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  • Diagnostic imaging machine
  • Cardiopulmonary: a nurse is standing over a patient lying on the ground and assisting the patient to breathe with a bag valve mask.
  • General surgery: a background image of two surgical nurses fully dressed in proper surgical attire, a cap, mask, and operating gown.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS): the back view of an emergency van with its back doors open. The van is fully geared with equipment and a bed. There is a blurred image of an emergency medical technician heading toward the van and indicating immediate response.
  • Bone density: a patient is lying on a flat surface with his legs elevated and propped onto a cushion. A bone density machine is focused above his legs and is being observed by ta smiling physician, who is at the head of the patient.
  • Emergency department: a front view of a smiling physician in white scrubs and a green stethoscope placed around his neck. In the faint background, there are two surgical nurses dressed in full operating attire, with operating gowns, caps, and masks. They are both standing on either side of a bed and have hospital equipment nearby.
  • Lab: a room is fully equipped with lab equipment. There are three technicians that are working separately on different tests.
  • Nutrition: a variety of fruits are grouped together and have a measuring tape entangled in between them. There are bananas, green and red apples, a kiwi sliced in half, and an orange sliced in half.
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  • OB Services: an obstetrician-gynecologist is dressed in white scrubs and wearing a yellow stethoscope around her neck. She is presenting an image to a female patient. In the background is a hospital bed and equipment.

About Us

In 1972, thanks to the visionary eyes and mind of Dr. Mario E. Ramirez a special act of the 62nd Texas Legislature pursuant of the authority granted to the Legislature by Article 9, Section 9, of the Texas Constitution created the Starr County Hospital District. Established in 1975, Starr County Memorial Hospital is licensed by the State of Texas and accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

SCMH has continually provided health care services to Starr County's growing population. SCMH is a progressive, acute-care general medical center with a Level 4 Trauma Certification offering medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, outpatient, and ambulance services.

Currently, SCMH is licensed as a 48 bed acute-care medical center. SCMH has two Rural Health Clinics, the Roma Family Clinic and the Rural Health Clinic located at the hospital.

News at SCMH


Press Release

Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project

General Fund Budget

Ordinance No. 2018-01 to adopt 2018-19 General Fund Budget

SCMH and DHR Affiliation

View recent press conference here.

2018 Tax Rate

Resolution to adopt the Tax Rate for 2018

July 4th Holiday

Click Here for Holiday Information




Patients & Visitors
Patient Focused Care

Welcome to Starr County Memorial Hospital. This general acute care hospital has grown rapidly since first opening our doors in 1975 and continual growth and expansions for the community are already underway. Our patients and their visitors can enjoy the benefits of having quality care so close to home.


Quality Care Close to Home

Starr County Memorial Hospital continues to provide excellent service through our Board Members, Medical Staff, and Staff Members. Our successful years of operation are a reflection of our dedication to our community.

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