Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

About Us

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) is a 530-bed physician-owned health system that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border. From general acute care services and graduate medical education to individually-tailored wellness and preventative health programs, at DHR over 600 physicians and more than 1,000 nurses dedicate themselves to offering a full continuum of care in over 60 different sub-specialties. DHR was founded in 1997 to help over 1.2 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Today, we are working to forge a new integrated health care delivery model that incorporates patient navigation, electronic medical records, population-based care, graduate medical education and superior quality and efficiency to meet every patient’s health needs.
DHR is one of the largest physician-owned facilities in the United States. We are located in a community that Forbes Magazine listed as one of the poorest areas in the United States. Despite these challenges, DHR has excelled in the delivery of care and has been named Thompson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation for three consecutive years. 
A Few Highlights
  • 530-bed general acute care hospital
  • Offers over 60 specialties and sub-specialties with 650 practicing physicians
  • Care provider to over 265,000 patients annually
  • Operates one of the largest emergency rooms in Hidalgo County with 24 ER beds and 24/7 access to on-site physicians and on-call specialists
  • Named one of Thomson Reuters "Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S." for three consecutive years
  • Home to the only exclusive Women’s Hospital in South Texas and a Level III-C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that is ranked in the Top 5%, nationally and internationally, by the Vermont-Oxford Network for Exemplary Outcomes
  • Home to the highest nurse-to-patient ratio in South Texas
  • Developed an unprecedented Associate Degree Nursing Dual Enrollment pilot program for high school students in the RGV
  • Over the course of twelve months, established and earned accreditation for four graduate medical education programs - family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology - in collaboration wtih the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
"Doctors Hospital at Renaissance 's rapid growth and ability to meet quality
and satisfaction standards in an area with significant economic and health challenges
can provide a roadmap for other similarly challenged hospitals."

~ Barbara Kirchheimer 8/20/2010

Establishing New Programs to Address Community Needs
  • Working with The University of Texas Health Science Center—San Antonio to establish a phase II cancer research program at the Cancer Center at Renaissance.
  • Expanded access to advanced care and research in the areas of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and gynecological care through a partnership with The University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston.
  • Working to become an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by 2016. To reach this goal, DHR is in the process of forming a partnership with Texas A&M University and the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), an industry-university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) funded by the National Science Foundation and health organizations to conduct research supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in healthcare.
  • Invested over $32 million to create an electronic medical record system to improve patient care and help eliminate duplicative tests.
  • Launched a county-wide effort to create an electronic community medical record platform (RioOne Health Network) that integrates all medical record systems in Hidalgo County and allows for physician collaboration on patient care across multiple platforms.
  • Formed the Diabetes & Obesity Prevention Institute of South Texas, a non-profit medical institute geared at reducing the prevalence of diabetes and obesity in South Texas, the largest contributing cost factors to healthcare in our region.
  • Provides over $20 Million in charity care annually. Contributed over $500,000 to healthcare-related community causes in 2014.
DHR by the numbers: a few quick statistics
  • 2013 Personnel Cost: $180 million
  • DHR’s Local Economic Impact: $1 billion over the past 3 years
  • Property and Sales Tax Paid: Over $6.7 million annually 
  • Current Employment: 3,900
  • Physicians on Staff: 568
  • Total Investment From Shareholders: Over $330 million
  • Average Wage of DHR Workforce: Over $30 per hour
  • Women’s Hospital at Renaissance: Delivers an average of 800 babies a month (an elementary school every month!)

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5501 S. McColl Rd. Edinburg Texas 78539 | (956) 362-8677 | 956-DOCTORS

As required by the 2012 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment;
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Physician Self-Referral; and Patient Notification Requirements
in Provider Agreements
final rule, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Ltd is disclosing that it is seeking an expansion
exception under Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance proudly meets the federal definition of a “physician-owned hospital” (42 CFR § 489.3).
As required by law, a list of the hospital’s physician owners or investors is available by clicking here.