would have liked well being care, however we’d like the specialty well being care and we would have liked the issues that DHR does. Their monitor file is impeccable and so they’ve carried out some nice issues in Edinburg.”

Dr. Manish Singh is CEO of DHR Well being. He was on the test signing ceremony.

Mendez additionally praised Julian Alvarez, labor’s consultant on the Texas Workforce Fee. Alvarez wrote the $1.7 million test on behalf of TWC.

“I can’t say sufficient nice issues about what you’ve carried out for for this group,” Mendez stated of Alvarez.

“Not forgetting the place you’re from, but in addition simply opening opening your time, your checkbook to this group; however actually extra so simply working with us, giving us concepts and actually attempting to spur extra financial growth and higher healthcare on this group. So for that, thanks very a lot.”

Mendez stated he’s wanting ahead to DHR Well being rising its footprint in Brownsville.

“Thanks to DHR. I sit up for this relationship and I sit up for many extra nice issues. I do know the footprint in your historical past in Edinburg was about development and I sit up for that development right here,” Mendez stated. “We sit up for some implausible issues in Brownsville.”

In his remarks, Dr. Singh stated DHR plans to increase the healthcare providers it offers in Cameron County to incorporate surgical procedures, emergency division and inpatient therapy.

“I’m at all times happy to go to this stunning metropolis of Brownsville and sit up for spending much more time right here within the close to future,” Singh stated.

“We’re grateful to the Brownsville group and surrounding communities in Cameron County for welcoming DHR Well being to the world in an excellent greater capability with this new hospital and the elevated providers we’re keen to offer.”

Editor’s Word: Right here is the uncooked audio from the occasion, courtesy of Ron Whitlock Reviews:


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