Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

About Us

Who We Are
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) is a 530-bed general acute care hospital located in South Texas. Our hospital was founded to serve over 1.2 Million residents and resolve limited healthcare access in a region that lacked any public or 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, and superior quality and efficiency to meet every patient’s health needs.
DHR is the largest physician-owned facility in the United States and offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border. We are located in a community that Forbes Magazine recently listed as one of the poorest areas in the United States. Despite these challenges, DHR has excelled in the delivery of care and was recently recognized, for the third straight year, by Thompson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation.
A Few Highlights
  • 530-Bed General Acute Care Community Hospital
  • Over 55 Specialties and Sub-Specialties
  • Care Provider to Over 180,000 Patients Annually
  • Operate 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 (Sees an Average of 2,200 ER Patients Per Month)
  • Named One of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. for 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • Home to the Only Exclusive Women’s Hospital in South Texas and a Level III-C B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit That is Ranked in the Top 5%, Nationally and Internationally, By the Vermont-Oxford Network for Exemplary Outcomes
  • Offer 88 Inpatient Beds for Mental Healthcare at the Behavioral Center at Renaissance
  • Home to the Highest Nurse-to-Patient Ratio in South Texas
"Its 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 2014. 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.
  • Partnered with The University of Texas Medical Branch— Galveston to re-open a UTMB Regional Maternal Child Health Clinic and Cancer Stop in Hidalgo County.
  • 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 will integrate all medical record systems in Hidalgo County and allow 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.
  • Working to form consortium of universities that will partner in bringing needed medical research and services to South Texas - DHR is in the process of finalizing a partnership with the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard University.
  • Provide over $20 Million in charity care annually. Contributed over $500,000 to healthcare-related community causes in 2010.
DHR by the numbers: a few quick statistics
  • 2010 Personnel Cost: $166 Million
  • DHR’s Local Economic Impact: $1 Billion Over The Past 3 Years*
  • Current Employment: 3,400
  • 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 750 babies a month (an elementary school every month!)
* Data Source: University of Texas – Pan American, Economic Assessment

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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.