10 Things to Know About McAllen Medical Center

McAllen (Texas) Medical Center is a full service, acute-care facility and the flagship hospital for South Texas Health System.

Here are 10 things to know about McAllen Medical Center.

1. Elmo Lopez Jr. serves as CEO of the hospital.

2. Lorenzo Olivares serves as CFO of the hospital.

3. McAllen Medical Center has 441 beds.

4. There are 1,530 employees working at McAllen Medical Center.

5. In 2011, the hospital had 8,900 births. No other volume statistics are available.

6. In 2011, the hospital recorded $1.11 billion in gross charges and a net loss of $19.2 million.

7. McAllen Medical Center opened its doors in 1919 as McAllen Municipal Hospital.

8. In 2012, the hospital received a Women's Health Excellence Award and a Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award from HealthGrades.

9. McAllen Medical Center is one of the 50 largest for-profit hospitals in the United States.

10. The hospital is home to the area's only transplant center, is a certified primary stroke center and works with the federal Veterans Administration to provide services to area veterans.

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