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Knee and Hip Surgery Helping Valley Patients to Walk Again Without Pain

Knee and Hip Surgery Helping Valley Patients to Walk Again Without Pain

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HARLINGEN – Nationally-recognized knee and hip replacement surgery which is performed at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has helped many Valley residents and visitors to regain their ability to walk without pain. In fact, Valley Baptist is one of the most experienced hospitals in Texas when it comes to…

Valley Baptist Makes ‘Honor Roll’ for Fast Response in Treating “Brain Attack” Patients

Valley Baptist Makes ‘Honor Roll’ for Fast Response in Treating “Brain Attack” Patients

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HARLINGEN – Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has received a new award — the “Target: Stroke ELITE PLUS Honor Roll Award” — while Valley Baptist-Brownsville has again received the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll” award — for fast response in treating patients who come to the hospital with symptoms of…

Valley Baptist Recognized with “Gold Plus” Awards for Care of Stroke Patients

Valley Baptist Recognized with “Gold Plus” Awards for Care of Stroke Patients

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HARLINGEN  –  Life-saving care provided by Valley Baptist Medical Center physicians and employees has once again enabled Valley Baptist-Harlingen and Valley Baptist-Brownsville to receive “Gold Plus” awards for care of stroke patients from the American Heart Association for 2015. The national awards program, Get With The Guidelines, is designed to help…

Dr. Ameer Hassan Treats Patient with Rare Condition in Brain at Valley Baptist in Harlingen

Dr. Ameer Hassan Treats Patient  with Rare Condition in Brain at Valley Baptist in Harlingen

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HARLINGEN  – Dr. Ameer Hassan, Endovascular Neurologist at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, recently performed a very specialized “endovascular neurology” procedure on a woman who traveled to Valley Baptist all the way from Italy, Jenni Cerea. Dr. Hassan said Ms. Cerea had an “occluded” vein on one side of…

Patient from Italy Comes to Valley for Specialized Endovascular Neurology Procedure

Patient from Italy Comes  to Valley for Specialized Endovascular Neurology Procedure

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HARLINGEN  – A 32-year-old-woman from Italy recently came to the Valley to have a specialized “endovascular neurology” procedure that was performed by Dr. Ameer Hassan at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Now Jenni Cerea is back in Bergamo, Italy (near Milan), recovering from the very specialized treatment that is…

Valley Baptist Volunteers Win State Awards for Service to Hospital Patients, Community

Valley Baptist Volunteers Win State Awards for Service to Hospital Patients, Community

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Hospital volunteers at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and Brownsville have received several state-wide awards for their service to hospital patients, including for serving as “compassionate companions” for terminally-ill patients who have no family members to be by their side during their final hours of life. The volunteers –…

Hospital Chaplains Offer Bereavement Support Groups: To Console Those Grieving Loss of a Loved One

Hospital Chaplains Offer Bereavement Support Groups: To Console Those Grieving Loss of a Loved One

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Chaplains at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen offer three Bereavement Support Groups, which are free and open to the public, for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one: • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP – This group is designed to give tools and support to those who…

Dr. Ameer Hassan, Endovascular Neurologist, to Help Lead National Organization

Dr. Ameer Hassan, Endovascular Neurologist, to Help Lead National Organization

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HARLINGEN – Dr. Ameer Hassan, who introduced specialized endovascular neurology procedures to deep South Texas in 2012 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, was recently named vice-chair of a national organization, the American Academy of Neurology’s section on Endovascular and Interventional Neurology. Dr. Hassan has participated in several clinical…

Hospital Chaplains Encouraging Valley Residents to Make Health Care Wishes Known

Hospital Chaplains Encouraging Valley Residents to Make Health Care Wishes Known

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HARLINGEN – Hospital chaplains at Valley Baptist Medical Center not only visit and pray with patients, but are also available to help patients and family members with documents such as advanced directives in which they can make their wishes known about their healthcare decisions. In fact, the Valley Baptist chaplains…

“Ultra-fast” Treatment Helps Weslaco Man to Walk & Talk Again After “Brain Attack”

“Ultra-fast” Treatment Helps Weslaco Man to Walk & Talk Again After “Brain Attack”

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Alfonso Soto Jr. of Weslaco was driving, running an errand on March 12, when his brother-in-law, who was in the passenger seat, noticed that Mr. Soto suddenly just “didn’t look good”. Mr. Soto, age 65, was slurring his speech and his face was drooping. Mr. Soto pulled over at a…