of the Starr County Memorial Hospital is:
To serve our fellow man by providing
quality healthcare and service for the overall
well-being of individuals in the community
regardless of race religion, sex, age,
nationality, or economic status.
value our Medical Staff, employees and
volunteers as our most important asset.
be good citizens through community
involvement, providing health education in
preventive medicine and self-care.
respect our patients' rights and decisions
about their healthcare.
invest in our future by providing a positive
family atmosphere of comfort, hospitality,
understanding, hope and support.
continue to grow and advance in technology.
adapt to the changes and challenges of a
pending reformation of the healthcare system
by becoming a part of
a successful integrated system of
"network" in order to meet all the
healthcare needs of the community in a most
effective, and economical manner.
all our mission is to serve.
County Memorial Hospital Socio-economics and
County Memorial District operates Starr County
Memorial Hospital (SCMH) located at 2753
Hospital Court, Rio Grande City, Texas. SCMH
is a progressive, acute-care general medical
center offering medical, surgical, obstetric
and pediatric services. Established in 1975,
SCMH is licensed by the State of Texas and
accredited by CMS.
It is a member of the Texas Hospital
Association, American Hospital Association,
and the Texas Organization of Rural and
County Memorial District was created by a
special act of the 62 Texas Legislature in
1972 pursuant of the authority granted to the
Legislature by Article 9 Section 9 of the
Texas Constitution. The District is governed
by a five-member Board of Directors elected by
the voters of the District to serve two-year
terms. Elections are held the in May of each
County Memorial has been serving the needs of
Starr County since 1975. Currently, SCMH is
licensed as a 49
bed acute-care medical center. Several
renovations have been made to the facility
including an addition to the Laboratory
Department, an expansion to add space to the
Emergency Department and a new wing to provide
more space to the Obstetrics Department. The
Emergency Department is certified as a Level 4
Trauma Center. Additional space for a
unit was provided. SCMH now has three Rural
We also offer outpatient lab services
at an off Campus location.