Serving the People of the Rio Grande Valley Since 1919
Our hospital first opened its doors in 1919 to provide care to the people of the Rio Grande Valley. McAllen Medical Center'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.
McAllen Medical Center 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 III Trauma Center – making McAllen Medical Center an invaluable healthcare asset in South Texas.
Our distinctions include:
- Only Certified Primary Stroke Center in Hidalgo County
- The region's designated Advanced Level III Trauma Center
- Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
- Serve area veterans
South Texas Health System is an integrated system of care comprised of six hospitals, several freestanding emergency rooms, multiple physician practices and a broad variety of outpatient services.